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UO and PSU nearing independence

The University of Oregon and Portland State University could soon declare independence from the Oregon University System.

CRC heads to Washington Senate

The Washington House passed the $10 billion transportation package that includes $450 million in bonds for the Columbia River Crossing.

Oregon lawmakers consider BETC reincarnation

Oregon lawmakers are considering a $25 million annual pool to replace the expiring manufacturing Business Energy Tax Credit program.

Oregon considers tripling film subsidy

Oregon lawmakers are considering tripling a state subsidy that exists to attract movie and TV productions to the state.

Judge upholds Portland art tax

Portland's arts tax is constitutional, Judge Kelly Skye ruled.

Pamplin buys Central Oregonian

Portland-based Pamplin Media Group bought the Central Oregonian, which publishes twice a week in Prineville.

Nike reports $2.45B sales in China

Nike reported $2.45 billion in sales for China in fiscal 2013, a 3% drop from 2012.