Conservatives and business groups are targeting Oregon, Missouri and Ohio for new efforts to weaken labor unions.
The Portland Bitcoin Group works to promote the virtual currency.
PERS saw its second biggest wave of retirees in the system's history.
Columbia River bridge traffic is climbing to pre-recession levels as the region's population increases and the economy grows.
The entire Portland-area housing stock was $216.7 billion in 2013.
Oregon's unemployment rate dropped to 7.3% in November, its lowest point since September of 2008.
Police arrested 16 protesters trying to stop a megaload of refinery equipment in John Day.