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Oregon car insurance cheaper than most of U.S.

The average cost of car insurance in Oregon is $1,387, 8% lower than the national average of $1,510.

Portland startup enables Facebook purchases

Portland startup Chirpify expanded its online commerce technology to Facebook. It offers a similar service on Twitter and Instagram.

TriMet tests new ticketing system

TriMet is testing new ticketing machines for its buses that make higher-quality two-hour tickets and day passes.

Senate considers extending timber payments

A Senate committee is considering extending county timber payments for another year.

Multiple PERS bills introduced, but no consensus

Forty bills have been introduced this year to control PERS costs, but none have had a hearing.

Bill would expand definition of drunk driving

House Bill 2115 would broaden legal definition of "intoxicant" to other drugs.

Bike trailer company on the rebound

A new facility in West Eugene, along with broader distribution and fresh executive team, are boosting the fortunes of Burley Design.