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GMO labeling initiative fails in Washington

A ballot measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods sold in Washington was defeated.

Bend to overhaul water system

Bend is close to breaking ground on an overhaul of the city surface water system.

Damascus to remain a city

Damascus voters called for the city to disincorporate by a 2-to-1 margin, but the vote requires more than 50% of all the registered voters to pass.

Dell sells majority stake in Smarsh

Dell quietly sold its majority stake in Portland-based digital archivist Smarsh.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices coming to Portland

Warren Buffett's new chain of real estate companies assembled last year is coming to Portland next week.

Feds slash sardine harvest

Federal fisheries managers cut the upcoming West Coast sardine harvest by two-thirds out of concern the fish population is significantly dwindling due to climatic conditions.

Seaside seeks grant for new food bank

Seaside is seeking funding for the relocation of the South County Community Food Bank.