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Park rangers want to revise dog leash loophole

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is considering changing rules about dogs and leashes.

Final budget deal prolongs legislative session

As the state legislature works out a final budget deal, bills dwindle and the session's end is near.

Employment department projects fewer Oregonians working

A study by state economists has found that labor force participation is at an historic low in Oregon and will trend that way for at least seven more years.

Nike+ Accelerator startups could relocate to Portland

The Nike+ Accelerator event is proving so positive to the 10 visiting companies selected that some may end up moving to Portland.

Tornado damages commercial buildings in McMinnville

The small twister is one of several spotted in Oregon Thursday afternoon.

Father-son team launch Burlingame Bikes

The Southwest Portland retail and repair shop targets European bikes and accessories.

Plans for Klamath Falls biomass plant collapse

Stakeholders were concerned about environmental effects and the possibility that the company would lose federal funding.