Governor Calls for Assistance for Consumers Who Face Foreclosure

Salem, September 14, 2007 - Governor Kulongoski today announced several initiatives to help Oregonians who may be facing mortgage foreclosure due to the recent tightening...

Double-digit price increases, quick sales shift to a more ‘normal market’ in Salem

In a year's time, the mad dash to buy houses is over. The Mid-Willamette Valley's residential real estate market has cooled. Real estate agents...


Oregon Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Vietnamese Neighbors and Interfering with...

John Blayne Vangastel, 37, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, pleaded guilty today in the District of Oregon to one count of using threats of force to injure, intimidate and interfere with his neighbors in the enjoyment of their housing rights because they are a family of Vietnamese descent.



New Coalition Formed to Advance Zero Energy Buildings in Oregon

A group of Oregon-based organizations is announcing the formation of a coalition to advance the rapid adoption of zero energy building standards in the state of Oregon. A zero energy home or commercial building generates as much energy as it consumes over the course of a year through renewable resources. The founding members of the Oregon Zero Energy Buildings Coalition are Earth Advantage, Climate Solutions, New Buildings Institute, NW Energy Coalition, International Living Future Institute, and the Zero Energy Project.