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Report: Oregon economy expanded at fast rate to end 2014

A University of Oregon study found growth in hiring as well as in construction and manufacturing.

Senate president, speaker of the house address Kitzhaber scandal

They didn't say much of substance, but Tina Kotek and Peter Courtney did acknowledge the governor's troubles Thursday afternoon.

Oregon legislators address drones, vaccinations

State senator aims to end "personal belief" exemption of vaccination requirements; rep wants to ban hunting, fishing with drones.

Erickson to undertake organizational restructuring, plans to lay off 150

 The move will improve its ability to compete, the aviation company announced Thursday.

Oregon Dems target 2018 for $15 minimum wage

State government roundup: Dems aim for $15 minimum wage; transportation plan does not include Columbia bridge; Novick frustrated about out-of-town flier from state legislator's group; Board of Agriculture submits report.

Startup Week event canceled after Kveton invite

The former Urban Airship CEO sparked a visceral reaction after he was to appear as a scheduled speaker.

Renovation to historic buildings will add 150 hotel rooms to Portland

Provenance Hotels is teaming with NBP Capital to complete a $30 million upgrade of two downtown buildings.