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Consumers monitor data usage

As smartphones become more common, consumers are forced to think about how many megabytes of data they are using.

Groups sue over proposed wind farm

The Audobon Society of Portland and the Oregon Natural Desert Association filed a lawsuit to block what they claim is an illegal wind farm proposed near Steens Mountain.

Hiring slows, but jobless rate falls

Hiring slowed in March due to uncertainty about the economy's growth, but the unemployment rate dipped as more Americans stopped looking for work.

Offshore drilling fees finance forest land

Offshore drilling fees are financing the purchase of $41.6 million of new national forest lands in 15 states.

Company turns extra wool into home insulation

Brownsville farmers Joel and Kay Pynch teamed up with Margaret Magruder of  Clatskanie to use extra wool as home insulation.

Frontier expands broadband in rural Oregon

Frontier Communications spent $49 million upgrading the Oregon communications network it acquired from Verizon in 2010.

Cash mob benefits Tillamook business

The Tillamook Area Chamber's first "cash mob" pumped $518.56 into Anderson Florists, a downtown business.