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Portland approves $15 an hour minimum wage for city workers, contractors

The Portland City Council voted in favor of giving 150 contractors and some full-time workers a raise.

Construction starts on undersea cable from Hillsboro to Asia

Microsoft and a Taiwanese business, join telecommunications companies from Asian nations to build the 8,000 mile-long cable.

OHSU researcher's goal: 'make every pregnancy planned, highly desired'

Dr. Jeffrey Jensen is utilizing a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a nonsurgical permanent contraceptive.

New panel aims to break medical pot impasse

Sen. Peter Courtney says new Senate committee will work on resolving the issue.

Gov. Brown testifies on ethics reforms

Gov. Kate Brown spoke to support her proposed ethics legislation package.

Congressional support for TPP dries up

Sen. Ron Wyden votes to block the proposal, saying Republicans aren't adhering to an earlier deal.

Eugene biofuel company expects boost from Clean Fuels program

Anticipating growing demand for cleaner-burning fuel, SeQuential Pacific Biofuels seeks to expand.