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Gill net vote set

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will vote in Portland on a package of proposals to phase out non-tribal commercial gillnets.

Housing crash leaves young homeowners underwater

Nearly half of all homeowners under 40 are underwater on their home loan.

China surpasses U.S. as global trader

In five years, China has surpassed the United States as a trading partner for much of the world.

Convention Center hotel talks behind schedule

Metro staffers say they need more time to negotiate the proposed headquarters hotel at the Oregon Convention Center.

Jay Graves sells Bike Gallery

Bike Gallery owner and president Jay Graves announced his retirement and the sale of the company to California-based Trek Bicycle Superstore.

Mentor Graphics tops quarterly forecast

Wilsonville-based Mentor Graphics reported third-quarter sales and profits ahead of its forecast.

Lisa Schwartz will lead Dept. of Energy

Lisa Schwartz has been named director of the Oregon Department of Energy.