Voters to decide on Milwaukie light-rail cuts

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Citizens will vote to accept an extra $36 tax to pay off TriMet's debt.

 

Hollywood Bowl closing in May

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The much beloved Northeast Portland bowling alley opened in 1962.

 

Longshore workers still paid when they don't work

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Monday, February 24, 2014

A contract provision requires the employers' group to establish a $20 million annual fund to pay idle union members.

 

California company makes offer on Blue Heron mill site

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Monday, February 24, 2014

The Shopoff Group offered $2.8 million for the Oregon City property.

 

Oregon tech company sells for $1.6B

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Hillsboro-based TriQuint Semiconductor combined with a North Carolina business to create a new company.

 

Former Salpare Bay project back under construction

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Monday, February 24, 2014

The first phase of a 373-unit condominium project on Hayden Island began one month ago.

 

Lane County tourism industry ahead

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Monday, February 24, 2014

A rise in hotel bookings increased the industry's agency board's expectations for 2014.

 
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