$900 MILLION: Increase in annual earnings Daimler Trucks (formerly Freightliner) expects to generate three years from now, after it closes its Portland plant and cuts 3,500 jobs across the country.

SEE YA, SUCKERS: After winning Project Runway, Bravo's popular fashion show/boyfriend-torture device, 27-year-old Portland designer Leanne Marshall announced her plans to move to New York City.

CASH CROP: Oregon health officials reported a 23 percent increase in medical marijuana cardholders—from 15,900 to 19,600—in the first six months of this year.

GOTCHA! In a fawning interview last week with Sarah Palin, Lars Larson asked, "What scares you the most about the idea of Barack Obama as president?" Her reply, verbatim: