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Intel could get retroactive construction permit

Intel is in talks with the DEQ about a possible retroactive permit as part of its work to rebuild community trust after not reporting fluoride emissions.

Portland unemployment falls

Portland-area unemployment fell to its lowest point in five years despite slowed hiring.

PacifiCorp wants to decommission Mirror Pond dam

PacifiCorp wants to decommission or transfer ownership of the Mirror Pond dam.

Vestas wants to take wind power global

Vestas announced a new program to bring wind-powered electricity to rural areas in developing nations.

Wyden bill would boost logging

Sen. Ron Wyden wants to boost logging on federal lands to help struggling timber counties.

Downtown Portland building sold for $41M

The 14-story Commonwealth Building in downtown Portland traded for $41 million in a deal that closed last month.

Portland home prices see biggest gains since crash

Portland home prices rose 13.5% in September from a year earlier.