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Convention Center hotel fight wages on

Downtown hoteliers want measure to go to vote but Metro aims to take issue to the legislature.

Designers sued by Nike fire back

The three designers sued for jumping ship to Adidas express "alarm about the culture of distrust and intimidation."

'Right to Work' measure considered for 2016 ballot initiative

A Washington Co. attorney pursues measure that would cut revenue for public-sector unions.

United Streetcar failed to live up to jobs expectations

Officials thought hundreds of full-time manufacturing jobs would be created but the final tally was 59.

Tax cuts for telecom businesses panned by some House Democrats

LEGISLATURE ROUNDUP: Property tax cuts for Comcast; Google Fiber meets criticism in House.

Governor declares drought emergency

The southeast corner of Oregon is vulnerable due to a lack of snowpack and rain.

Hopworks becomes first brewery in northwest to earn coveted sustainability status

BREW NEWS: Hopworks Brewery certified as a B Corporation; 10 Barrel moves into the Pearl; craft beer accounts for 11 percent of sales in market in 2014.