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Deschutes Co. growing at one of the fastest rates in the country

Bend metro area grew to an estimated 170,388 people from July 2013-14.

Bill in Oregon Senate would require health plans to pay for abortion

Legislation under consideration in Salem would provide women with comprehensive health coverage.

Democrats in Oregon Legislature split on minimum wage bills

Comments from House Speaker Tina Kotek indicate the majority party has not come to a consensus.

Adidas announces ambitious financial forecast

Sports apparel giant expects to increase profit by 15 percent each year.

Oregon Senate sides with Metro on Convention Center hotel

Legislature confirms Metro is allowed to pursue publicly-funded projects without securing a public vote.

Cylvia Hayes breaks silence with shots at media via social media

Former first lady links to Monica Lewinsky talk before lamenting about "click-for-cash media business."

USDA suggests Oregon beermakers target Chinese market

BREW NEWS: Government report says Chinese beer drinkers are tired of macrobrewery offerings; Ashland brewery joins coalition of eco-friendly beermakers; Lompoc powers through several recipes in just a few years.