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Pot expert says no need for Oregon farmers to boost yield

An Oregon State professor says the state already produces more than enough to meet demand.

Background checks on private gun sales bill debated

Gun advocates argue law is "borderline treasonous"; others say it could save lives.

Portland to allow Uber 'surge pricing'

SHARING ECONOMY ROUNDUP: Controversial surge pricing proposal moves forward in Portland; Bend places restrictions on vacation rentals.

Salem Health, OHSU, nearing deal

Two of state's largest health organizations may integrate clinics into one system.

Oregon House passes $7.255B school budget

Teachers unions and Republicans protest plan, saying it doesn't provide enough funding.

Gov. Brown, Nike, join chorus of politicians, businesses speaking out against Indiana law

Gov. Kate Brown says Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act offends her; Nike executive says it's 'bad for business.'

Snowpack measures yield 'concerning' results

Survey sites indicate snowpack at 8 percent of normal for this time of year.