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Warm Springs mill laying off 93 workers

Warm Springs Forest Products will lay off 93 full-time employees in November.

New streetcar line opening

The Portland Streetcar will open its new Central Loop line to the public this weekend.

U.S. builders start work on more homes in August

U.S. builders started work on more homes in August, more evidence of a recovering housing market.

Oregon minimum wage rises

Oregon's minimum wage will climb 15 cents an hour to $8.95 beginning in January 2013.

Knight gift boosts OHSU

A $125 million gift from Nike cofounder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, could launch Oregon Health & Science University into the country's top cardiovascular research centers.

Eugene wants to ban plastic, paper bags

Environmental activists want to ban paper as well as plastic bags in Eugene, to move residents away from the "single-use lifestyle."

Portland health care jobs outlook rosy

The Portland metropolitan region's health care industry expects to add over 17,000 jobs in the next five years.