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Higher PERS costs expected next year

Public employers will pay a lot more next year toward their employees' retirements—an average of 21% of payroll.

Oregon casts 23 of 28 delegate votes for Romney

Oregon Republican delegates cast 23 of their 28 delegates for Mitt Romney.

Schnitzer laying off 300 workers

Schnitzer Steel Industries will lay off 7% of its workforce company-wide due to higher scrap prices and reduced demand.

Income dividing Portland's neighborhoods

More neighborhoods in Portland are segregated by income today than 30 years ago.

Tsunami cleanup costs money Oregon doesn't have

More debris from the Japanese Tsunami is expected to arrive on the Oregon coast this winter, and funding for its removal remains unknown.

Malheur Lumber gets reprieve

Malheur Lumber's sawmill is getting a short-term reprieve from private landowners who are providing timber to continue operations.

U.S. economy expands in second quarter

The U.S. economy expanded more than previously estimated in the second quarter, boosted by consumer spending and exports.