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Legislature OKs $5M for Blue Heron site

The Oregon Legislature approved $5 million in lottery bonds to help develop the former Blue Heron mill site in Oregon City.

Portland OKs West Hayden Island annexation

The Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission voted to endorse annexing west Hayden Island into Portland.

Portland bridge getting suicide fix

Portland Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick ordered a temporary fix to prevent Vista Bridge suicides.

Oregon works to keep 'frequent fliers' out of ER

As part of a national health care overhaul, Oregon is trying to encourage people who frequent the emergency room to get their health care from regular doctors instead.

Oregon Legislature mandates midwife licensing

The Oregon Legislature passed a bill that requires mandatory licensing of midwives.

Bank CEO steps down to lead SBA

Eugene-based Summit Bank CEO Ann Marie Mehlum is stepping down to become associate administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Capital Access.

Hollywood District's last used bookstore closing

Northeast Portland's Second Glance Books is closing, and then there won't be any used book stores left in the Hollywood District.