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Senate Democrats pass paid sick leave bill

A measure that would mandate five paid sick days a year heads to the House after passing the Senate on a partisan vote.

Portland commissioner declines $10K raise

Steve Novick, who is running for re-election, turns down cost of living adjustment.

How much does a visit from Obama cost in OT for cops?

An appearance by the president cost Portland more than $100,000 in overtime pay.

Hydro dams not heavily impacted by drought

Regional power planning group says water levels will be low, but the system is "pretty resilient."

Feds expect historically costly wildfire season

Officials expect damage to outpace amount appropriated by Congress for relief.

Portland is No. 14 in nation for tech jobs

Tech jobs account for 4.7 percent of employment in the Rose City.

Where does Oregon rank among most-expensive states for gas?

Oregon has the cheapest gas on the West Coast, but the seventh-most expensive in the nation.