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Truckers: 'You can't wait to get out of Oregon so you can relax'

Oregon is experimenting with salting roads along a few state border crossings but it has no plans to apply rock salt to Interstate 84, where a bus crash last month killed nine people. "At some point we have to see that this is costing lives. I'm tired of seeing cars turned upside down on my route," said Oregon truck driver Larry Phelps.

TriMet boss admits to 'glaring' shortcomings

TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane has called for an internal audit of overtime hours and promised to make fighting driver fatigue a top priority after an investigation by The Oregonian exposed what he calls "glaring" shortcomings.

Oregon Supreme Court hears arguments in MERS foreclosure cases

The future of foreclosures in Oregon now rests in the hands of the state Supreme Court. The high court this week heard arguments on a pair of cases involving the Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, created by lenders to streamline the bundling, buying and selling of mortgages.

Kitzhaber nixes universities’ hopes of cutting health costs

OUS officials have found a way to save on employees’ health premiums, but Kitzhaber has told the universities no.

Pamplin Media buys 6 Oregon newspapers

Pamplin Media Group, Oregon’s largest community news organization, has expanded its reach with the acquisition of six weekly newspapers from Eagle Newspapers Inc., a Salem-based company.

Schnitzer Steel shares drop after reporting first-quarter loss

Shares in Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. fell 7.9 percent Tuesday after the Portland-based company reported a $2 million first-quarter loss.

Governor visits Eugene schools, businesses

Perhaps the most surprising thing at a meeting between Eugene School District employees and Gov. John Kitzhaber was the generous applause that followed his remarks.