High Five

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.

Homebuilders grow more optimistic

U.S. homebuilders are gradually growing more optimistic about the depressed housing market.