Oregon's unemployment rate rose to 8.7% in July, even as the economy added a seasonally adjusted 1,800 jobs.
Portland mayoral candidate Charlie Hales proposed a state sales tax to support the public school system.
Oregon State University officials expect to break ground next year on a $29 million residence hall.
California nonprofit Mozilla, makers of the Firefox web browser, wants to open a Portland office.
The National Labor Relations Board decided that union electricians, not longshoremen, are entitled to two jobs at the center of the recent dispute.
The USDA will use $170 million to buy meat from ranchers and farmers forced to reduced herds because of the drought.
Greener, eco-friendly trade shows are growing in Oregon and beyond.