Must Reads

TriMet GM's pay raise includes lucrative vacation allowance

McFarlane's "vacation bank" allows for boost to his retirement package.

Former Kitzhaber assistant to head Department of Energy

Michael Kaplan gets job after serving as acting director since August 2013.

Two Medford farms asks court to halt ban on genetically modified crops

The farms hope the court will end the countywide ban or pay $4.2 million in losses.

Doha beats Eugene in bid for track championships

The capital city of Qatar was chosen by the International Association of Athletic Federations over the Oregon city and Barcelona.

Economic development group asks Klamath County for $100,000

Klamath Inspire Development — Energize Acceleration would like money to start their project and help business owners take classes at the community college.

Public comments sought on Portland Street Fund

The plan would yield millions for the city to improve infrastructure.

Natural gas terminal in Coos Bay could be state's biggest greenhouse gas emitter

Jordan Cove Energy Project is seeking Oregon's permission to ramp up emissions.