An adviser to the governor netted $400,000 from the state as a side job; emails show Kitzhaber suggested a friendly special prosecutor and sought to prevent Hayes' emails from being released.
The City Council could have up to $31 million to spend in the next fiscal year.
Some business leaders get behind Portland Mayor Charlie Hales' effort to make it easier for people with criminal convictions to get hired.
The president's bill hinges on Oregon senator.
Anti-vaxxers gather at Capitol steps to protest bill that would prohibit non-medical exemptions.