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Home prices jump most in 7 years

Oregon home prices jumped 15.5% from last year, placing it among the top five states nationally.

States mitigate Columbia River bridge impact

Washington and Oregon signed agreements with two manufacturers that would be impacted by the proposed Columbia River Crossing.

Oregon Legislature extends workplace protections to interns

The Oregon Legislature agreed to extend workplace protections against harassment and discrimination to unpaid interns.

One Direction opening Portland pop-up

Boy band One Direction is opening a pop-up store at Pioneer Place in downtown Portland.

Umpqua Bank parent buys Washington firm

Umpqua Holdings agreed to pay $158 million for the parent of Financial Pacific Leasing, a Washington company that leases equipment to small businesses.

Foreclosed Oregonians getting $23.6M

15,937 Oregonians who lost their homes to foreclosure will get checks for $1,480 each as part of the National Mortgage Settlement.

PGE plans $1B investment in gas and wind

Portland General Electric unveiled plans to invest $1 billion in a new gas fired power plant and a new wind farm.