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Hillsboro getting 2 new hotels

Two large hotels are breaking ground in Hillsboro, after years of near misses.

Hermiston watermelon season begins

Hermiston's famed watermelon harvest has begun, and is expected to run until early October.

Oregon unemployment rises

Oregon's unemployment rose to 7.9% in June.

SEIU reaches contract deal with state

The Service Employees International Union reached a tentative agreement with the State of Oregon, averting a strike.

Lane County home sales up

The number of both home sales and new home listings showed double-digit increases in Lane County compared to last year.

Oregon construction pitches industry to teens

Construction firms and trade unions foresee hiring many new young workers in the next few years.

Pacific Continental reports 19% gain

Pacific Continental Corp. reported $3.7 million earnings in the second quarter, a 19% gain over last year.