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Mark McMullen named state economist

Gov. John Kitzhaber named Mark McMullen Oregon's state economist.

Oregon's first PET recycling plant opens

Oregon 's first recycling facility to transform plastic beverage bottles made using PET opens this week.

Lane County faces deep budget cuts

Lane County released a new budget with deep cuts including the loss of 131 jail beds and more than 200 jobs.

Miller Paint acquires 10 Washington stores

Portland's Miller Paint will double its Puget Sound stores with the acquisition of 10 Kelly-Moore Paint stores. 

Mobile grocery truck coming to Portland

My Street Grocery is a mobile grocery truck which will tackle the problem of food deserts in Portland. 

Oregon adjusts to neighboring privatized liquor sales

With Washington entering free-market liquor sales June 1, Oregon liquor officials are hoping high-end and locally-distilled products will keep state sales competitive.

Metro Portland unemployment drops

The Portland area's unemployment rate fell to 7.9% in March from 9.4% in March 2011.