The Portland City Council approved a plan to build a Convention Center hotel using public money, but asked for regular performance reporting.
Oregon's minimum wage will raise 15 cents per hour to $9.10 beginning Jan. 1.
The Portland City Council and the Multnomah County Commission appear ready to approve a financing plan for a publicly backed Convention Center hotel.
Lawmakers are divided on whether Oregon's Department of Energy erred in giving $30 million in tax credits to three Eastern Oregon wind farms.
The Oregon Legislature is considering taxing electronic cigarettes.