HIGHER ED ROUNDUP: Sen. Ron Wyden wants to "empower consumers and increase college access"; PCC adds all-gender bathrooms.
An appearance by the president cost Portland more than $100,000 in overtime pay.
Oregon has the cheapest gas on the West Coast, but the seventh-most expensive in the nation.
Study reveals state's community hospitals contribute $18.9 billion to the economy in addition to being responsible for 5 percent of total employment.
A group representing business and labor interests sent a letter to the mayor criticizing his about-face on a proposed propane terminal at the Port of Portland.