A group led by Clark County Republicans hopes to find a new solution to connect Southwest Washington and the Portland metro area.
The two railroad companies want to keep shipment information from the public; the agreements would restrict notification to first responders.
In the Portland area, only 5.2% of all residential properties with a mortgage held a negative equity position in the first quarter of 2014.
The state will receive $3.8 million under a multi-state settlement after the drug firm was accused of improperly marketing three pharmaceutical products.
The tech company is now allowed to use fiber "huts" on city property.