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Oregon Democrats release tax plan

The Oregon Legislature released a $275 million tax increase plan that would fall on the top 5% of taxpaying households.

ESI buys semiconductor business

Beaverton-based Electro Scientific Industries is buying Massachusetts-based semiconductor business GSI Group.

Oregon program helps small communities bring tourism

Travel Oregon's "We Speak" program helps small, rural communities that want to draw tourists by educating community members.

Navy won't send ships to Rose Festival

The U.S. Navy won't send ships to the Portland Rose Festival or Seattle's SeaFair because of mandatory budget cuts.

Tektronix introduces new product

Beaverton-based Tektronix introduced its new precision PA4000 Power Analyzer to the market.

Oregon hospital gets therapy llama, alpaca

Providence Children's Center receives visits from an alpaca named Napoleon and a llama named Rojo as therapy animals to cheer up patients.

Portland in top 10 cities for rising rents

Portland ranks in the top 10 cities in the United States where rent is expected to rise most in 2013.