Spending by sponsors to qualify the eight initiatives pending for the November statewide ballot topped $4 million.
The Holstein and Brown Swiss cows at the family-owned and operated Van Loon Dairy near Jefferson rest on waterbeds instead of wood chips or straw.
The Salem City Council is scheduled to vote whether to change 56 acres of Mill Creek Urban Renewal Area to an enterprise zone.
Commercial Dehydrator Systems of Eugene has been around since 1911 and is currently growing.
President Barack Obama proposed a one-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000 a year.
Specialty manufacturing is a bright spot in the Portland area's recovering economy.
Japan-based footwear retailer ABC-MART reached an agreement to acquire Portland-based boot maker LaCrosse Footwear.