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Online school grows in popularity in Oregon

Many Oregon students are turning to virtual public charter schools as an alternative.

Retirees testify against PERS cuts

Oregon's special session hearings started with two hours of testimony on pensions.

Salem entrepreneurs develop kids email app

Two Salem residents will soon launch their startup company Cubtab, an email app for children as young as four.

Federal timber payments revived in Congress

Congress approved legislation that includes $100 million in aid to rural areas.

SoloPower building South Korean factory

Portland-based SoloPower Systems announced a deal to build a factory in South Korea.

Wyden unveils bill to end domestic spying

Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden and three other senators unveiled a proposal to end surveillance operations like those revealed by Edward Snowden.

TriMet ridership declines 5 percent

TriMet ridership declined 5% in June through August, the third quarter of declines.