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Springfield hospital plans major upgrade

The McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center will spend $80 million on an expansion, to be completed by 2018.

UO report: Portland, Eugene economies expanding beyond normal pace

The University of Oregon's Regional Economic Indexes show the Oregon metro areas have fared well in recent months.

Portland city council approves $15K for its share in green economy global study

The city will participate in a sustainability study with the goal of better understanding the "relationship between environmental and industrial policy and growth."

Intel wants to sell chips for wearable technology

The chipmaker is focusing on the "eyes, ears, wrists and torso" as a new market for its hardware products.

Elizabeth Warren supports Merkley re-election bid

The U.S. Senator was spotted at two Portland fundraisers benefiting Sen. Jeff Merkley's bid for a second six-year term.

TriMet passes $607M budget

The new budget will add trips to 26 bus lines, including more evening service that will bring more 15-minute service to 11 major lines.

Beaverton medical device-maker to cut 170 jobs

Greatbatch Inc. will transfer 170 jobs from its Oregon medical manufacturing facility to another in Mexico.