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USDA buys meat from drought-stricken ranchers

The USDA will use $170 million to buy meat from ranchers and farmers forced to reduced herds because of the drought.

Green trade show industry grows

Greener, eco-friendly trade shows are growing in Oregon and beyond.

UO running out of room

The University of Oregon's student body has risen 25% in six years, but the college hasn't added classrooms to accommodate the growth.

SolarWorld reports loss

SolarWorld reported a quarterly loss and forecast negative earnings for the year, blaming Chinese trade practices.

Oregon Legislature may ease hair braiding law

A group of Portland-area lawmakers are sponsoring the Natural Hair act in the next Legislature session to ease hair braiding licensing regulations.

Higher One to return $11M to students

Higher One, the controversial college payment-card provider, will pay $11 million to settle allegations of deceptive and unfair fee practices.

Portland mayoral candidates focus on software

The second debate in the run-off election for Portland mayor focuses on the city's growing software industry.