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Oregon adds 1,700 jobs

Oregon added 1,700 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 8.5%.

Invenergy wants to build Morrow County wind farm

Chicago-based Invenergy is seeking approval for a 500-megawatt wind farm in Morrow County.

Springfield businessman wants Simpsons shopping district

Springfield businessman Jack Koehler wants to create a shopping district with The Simpsons as its theme.

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.