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Portland predicts surplus of $19M

Growing economy to thank for city's second surplus in as many years, says the City Budget Office.

TriMet reports increase in bus riders, drop for trains

The public transportation system for Portland said the expansion in service aided bus-usage in the fall quarter.

Sen. Merkley promises to propose legislation for LGBT protection

The Democrat from Oregon said he will push the Equality Act of 2015 when Congress returns from recess.

Uber accepts Portland's deal; Airbnb rebuffs regulation

The ridesharing app agreed to stop illegally operating in Portland, while the homesharing app resists giving the city the name of its hosts.

Novick declares 'gut check' time for Portland street fund

Voting on the $43.8 million tax proposal has been delayed until mid-January.

Navy orders three drone systems from Insitu

The contract is worth roughly $41 million, according to the Pentagon.

Inspector: Jordan Cove LNG-terminal site could contain contaminated soil

A whistleblower suggested that project engineers were possibly withholding information about soil issues at the Coos Bay site.