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Oregon passes bill against 'patent trolling'

It is the second state in the country to do so.

Free community college bill passes Oregon House

The bill calls for the state to study the possibility of offering free classes to Oregon high school graduates.

Portland jobs pay more, require more

Vacant jobs in Rose City require more education and experience than openings elsewhere in Oregon.

Portland outdoor apparel brand uses crowd-funding for pre-orders

Wild Outdoor Apparel is using Crowd Supply to meet a $15,000 funding goal.

Governor Kitzhaber calls salmon suit counterproductive

The Center for Biological Diversity intends to sue the Department of Forestry, alleging harm to coastal coho salmon listed under the federal Endangered Species Act.

Land-use 'grand bargain' to move through Oregon legislature

An amendment to House Bill 3078 would bring land inside Washington County's urban growth boundary and designate parcels as urban or rural reserves.

Legislator tries to bail out McMinnville airline

Oregon State Senator Larry George tried to expand tax exemptions for Evergreen International Aviation Inc.'s nonprofits, which are behind on more than $1 million in taxes.