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Portland residents may get electricity rate increases

Portland-area residents will probably pay more for their electricity next year.

Oregon proposes State Park land exchange

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission is considering a land exchange with golf resort developer Mike Keiser.

Lawmakers back gillnetting bill

Oregon lawmakers backed a bill to move commercial gillnet fishers off the Columbia River.

Oregon banks report profit increases

Florence-based Siuslaw Financial Group and Eugene-based Summit Bank announced double-digit profit increases.

Washington County gets breastmilk bank

The Northwest Mothers Milk Bank celebrated its grand opening in Washington County this week.

Portland tests alternative fuel vehicles

Portland is becoming a testing ground for alternative fuel vehicles thanks to a commitment Oregon made to support rechargeable electric vehicles under former Gov. Ted Kulongoski.

Oregon economy continues to improve

Oregon economic activity strengthened in May, according the the University of Oregon's latest Index of Economic Indicators.