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Kitzhaber declares drought emergency in Klamath County

Gov. Kitzhaber declared a drought emergency for Klamath County, due to low snowpack.

Oregon gun control bills head to Senate floor

Four gun control bills were voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee after many negotiations and amendments.

Company proposes shipbreaking at Port of Astoria

A company has proposed a shipbreaking operation at the Port of Astoria to take apart and recycle vessels.

Bi-Mart plans to add Sweet Home store

Bi-Mart plans to open a third store in Linn County, if it can buy 3.5 acres east of the Sweet Home Police Department.

Mortgage rates near historic lows

Average U.S. fixed mortgage rates fell to 3.41%, near the historic low of 3.31% reached in November.

Pendleton tries to lure drone makers

Pendleton officials are trying to lure drone aircraft manufacturers to their industrial park.

Portland rental market tight

The Portland area apartment market is extremely tight with a vacancy of only about 3%.