Must Reads

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.

Senate fast tracks tech tax package

LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP: Bill intends to woo companies like Google, Facebook and Apple; lawmakers address antibiotics in livestock; California aims to replicate 'motor voter' law.

Portland tops list of bike-friendly major cities

TRANSPORTATION NEWS: Health website says West Coast better for bikers; Uber appeals fines from Eugene.

Timber payment extension attached to Medicare bill

The two-year extension is included in a bipartisan measure.

Low-carbon fuel standard challenged by manufacturing, energy groups

Out-of-state groups say new law violates constitutional commerce clause.