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Oregon lost jobs to trade pacts

Oregon lost 1,911 jobs in 2012 due to international trade pacts, according to U.S. Labor Department data.

Democrats' agenda includes growing jobs in rural Oregon

The Senate Democrats' agenda includes growing jobs in rural Oregon, especially in farming and timber communities.

Plastic bag ban could include a fee

The expanding effort to ban plastic bags in Oregon could include a five-cent fee for paper bags.

New Relic raises $80M

San Francisco software company New Relic raised $80 million from investors. The company has a large presence in Portland.

Bend reopens discussion on water project

Bend city councilors are reopening the discussion about proceeding with the $68 million Bridge Creek water supply project.

Portland expected to approve commercial efficiency rebate program

The Portland City Council is expected to vote to approve a rebate program to help small businesses make energy efficiency improvements, called Bucks for Buildings.

Deputy U.S. Energy Secretary to tour wind farm

Deputy U.S. Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman is touring the Shepherds Flat wind farm in eastern Oregon.