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Organic hop acres rising

The number of organic hop acres is rising, ahead of a new rule that removes hops from a national list of non-organic ingredients that can be used in organic products.

Cooling coal emissions could help air quality

A team of University of Oregon physicists found that cooling coal-fired power plants' emissions could drop the levels of dangerous chemicals in the air.

New home construction improves

The Portland area's homebuilding market is the strongest it's been since 2008.

Mobile cannery helps microbreweries

Portland entrepreneur starts mobile cannery to help microbreweries afford canning their beers.

Salem vetoes housing proposal

The Salem City Council vetoed a decision to build apartments near the airport.

Bend gas station has 30 beers on tap

Bend's Stop & Go Shell station offers 30 different West Coast beers on tap to fill growlers.

NW Portland Con-Way development gains approval

Portland OK'd an 18 acre-development in Northwest Portland that will include stores, open space and 2,500 residences.