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PDX launches initiative to improve working conditions

The Port of Portland Commission approved an initiative that would "enhance the worker experience" for food and retail workers.

FLIR punished for 'world tour'

The Wilsonville-based military contractor gave Saudi officials a trip that amounted to a bribe.

Bill tackles soaring college costs

A bill requiring public universities to offer a fixed-cost degree passes the House with bipartisan support.

Lawmakers skeptical about Bend affordable housing plan

State agency seeking $100 million to build state-owned housing, but lawmakers wonder if it's enough.

Eugene teenagers press climate change case

CLIMATE CHANGE ROUNDUP: Suit alleges the atmosphere is a resource and that lawmakers must do more to protect it for the future.

Lawmaker wants dispensaries to fill gap in recreational pot sales

A John Day Republican thinks medical marijuana outposts should sell recreational pot until retailers are ready to move forward.

Emails show Hayes insisted on policy role

Former First Lady Cylvia Hayes "behaved as if she were deputy governor," the Oregonian reports.