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Clackamas approves light rail agreement

Clackamas County commissioners approved a $22.6 million settlement agreement with TriMet to pay for the controversial Portland-Milwaukie light rail extension.

Oregon has most brewery jobs

Oregon may have surpassed Vermont in having the most breweries per capita, according to a new report.

Albany gets $4.75M in wastewater deal

Albany will receive $4.75 million to fix a problem at its wastewater treatment plant.

Oregon considers new bonds

Oregon officials are studying a new type of bond known as social impact bonds.

Groups oppose PacifiCorp

Ratepayer advocates say Oregon customers shouldn't pay for PacifiCorp's pollution-control upgrades.

Polaris Labs works on new batteries

Portland startup Polaris Labs aims to shrink the time it takes to bring new batteries to market.

The middle class is shrinking

The middle class is declining, along with its earnings, wealth and optimism.