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MAX Orange Line expected to be millions under budget

The general manager of TriMet said the new Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Line will be $10-40 million under budget.

Oregon 'Pot Czar' fired

POT NEWS: OLCC Executive Director confirms he was let go, after being hired in December; Portland businesses embrace pot entrepreneurship; Jackson Co. won't tax for a year.

Background checks on private gun sale bill introduced

All firearm transactions, with some exclusions, would be subject to background checks.

Department of Administrative Services hacked

The state's metadata was breached.

Portland entrepreneurs hiring more employees, earning more revenue than global competitors

Study indicates Portland-based entrepreneurs are better positioned than industry peers.

California companies announce plans to expand in Portland area

Genentech will invest $125M to expand Hillsboro facility; InDinero will hire 50 and establish Portland as its "primary office." 

Deschutes Co. growing at one of the fastest rates in the country

Bend metro area grew to an estimated 170,388 people from July 2013-14.