Acquisition takes Eugene-based bank to $1.7 billion in assets and about $1.2 billion in outstanding loans.
Activists in Portland want to end state's ban on rent control while Bend lawmakers seek to boost rental vacancy rate.
Installation of solar panels at Oregon State University and Oregon Institute of Technology connected to possible fraud.
PORTLAND ROUNDUP: Development buzzes in Lloyd District; East Portland residents want out; prices of homes skyrocket throughout city.
LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP: Social media and employment bill passes Senate; House approves measure allowing workers to discuss wages.
Proposal calls for carbon emissions to be cut 80 percent by 2050.
6.3 percent represents the lowest level of unemployment since July 2008.
Kitzhaber emails illustrate disconnect between environmental rhetoric, friendship with campaign contributor
Former Gov. John Kitzhaber responded enthusiastically to a project that his adviser warned as having "serious problems" with how it "has carried out its work."