Must Reads

Lame duck Congress includes Oregon land bill to 'must-pass' legislation

The National Defense Authorization Act is one of the last bills Congress will pass in 2014.

Portland to allow Airbnb-style rentals in multifamily units

City leaders are optimistically expecting the move to not further damage the affordable-housing market.

Oregon's child-care affordability deemed low

Parents in need of child care pay a higher percentage of their income than anywhere else in the country.

Final vote on Portland Street Fund tentatively planned for Dec. 17

A proposed tax that aims to improve infrastructure will be decided later this month.

CenturyLink 911 failure could cost company $2.9M

Utility regulators in the state of Washington want the company to pay a fine for a 911 outage in April.

Fees from special salmon license plates misallocated

An investigation by the Oregonian finds that a Salem bureaucrat is directly benefiting from a program that was originally intended to aid the fish's migration.

Intel, Ray-Ban team up to create computerized glasses

Not long after coming to an agreement with Google to power its Glass project, Intel agreed with the company that owns Ray-Ban, Oakley and Persol to create technology for eye-glasses.