Must Reads

Portland mayor prohibits city-paid travel to Indiana

Charlie Hales responded to the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act by banning city travel to Indiana.

Eugene-based tech company acquired

TECH ROUNDUP: Feeney Wireless sold to San Diego wireless company; Intel courts Altera; Portland native named director of IT for White House.

Portland is the 10th-worst city for traffic jams in the nation

TRANSPORTATION ROUNDUP: Study makes questionable claims about Portland commutes; rapid busline to Gresham advances; TriMet rolls out new buses, light-rail trains.

Kitzhaber aides' digital devices seized

State agency secured computers and cell phones following a government subpoena.

Affordable housing hitting snags throughout state

In Portland, city officials wrangle with decades-old deal that could provide land in Pearl District, while Bend lawmakers push bills that sponsors concede aren't likely to pass.

Drought brings grim news to rural Oregon

Historically warm winter raises concerns about water access; farmers prepare for unprofitable year; Sen. Wyden pursues Wildlife Disaster Funding Act to prepare for wildfires.

Oregon lawmakers to address increasing prescription-drug costs

HEALTH ROUNDUP: Bills in Oregon Legislature to provide relief for families burdened by skyrocketing drug costs; Oregon hospitals overbill Medicare.