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Nicky USA acquires Aurora organic farm

Portland meat distributor Nicky USA acquired a 31-acre farm in Aurora to begin raising its own meat.

W+K picks John C Jay to lead smaller shop

Wieden+Kennedy picked global co-executive creative director John C Jay to lead W+K Garage, the company's new independent creative shop.

Bus company in fatal Oregon crash banned from U.S.

The driver of a motor coach that crashed in Oregon last month, killing nine, had worked in excess of what is allowed, according to the USDOT, which has ordered the Canadian bus company to cease operations in the U.S.

Truckers: 'You can't wait to get out of Oregon so you can relax'

Oregon is experimenting with salting roads along a few state border crossings but it has no plans to apply rock salt to Interstate 84, where a bus crash last month killed nine people. "At some point we have to see that this is costing lives. I'm tired of seeing cars turned upside down on my route," said Oregon truck driver Larry Phelps.

TriMet boss admits to 'glaring' shortcomings

TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane has called for an internal audit of overtime hours and promised to make fighting driver fatigue a top priority after an investigation by The Oregonian exposed what he calls "glaring" shortcomings.

Oregon Supreme Court hears arguments in MERS foreclosure cases

The future of foreclosures in Oregon now rests in the hands of the state Supreme Court. The high court this week heard arguments on a pair of cases involving the Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, created by lenders to streamline the bundling, buying and selling of mortgages.

Kitzhaber nixes universities’ hopes of cutting health costs

OUS officials have found a way to save on employees’ health premiums, but Kitzhaber has told the universities no.