Wednesday Dec 4
Growing a symbol of cheer
For Premium Christmas Trees proprietors Tony and Edna Graham of Stayton, work this time of the year provides more than just a product, more than just a tree or living-room decoration.
Area Christmas tree farms busy at work
Seasonal workers wade through a sea of green at Holiday Tree Farms' Red Prairie Division in Polk County.
Liquor may be in stores
Grocery stores could start stocking their shelves with liquor next year, more than tripling outlets for consumers, if a set of proposals approved by Oregon's Liquor Control Commission gains traction in the February legislative session.
Inspiration Garden takes shape
Inspiration Garden in Independence's Mountain Fir Park was a tad bit less inspiring in the rain and overcast skies of November than in the full bloom of summer, but is a grand sight nonetheless to Bill Leedy's eyes.
Woman killed in Polk County crash identified
Oregon State Police have identified the victim in the fatal pedestrian accident in Polk County Tuesday night.
Polk County's Eola-Amity Hills have winery ambience equal to Oregon's best
With attention focusing late this week on Oregon wine country, it's a good time to celebrate what lies just a short ways south of what Portlanders usually think comprises wine country.
State's economy is rebounding
Oregon's economic recovery is growing stronger so quickly that taxpayers may get a "kicker" refund in 2015, which would be the first time since 2007.
Salem forum to discuss increased logging on O&C lands
Conservation groups Oregon Wild and Friends of Marion County are hosting a public forum centered on a bill to increase logging on the state's Oregon and California Railroad lands from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Salem Public Library.
Proposal would make liquor available in grocery stores
Grocery stores could start stocking their shelves with liquor next year, more than tripling outlets for consumers, if a set of proposals approved Friday by Oregon's Liquor Control Commission gains traction in the February legislative session.