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Essential Health closing clinics

Essential Health Clinic, which provided free medical care to uninsured patients, is closing its Hillsboro and Tigard clinics.

Oregon's largest counties growing

Oregon's most populous counties are growing, and rural areas continue to see residents leave.

Oregon wildlife center buys Wayne Newton's animals

A Nevada bankruptcy court approved the sale of Wayne Newton's 280 exotic animals to an Oregon wildlife center for $27,300.

Court foreclosures up in Oregon

Court foreclosures rose 67% from January to February in Oregon.

Boardman plant produces first biofuels

ZeaChem's Boardman plant produced its first biofuel from locally sourced biomass materials.

Bill would increase cigarette tax by $1 in Oregon

Oregon is considering raising cigarette taxes by $1 a pack.

Kitzhaber signs CRC bill

Gov. John Kitzhaber signed a bill authorizing $450 million in bonds to pay for Oregon's share of the Columbia River Crossing.