Umpqua Holdings reported an 89% increase in profits in the first quarter of this year compared to last year.
The Sustainable Jail Project has made a big shift in the past couple years to ease the Multnomah County jails' environmental impact.
Unemployment applications have started to tick up, suggesting hiring is slowing.
Oregon's falling unemployment rate means the state is ineligible for federal extended benefits.
In Oregon on average, women earn 77 cents to every dollar earned by a man.
The Environmental Protection Agency has asked the Army Corps of Engineers to review the potential impacts of exporting coal from the Northwest.
The Portland area has a shortage of large industrial lots available for development to attract large new employers.