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Portland launches brownfield loan program

Portland has $1 million for its Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund to help clean up contaminated sites.

Portland budget shortfall drops to $21.5M

Portland's budget shortfall is closer to $21.5 million than the previously estimated $25 million, Mayor Charlie Hales' office says.

Drones could help grow Eastern Oregon potatoes

Agricultural researchers are testing two remote-controlled aircraft over fields in the Hermiston area to help farmers use water, fertilizer and pesticides more efficiently.

Oregon Democrats release tax plan

The Oregon Legislature released a $275 million tax increase plan that would fall on the top 5% of taxpaying households.

ESI buys semiconductor business

Beaverton-based Electro Scientific Industries is buying Massachusetts-based semiconductor business GSI Group.

Oregon program helps small communities bring tourism

Travel Oregon's "We Speak" program helps small, rural communities that want to draw tourists by educating community members.

Navy won't send ships to Rose Festival

The U.S. Navy won't send ships to the Portland Rose Festival or Seattle's SeaFair because of mandatory budget cuts.