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Eugene sick leave proposal advances

The city council voted 6-2 to develop an ordinance that would require employers to provide paid sick time to employees.

Portland debates rules for Airbnb short-term lodging

Should the web-based short-term rental service allow someone to rent out their bedroom, or their entire unit?

A to Z Wineworks achieves top green honors

The Newberg-based business became the first winery to receive "B Corporation" status.

Oregon subsidizing Rainier rail safety project

The $8.9 million project would allow 14 more oil trains to pass through the small Columbia River town.

State worker insurance premiums cheaper next year

State employees will have more options for health care in 2015, and most of the plans will be cheaper that what was offered this year.

Eugene begins debate on paid sick leave

City Council will debate whether to require private employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.

Portland bioscience incubator readies to expand

The Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute plans to add 2,500 square feet to its South Waterfront incubator.