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Summit Bank profits rise sharply

Eugene-based Summit Bank reported first quarter profits up 24% from the year before, citing improvements in the local economy.

Washington High School to be converted into housing

Portland Public Schools has reached a tentative agreement with a developer to turn the long-vacant Washington High School into housing.

OSU researchers trace oyster die-off

Oregon State University researchers discovered that rising levels of carbon dioxide are killing off oyster larvae.

Fewer women earn high-tech degrees

Fewer women are earning degrees in high-tech fields, even though employers are having trouble finding candidates to fill those positions.

Oregon jobless claims jump by highest amount in U.S.

Unemployment applications increased by 2,079 in Oregon last week, the largest increase in the U.S. 

IRS offers plans for late tax payments

The Internal Revenue Service is offering an expansion of its "Fresh Start" program as the filing deadline approaches.

TriMet releases final budget plan

TriMet released its final $12 million budget-balancing plan, which calls for $1.1 million in savings from route changes and service reductions.