High Five

The mayor's accounting

Portland Mayor Sam Adams' staff gets the best end of the deal with salaries from bureaus.

House OKs taxes

The Oregon House passes tax hikes on the well-to-do and businesses.

Reed's redo

Reed College, like schools nationwide, is adjusting admittance policy due to the recession.

Sludge success

A Metro utility removes chemicals from waste to make fertilizer.

No vote on fees

Multnomah County may be able to raise car fees without voter approval.