Rogue Valley area cities say the area has become a hot spot for monied travelers from Northern California, Portland and Seattle.
Metro tried to placate foes by trading a plot of land, worth $2.5 million, for a pledge to drop lawsuits.
Moda Health is banking on $82.5 million that it may never receive.
The latest draft of a bill mandating paid sick-leave is slowly making its way through the legislature.
Members of the "Maker" movement, who are opposed to the "fast-track" trade proposal, turn down invitation to president's speech.