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Oregon could try again for sales tax

Gov. Kitzhaber and state legislators are thinking of new ways to diversify the state's revenue streams, which could include a new sales tax.

USDA threatens to shut down Foster Farms plants

The USDA warned Foster Farms that it will suspend production at three of its California plants over an ongoing Salmonella outbreak.

Oregon ranks top and bottom schools

Oregon released a ranking of its schools based on a five-tier system.

Portland ranked best city for movie lovers

Portland was ranked No. 1 best city for movie lovers in the U.S. by Movoto Real Estate.

Oregon pear growers expect near-record harvest

Oregon and Washington's pear harvests will approach a record this year.

Climate change will bring more mosquitos to Oregon, report says

Multnomah County's health department says that climate change will mean poorer air quality and swarms of mosquitos to the Portland region.

Oregon counts driver's card petition signatures

The Secretary of State's Election Office is scrutinizing referendum petitions by Oregonians for Immigration Reform.