Midwest droughts have devastated newly-planted Christmas tree crops, eventually benefiting Oregon growers.
A new group is working on an agreement between storing water for summer crops and conservation interests.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell by 6,000 last week, consistent with modest gains in hiring.
China's slowing economy may benefit Oregon's lumber and plywood mills by making more timber available at reasonable prices.
The Oregonian's New Jersey-based owner, Advance Publications, is moving to a web-based model and is considering changing publishing schedules at many of its newspapers.
Oregon's chief education officer Rudy Crew says many of the state's school boards and superintendents are aiming too low on their first yearly "achievement compacts."
Despite recent triple digit temperatures, Oregon wineries expect a good vintage this year.