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Two Oregon industrial companies to merge

Vigor Industrial and Oregon Iron Works will join forces to attract larger projects that will bring more jobs to the Pacific Northwest.

Advocates for minimum wage increase rally at Portland City Hall

Protestors are advocating for an increase in the minimum wage to $15.

Lessons gleaned from Oregon primary election

The ballot turnout statewide was below 50% this year, Gov. John Kitzhaber could become one of the most tenured governors in U.S. history and two counties banned the use of genetically modified seeds.

Eastern Oregon ranchers reach agreement to protect the sage-grouse

The agreement covers more than 1 million acres of private land in the range of greater sage-grouse in Harney County.

Wieden+Kennedy lays off Portland employees

The Rose City office laid off employees because of lost accounts.

Mentor Graphics purchases California design firm

The Wilsonville-based company acquired Nimbic Inc., a company that makes electromagnetic simulation products.

Corvallis considers funding hotel parking garage

City officials could spend $4 million on a parking garage in partnership with developers planning a riverfront hotel.