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Beaverton, Banner Bank offering storefront loans

Downtown Beaverton businesses can now apply for low-interest loans between $5,000-50,000 from Banner Bank to improve their storefront facades.

Oregon Senate passes wine growler bill

The Oregon senate voted unanimously to let wineries, restaurants, grocery stores and wine shops dispense wine in growlers of up to two gallons.

Gun debate coming to Oregon

Oregon legislators will hear four bills next week to tighten the state's gun laws.

Oregon lawmakers protest federal cuts to rural counties

Oregon lawmakers are protesting federal demands that financially distressed counties must return $3.6 million in federal payments.

Multnomah County Sheriff to begin releasing undocumented immigrants

Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton plans to change his detention policy to release undocumented immigrants that are jailed for nonviolent misdemeanor crimes.

PremierWest shareholders approve acquisition

Medford-based PremierWest Bank branches will fold into AmericanWest Bank in April.

Oregon timber company paying $130K for air violations

An Oregon timber company is paying $130,925 to a wood stove replacement program as part of a settlement about air pollution violations alleged by Montana regulators.