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Land use decision contested

Watchdog group 1000 Friends of Oregon is contesting the state's approval of a Portland metro area land-use plan.

Oregon jobs rebound faster than U.S.

Oregon's economy rebounded faster than the U.S. since the recession's end in 2009, but just barely.

Act-On Software gets $16M

Beaverton's Act-On Software secured $16 million in new venture capital backing.

Portland company deploys wave energy buoy

Northwest Energy Innovations completed its deployment of a test wave energy buoy off the coast of Newport.

Green sports report highlights Trail Blazers, Timbers

A Natural Resources Defense Council report on the greening of the sports industry highlights efforts by the Portland Trail Blazers and Portland Timbers.

Hunger rate declines in Oregon

The percentage of Oregon households that suffer from hunger declined slightly.

Judge rules on marijuana initiative

A Marion County judge ruled that Secretary of State Kate Brown acted properly when she decided a marijuana legalization measure didn't have enough signatures for the November ballot.