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Oregon gets $20M federal early childhood grant

Oregon won a $20 million federal grant to improve the way it prepares young children for kindergarten.

Oregon records 83 percent return in election

82.8% of Oregon's 2.2 million registered voters returned ballots in the Nov. 6 election.

Planned coal export terminal would exceed pollution standards

Ambre Energy's proposed coal export terminal at Port of Morrow in Boardman would violate federal air quality standards, a Sierra Club-commissioned study says.

Oregon tax lawsuits could have big budget impact

Two lawsuits challenging Oregon tax law could cause the state budget to lose millions.

Columbia Sportswear to slow innovations

Columbia Sportswear executives plan to slow the pace of new innovations after churning out so much new technology since 2008.

Kitzhaber wants to add 200,000 to Oregon Health Plan

Gov. John Kitzhaber's proposed expansion to the Oregon Health Plan could cover more Oregonians if his budget gets through the Legislature.

Oregon lawmakers consider a sales tax

Three Oregon politicians are saying it's time to add a 5% sales tax to the state's tax plan.