From the Wires

US homeownership rate to continue its plunge

WASHINGTON POST: Fewer people own their homes and the trend is expected to continue.

Distracted by Facebook, California GOP politician accidentally supports budget proposal

ASSOCIATED PRESS: A Republican California assemblyman was the only member of his party to vote in favor of a proposed budget because he was distracted by Facebook.

Gap to close stores, cut jobs

ASSOCIATED PRESS: In the face of dwindling demand, Gap has decided to close 175 stores and eliminate 250 jobs at its headquarters.

Colorado Supreme Court: Workers can be fired for off-duty pot

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Despite its legal status, workers can be fired for using marijuana while off duty, the Colorado Supreme Court decided.

Famed gunmaker files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection

USA TODAY: Colt Defense announced Sunday it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

Whole Foods determines name of new, cheaper outpost

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Whole Foods' foray into cheaper groceries will be called 365 by Whole Foods Markets.

The information of every Federal employee compromised

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Hackers may have accessed the personnel information of millions of former and current federal employees.

U.S. growth more reliant on the West

BLOOMBERG: Growth in the American economy was driven by Western states last year.

Oregonians will be unaffected by SCOTUS Obamacare decision

THE BEND BULLETIN: The U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming decision on the Affordable Care Act will not affect low-income Oregonians.

Oregon Senate approves self-service gas bill

ASSOCIATED PRESS: The Senate passed a plan to allow some people in rural communities to pump their own gas.

California high-speed rail plan meets opposition from small towns

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Residents from cities on the proposed route are wary of effect of the high-speed rail line.

Young people already wary of retirement

USA TODAY: Millennials and Gen Xers express lack of confidence in being able to retire when the time comes.

Senate passes bill to kill Kitzhaber ed board

ASSOCIATED PRESS: The Oregon Senate voted to halt the Oregon Education Investment Board, an entity created by former Gov. John Kitzhaber.