Must Reads

Legislature proposes increase in school funding

Lawmakers favor education spending over social services in 2015-17 budget.

Oregon receives $283M in venture capital in 2014

Startups earned the highest amount of investment since 2001.

City of Eugene continues to fine Uber

The city has been fining the rideshare company $2,000 a day for operating without licenses.

Foreclosures down across country, except rural Oregon

Portland and most of the country have emerged from the housing bubble bursting, but some areas of Oregon continue to struggle.

Erickson secures transport contract with Brazilian oil company

A subsidiary of the aviation services company will transport executives of the Polvo Oil Field to their off-shore rig 60 miles from Rio de Janeiro.

City Club convenes search committee to replace outgoing director Sam Adams

The Portland mayor announced he was leaving his job as director of the City Club to lead a climate change initiative in Washington D.C.

Portland computing startup secures $3.5M; tech firm relocates to downtown Eugene

TECH ROUNDUP: Cedexis has raised a total of about $13 million for its cloud-computing service.