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Portland hotel plans $8M renovation

The Red Lion Portland Convention Center hotel's new owners plan an $8-10 million remodel that will close the hotel for several months next year.

OSEIA leader steps down

Glenn Montgomery, head of the Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association, is leaving after three years.

South Korea resumes Oregon wheat purchases

South Korean flour mills are resuming buying soft white wheat from the Pacific Northwest, the first break in export sales since GM plants were found in Oregon.

Legislature OKs $5M for Blue Heron site

The Oregon Legislature approved $5 million in lottery bonds to help develop the former Blue Heron mill site in Oregon City.

Portland OKs West Hayden Island annexation

The Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission voted to endorse annexing west Hayden Island into Portland.

Portland bridge getting suicide fix

Portland Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick ordered a temporary fix to prevent Vista Bridge suicides.

Oregon works to keep 'frequent fliers' out of ER

As part of a national health care overhaul, Oregon is trying to encourage people who frequent the emergency room to get their health care from regular doctors instead.