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Lawmakers prioritize infrastructure concerns

The state legislature is putting together a package of road proposals, as the latest Portland street fee proposals flounder.

Port of Portland study: Hillsboro Airport should offer unleaded fuel

Move could yield "favorable business outcomes" as well as cut down on lead emissions.

Hales will send street fee proposals to voters, in first-ever 'advisory vote'

The mayor will ask the City Council to adopt the most popular plan.

Report disputes Portland's status as a mecca for lazy young people

An interview in U.S. News & World Report argues young people come to the Rose City to be entrepreneurs, not retire.

Low-wage jobs costs state $1.7B, study says; insurance costs outpacing income

Low-wage jobs trigger demand for public assistance; the average worker also spends more on health insurance.

Coal export dock among projects being considered for state grant money

The controversial Port of St. Helens dock reconstruction is being considered for a portion of the state's $4 million in transportation grants.

Bend medical startup nabs $1M in funding, Lane Co. RV industry picks up

Good news comes for pair of Oregon companies seeking to entrench themselves in their respective industries.