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Eugene inventor patents prospecting tool

Mark Peterson, owner of Gold Rush Nugget Bucket Inc., has sold more than 2,200 gold panning kits in 14 months.

Hood River Distillers Inc. buys Clear Creek Distillery

The Hood River distillery is buying the Oregon whiskey maker.

University of Portland chooses new President

Rev. Mark L. Poorman has been named the university's 20th president.

Oregon's rural counties could receive millions of federal dollars

The state could receive federal money to cover the costs of public services on federally owned land.

Investment in Portland community has yet to pay off

Residents of the Lents neighborhood expected more from the $96 million spent to revitalize the area.

Digimarc speeds up grocery lines

The company's watermark technology can scan over 30 items a minute.

Winter drought sparks statewide concerns

Officials warn Oregonians to be wary of the unusually dry weather.