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PremierWest shareholders approve acquisition

Medford-based PremierWest Bank branches will fold into AmericanWest Bank in April.

Oregon timber company paying $130K for air violations

An Oregon timber company is paying $130,925 to a wood stove replacement program as part of a settlement about air pollution violations alleged by Montana regulators.

Farmers plan record corn acreage

Farmers will plant 97.3 million acres of corn this year, the most since 1936.

Oregon's personal income growth in top 10 in U.S.

Oregon's personal income growth was among the top 10 in the U.S. in 2012, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

NuScale Power seeks federal funds

Corvallis-based NuScale Power is seeking private investment and public financing as it tries to win regulatory approval for its small modular nuclear reactor technology.

Oregon lottery bill spotlights gambling secret

Hundreds of Oregon bars and cafes survive via gambling profits, despite state constitutional ban on non-tribal casinos.

GMO bills unwise, professor says

The Oregon House is considering three bills that intend to regulate biotech crops.