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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.

Farmers plan record corn acreage

Farmers will plant 97.3 million acres of corn this year, the most since 1936.

Oregon's personal income growth in top 10 in U.S.

Oregon's personal income growth was among the top 10 in the U.S. in 2012, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.