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Shared Housing program shuts down

The Shared Housing program for Ecumenical Ministries is shutting down a service that helped people rent rooms at reduced prices, due to Portland city budget cuts.

GOP seeks $150M tax break for biz owners

Oregon Republicans are seeking a $150 million tax break for some business owners to protect them from the state's high income tax.

3 in 10 foreclosed Oregon homes are vacant

Almost 3 of 10 Oregon homes in foreclosure are empty despite still belonging to the homeowners.

Metro wants to tap tourism fund for HQ hotel

Metro officials are considering redistributing money from a tourism fund to win support for a headquarters hotel at the Oregon Convention Center.

Oregon gives $2M to Portland traffic projects

The Oregon Transportation Commission approved $2 million to fund four Portland-area road projects to boost economic growth.

Oregon investigating massive bumblebee deaths

The State of Oregon is investigating thousands of dead bumblebees found in a parking lot in Wilsonville.

Microsoft celebrates Portland store with Weezer concert

Microsoft's new downtown Portland store opens to the public today, just a block from the long-anticipated Apple location that is currently under construction.