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Oregon's geothermal potential not being used

Central and Eastern Oregon are hot spots for potential geothermal development, but its initial cost and low transmission capability means the energy isn't being used much.

State leaders hear Oregon's health care plan

Gov. Kitzhaber is briefing other state leaders on his health care overhaul highlighted by President Obama in his State of the Union address.

Oregon considers abolishing electoral college

A bill to abolish the electoral college in presidential elections has strong support in the Oregon Legislature.

Wilsonville building activity increases

Wilsonville reported a second consecutive year of increased building activity.

Oregonians get millions in foreclosure relief

5,890 Oregonians received part of a $45.8 billion nationwide mortgage-abuse settlement.

Genentech property tax change affects Hillsboro

Genentech successfully appealed its property taxes at its Hillsboro facility, which means the city's general fund will take a hit.

Portland chefs nominated for James Beard Awards

Twelve Portland chefs and two restaurants are nominated for James Beard Awards.