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PERS retirements up

PERS saw its second biggest wave of retirees in the system's history.

Columbia River Bridge traffic to get worse

Columbia River bridge traffic is climbing to pre-recession levels as the region's population increases and the economy grows.

Portland-area homes worth $216.7B

The entire Portland-area housing stock was $216.7 billion in 2013.

Oregon unemployment drops to lowest point since September 2008

Oregon's unemployment rate dropped to 7.3% in November, its lowest point since September of 2008.

Megaload roadblock cleared, protesters arrested

Police arrested 16 protesters trying to stop a megaload of refinery equipment in John Day.

Xerox sells part of its Wilsonville operations

Xerox sold a portion of its Wilsonville operations to 3D Systems for $32.5 million.

Christmas tree sales up this year

Sales at Christmas tree lots are up in Oregon this year.