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Environmental groups move to file coal action

Environmental groups including the Sierra Club and Friends of the Columbia Gorge intend to sue coal businesses for alleged federal Clean Water Act violations.

Milwaukie prepares for light rail cuts

Milwaukie will consider service cuts and higher taxes as possible solutions to pay for its financial obligation to TriMet for light rail construction.

$382M in wages eligible for Gain Share program

Intel and Genentech generated about $382 million in wages that are eligible for a program that shares income taxes with counties that offer businesses property tax abatement.

Last partner drops out of Coos Bay coal port project

The last partner dropped out of a proposal to ship coal from Montana and Wyoming to Asia through the Port of Coos Bay.

Rural Oregon incomes slip

Rural Oregonians' incomes have slipped more than the incomes of their peers nationwide.

Columbia State Bank completes purchase of West Coast Bank

Columbia State Bank officially completed its $573.4 million acquisition of West Coast Bank, making Oregon's 7th largest bank.

RYU lost $9.8M in 2012

Portland-based sportswear brand Respect Your Universe lost $9.8 million in 2012 on $848,000 in sales.