High Five

Oregon looks at closing multiple prisons

The Oregon Department of Corrections is considering closing multiple prisons in the state's 14,000-inmate, 14-prison corrections system, going far beyond previously disclosed plans to shut down one Salem facility.

Washington State moves forward on I-5 toll

A bill that would authorize the state to charge tolls on the Interstate 5 Bridge has passed the Washington State senate.

Oregon Senate OKs key health care bill

The Oregon Senate has approved a key bill in a package of changes to the state’s health care system.

Factory output shows strong growth

U.S. factories boosted output last month and December ended up being their best month of growth in five years.

Water, logging bills spark debate in Salem

A pair of bills that pit jobs vs. the environment mosh were heard this week, with both sides predicting hopes and doom to the debate.