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Southern and Central Oregon changing

Opinions in Southern and Central Oregon are getting closer to those in the Portland metro area, thanks to an influx of new residents and a diversifying economy.

Nike teams up with Poler

Nike announced a new apparel and footwear collaboration with Portland-based Poler.

Peter DeFazio criticizes environmental groups

Rep. Peter DeFazio says that opposition to his bill to increase timber harvests is coming from "radical groups."

Government shutdown weighs on Oregon's economy

About one-third of Oregon's 27,700 federal employees are likely to be furloughed due to the government shutdown.

Columbia Sportswear to endorse gay marriage

Columbia Sportswear and CEO Tim Boyle will support the proposed 2014 initiative to repeal the ban and legalize same sex marriage in Oregon.

80,000 visit Cover Oregon on first day

More than 80,000 people visited the new Cover Oregon website on its first day open.

South Korea ramps up trade with Oregon

South Korea spends more than $1 billion annually on Oregon crops, technology and other products, while Oregonians buy $1.6 billion in Korean products each year.