Must Reads

TriMet announces plans for $1.6M of improvements

The public transit provider announced 18 bus lines will be adjusted in hopes of decreasing crowding and delays.

Zillow: Racial divide in US housing 'largely unchanged for more than a century'

Study finds whites own houses at 28 more percentage points than blacks in 1900, 2014.

The Dalles Rep: Avoid 'knee-jerk' bills in wake of Kitzhaber scandal

Republican won't support legislation that doesn't address specific issues. 

Portland approves $15 an hour minimum wage for city workers

City Council roundup: Full-time workers, contractors get a raise; demolition reform passes; Uber's coming, ready or not.

Brown as governor elicits praise, apprehension

Democratic leaders excited for Brown, as Republicans worry new governor will sidestep rural Oregon

Southern Oregon timber tract yields $855M in sale

A Singapore-based investor bought 197,000 acres in Oregon's High Desert.

Feds slowly intervene on West Coast port strife

Local, state and national leaders are calling for an end to the labor breakdown.