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Small airports could close control towers

Automatic federal spending cuts could close 100 air-traffic control towers at smaller airports, including five in Oregon.

DEQ calls Nosler cleanup a success

Oregon environmental officials say the cleanup after a major explosion at a Bend bullet and ammunition manufacturer was a success.

Google expands free Wi-Fi

Google invested another $50,000 to expand free Wi-Fi in The Dalles.

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.