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Multnomah Co. employees to get $15/hour minimum wage

The county's board of commissioners approved the pay raise for some to start in July of 2016.

Winds of change sweeping through Portland's Brooklyn neighborhood

The neighborhood south of the Ross Island Bridge and north of Sellwood should be greatly altered by the opening of a MAX orange line next fall.

Fred Meyer, Daimler team with 40 natural-gas trucks

The Portland arm of the Kroger Corp., said it aims to run a more eco-friendly business.

Intel says it will pay $1.6B for Chinese facility

The move represents another success the company has had investing in the exclusive market.

Lame duck Congress includes Oregon land bill to 'must-pass' legislation

The National Defense Authorization Act is one of the last bills Congress will pass in 2014.

Portland to allow Airbnb-style rentals in multifamily units

City leaders are optimistically expecting the move to not further damage the affordable-housing market.

Oregon's child-care affordability deemed low

Parents in need of child care pay a higher percentage of their income than anywhere else in the country.