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Portland home prices up 12.8 percent

Home values in the Portland area rose 12.8% over the last year, with a median of $248,300.

Lack of data on lobbyist spending

Businesses and organizations spent at least $18.8 million from January to June on lobbyists.

Vancouver OKs oil train terminal

Port of Vancouver commissioners approved a Columbia River crude oil train distribution facility, against environmentalists' wishes.

Kaiser tries to find new positions after layoffs

Kaiser Permanente has found new jobs for 50 of its 111 workers being laid off at its Lloyd Center membership services call center.

Richardson to announce governor candidacy

State Rep. Dennis Richardson is announcing his candidacy for governor. Richardson is a Central Point Republican.

PIE picks seven startups

The Portland Incubator Experiment named seven companies to its third class.

New Seasons coming to Tualatin

New Seasons announced it will have a store in Tualatin's Nyberg Rivers shopping center. It will be its farthest store from Portland.