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Oregon Legislature begins in earnest

The Oregon Legislature starts business in earnest today, with Democrats holding the lead in both the House of Representatives and Senate for the first time since the 2010 special session.

Portland mayor takes bureaus

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales temporarily assigned all city bureaus to himself, which he plans to keep during the initial stages of drafting next fiscal year's budget.

Eugene dentist offers alternative for uninsured patients

A Eugene dental practice is making dental care more accessible by introducing a new kind of health plan.

Salem surgery center leads green medical offices

Willamette Ear, Nose and Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery in Salem has always been green, but now the offices are revolutionizing medical waste recycling.

Gresham bakery accused of gay discrimination

The state attorney general is investigating a complaint against a Gresham bakery for refusing to make a cake for a wedding between two women.

Expanding Nike already has 22 buildings on campus near Beaverton

As Nike considers the location for its planned expansion, the company already has 22 buildings on 213 acres near Beaverton.

BPA administrator retires

Bonneville Power Administration administrator Steve Wright retired after 32 years.