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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.

Accelerated restoration plan could help timber industry

The U.S. Forest Service is working on a multiyear program of tree thinning and forest restorations in the Blue Mountains known as "accelerated restoration."