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Portland approves apartment parking requirement

The Portland City Council approved minimum parking requirements for large apartment buildings.

Audit shows problems with Oregon's universities

The Oregon University System lacks financial tracking and reporting, a new audit shows.

Oregon Senate passes mascot bill

The Oregon Senate passed a bill that would loosen a mascot policy to let schools keep Native American mascots if local tribes approve of them.

Portland launches brownfield loan program

Portland has $1 million for its Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund to help clean up contaminated sites.

Portland budget shortfall drops to $21.5M

Portland's budget shortfall is closer to $21.5 million than the previously estimated $25 million, Mayor Charlie Hales' office says.

Drones could help grow Eastern Oregon potatoes

Agricultural researchers are testing two remote-controlled aircraft over fields in the Hermiston area to help farmers use water, fertilizer and pesticides more efficiently.

Oregon Democrats release tax plan

The Oregon Legislature released a $275 million tax increase plan that would fall on the top 5% of taxpaying households.