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Lane County tourism industry ahead

A rise in hotel bookings increased the industry's agency board's expectations for 2014.

Businesses tout need for CRC

Oregon business leaders believe the existing bridge is "choking Oregon's export economy."

Portland needs $75M for road, street safety improvements

One proposal is to have taxpayers pay a monthly street maintenance fee of five dollars.

Providence Park naming rights fee unknown

Timbers' officials chose to redact the naming rights fees from documents submitted to the city.

Salem real estate observers optimistic

The commercial real estate market gained momentum in 2013.

Leatherman CEO announces retirement

Portland executive Jake Nichol will retire August 6.

Officials may re-evaluate Oregon minimum wage

Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian wants to re-assess minimum wage to ensure workers remain above the federal poverty line.