Two large hotels are breaking ground in Hillsboro, after years of near misses.
Hermiston's famed watermelon harvest has begun, and is expected to run until early October.
Oregon's unemployment rose to 7.9% in June.
The Service Employees International Union reached a tentative agreement with the State of Oregon, averting a strike.
The number of both home sales and new home listings showed double-digit increases in Lane County compared to last year.
Construction firms and trade unions foresee hiring many new young workers in the next few years.
Pacific Continental Corp. reported $3.7 million earnings in the second quarter, a 19% gain over last year.