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OHSU reports increase in patents and partnerships

Oregon Health & Science University issues 33 patents in the last year, and made $12.8 million worth of industry-sponsored research agreements.

Eugene company makes emergency shelters

Eugene-based Western Shelter Systems makes portable tent shelters to help everyone from aid workers to military command posts.

Medford police see uptick in crime during holiday season

The Medford Police Department reports that the period from Black Friday to New Year's Day has a crime spike.

Happy Valley shop caters to snowboarders, skateboarders and surfers

The owners of Ashland's Aedion Aesthetic opened a new snow, skate and surfboarding shop in Happy Valley called Akkolade.

Growlers of beer becoming more popular

Growler fills of beer and businesses offering the to-go bottles are becoming more popular in Central Oregon.

Climate change threatens Oregon's $320M winter tourism industry

The winter tourism industry across 38 states has lost $1 billion in the last decade from diminishing snowfall, according to a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Longshoremen lead union revival

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union is leading an increase of labor actions across the nation.