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NEEA works to raise efficiency standards

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance is working on building an energy-efficient green home that is still affordable for most buyers.

Portland commissioner proposes sick leave rule

Commissioner Amanda Fritz proposed a mandated sick leave rule for Portland businesses.

Pacific Continental rebounds

Profits at Pacific Continental Bank's parent corporation more than doubled in 2012 compared to 2011.

Oregon Treasurer proposes investment bill

State Treasurer Ted Wheeler is proposing the Investment Modernization and Cost Reduction Act.

Japanese firm may grow azuki beans in Oregon

A Japanese company is considering producing azuki beans in the Treasure Valley of Eastern Oregon.

Ethics board to consider Kitzhaber speaking fees

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission will consider if Gov. Kitzhaber can accept speaking fees.

Lane County foreclosures down

Foreclosures in Lane County fell 36% in 2012 compared to 2011.