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Lane Co. construction has best year since recession

In step with a boom in private building, the county also saw dependency on public funding for projects drop.

Navy alters environmental impact statement in favor of more sonobuoys

The Navy allowed that upping the number of antisubmarine warfare devices "is likely to adversely affect" an endangered breed of turtles.

Sen. Wyden discusses trade policies in town hall meeting

Union leaders urged the senior senator to eschew "fast track" control for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

West Coast ports request mediation with longshore union

Negotiations have lasted about seven months.

Portland Business Alliance studies strengths, weaknesses of economy

The study confirms what others have said about the prevalence of new jobs and the absence of increasing wages.

Thirteen schools receive grants for earthquake preparation

Business Oregon will dole out a total of about $15 million to 12 school districts and one community college.

Oregon video game producers get own group

Oregon Video Game Association will be a part of the Technology Association of Oregon.