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Lawyer says proposed school board PERS changes are legal

Portland attorney William Gary said the Oregon School Boards Association's proposed changes to PERS benefits would be legal.

Business Oregon ordered to release job reports

The Oregon attorney general's office ordered Business Oregon to release annual employment reports tied to the Strategic Investment Program.

Coast Guard needs more info for CRC permit

The U.S. Coast Guard says Columbia River Crossing project managers haven't given enough information for a permit.

Gleaners support tax break for farmers

Senate Bill 430 would allow farmers to claim a tax deduction for donating food to gleaners and hunger-relief groups.

Coos Bay coal investors back out

Two partners in the plan to export coal from the Port of Coos Bay have dropped out.

Tripwire buys nCircle

Portland network security company Tripwire is buying similar San Francisco-based company nCircle.

Housing construction up in Portland

Housing construction is increasing in the Portland area, but the number of qualified workers is getting harder to find.