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Construction industry doesn't have enough workers

The construction industry lost 2.2 million workers since 2007, and is still struggling with shortages.

Consumer spending in Oregon could fall $2.5B, White House says

Consumer spending in Oregon could fall by $2.5 billion if Congress does not block a tax increase for middle class families in the state.

Ports remain open

Pacific Northwest grain shippers decided not to immediately lock dockworkers out after a deadline for a labor deal passed.

OBT artistic director resigns

Oregon Ballet Theatre artistic director Christopher Stowell resigned after nine years with the organization.

PSU considers own police force

Portland State University is considering a plan to create its own police force. Currently just 17 security guards patrol the 30,000-student campus.

Oregon Camera closes after 47 years

Corvallis-based Oregon Camera is shutting down after 47 years in business.

Crailar flax fiber production starting in December

Crailar Technologies will start up its first full-scale manufacturing plant on Dec. 17.