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Organic food store coming to Salem

The quickly-growing organic foods retailer Natural Grocers plans to open a Salem store by June. The company currently has 60 stores in 12 states.

Gas prices skyrocketed in 2012

People paid more at the gas pump overall in 2012 than any other time in history.

Job market looking alive

The latest U.S. job market reports indicate that layoffs fell, unemployment stayed low, and private hiring rose.

State officials propose mileage tax for fuel efficient vehicles

Oregon officials are proposing an alternative tax for drivers of efficient or electric vehicles instead of gasoline taxes.

PTC extension helps sustainable Oregon businesses

Congress approved a one-year extension of the federal Production Tax Credit, a key incentive for Oregon wind energy developers.

Oregon organic farmers seek genetically modified crop ban

Supporters of a Jackson County ban on genetically modified crops filed signatures without he county clerk to put a measure on the ballot.

Oregon seeks 10,000 residents due foreclosure settlement payments

Two weeks before the deadline, 10,000 Oregonians eligible for payments from a nationwide foreclosure settlement haven't filed claims.