In the Portland area, only 5.2% of all residential properties with a mortgage held a negative equity position in the first quarter of 2014.
The McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center will spend $80 million on an expansion, to be completed by 2018.
City officials could spend $4 million on a parking garage in partnership with developers planning a riverfront hotel.
The Tacoma developer purchased the bankrupt mill for $2.2 million.
The Springfield-based electrical systems company was awarded the $34.99 million contract to upgrade the McNary Lock and Dam.