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Troutdale Energy Center wins tax break

The Troutdale City Council granted the Troutdale Energy Center a five-year tax abatement for its proposed natural-gas-fired power plant.

Walden trying to increase state control over forests

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden met with citizens in La Grande to talk about his efforts to put more control of federal forests into local hands.

Portland east side perceptions changing

Negative perceptions of Portland's east side were common among developers, but are dissipating.

Salem Hospital safest in Oregon

Salem Hospital was rated the safest hospital in Oregon by Consumer Reports.

Looptworks upcycles leather into iPad cases

Portland-based Looptworks rescues textiles from the waste stream and is moving into scrap leather.

Homebuilder confidence hits five-year high

U.S. homebuilder confidence is at a five-year high, with many hoping that sales of new homes will strengthen this year.

Oregon Country Fair brings business to Veneta

The 43rd Oregon Country Fair meant big business for vendors and nearby Veneta shops.