The Portland City Council is set to approve a budget for the next fiscal year this week that is much less drastic than originally anticipated.
A group of downtown Salem property and business owners created a petition against future actions by the city on installing meters downtown.
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is considering changing rules about dogs and leashes.
As the state legislature works out a final budget deal, bills dwindle and the session's end is near.
Public sector retirements are up 54 percent this year as Oregon legislature seeks pension reform.