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Oregon natural gas rates to increase in 2015

Northwest Natural will increase overall rates by 3.4% on homes and businesses in the state; Avista will increase by 8.3%.

Portland businesses find paid sick day law problematic

The Bureau of Labor and Industries has received 72 complaints about the ordinance so far.

Salem city council considers Uber's legality

The transportation service has been operating illegally since July.

Private investment firm purchases two Beaverton corporate parks

Starwood Capital Group bought more than 1.2 million square feet of office and flex space in a $164.1 million deal.

Oregon to test pay-per-mile gas tax option

The Department of Transportation will begin spearheading the trial July 2015 with 5,000 volunteers.

New Goodwill Outlet to open in Northeast Portland

The new 173,000-square foot location will mark the company's 50th store since 1927.

Jeff Merkley: First U.S. senator to support pot legalization

The Democratic senator announced that he plans to vote for Measure 91, which would legalize recreational marijuana use for adults in Oregon.