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Lawsuit claims Regence BlueCross BlueShield no longer acting as nonprofit

The class-action lawsuit claims the Oregon nonprofit health insurer is acting like a for-profit company by stockpiling excess funds that support large salaries.

Portland home builder sold to California construction giant

Polygon Northwest Company LLC, the largest homebuilder in the Pacific Northwest, was acquired by William Lyons Homes for $520 million.

Providence Portland $6M guest housing project underway

Providence Portland Medical Center is constructing a 30-unit guest housing facility, scheduled to open in 2015.

Ninkasi brewery becomes regional powerhouse

Based on sales, the Lane County-based brewery is one of the 30 largest craft brewers in the nation.

Program offers free coding training

Code Oregon will offer free coding lessons to teach prospective employees how to develop software apps.

Oregon ranks 33rd worst in nation for water pollution

Environment Oregon reports industrial facilities dumped 1.29 million pounds of toxic chemicals into the state's waterways in 2012.

TriMet files labor complaint against union

TriMet claims the union representing most of its employees, Amalgamated Transit Union 757, is not following rules for negotiating government contracts.