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New CRC plan still includes light rail

The new $2.75 billion plan for the Columbia River Crossing increases risks for state tax payers, and would require a special session of the Legislature.

Portland may have to pay millions for bike share

Portland transportation officials are considering using city money to finance $4.6 million of the startup costs for a bike-share program.

Cover Oregon needs grants for $16.2M shortfall

Oregon officials are asking for more federal grant funding to fill a projected $16.2 million shortfall for health insurance exchange Cover Oregon due to an accounting error.

Portland selling controversial Water House

Portland plans to sell the Water House that was pushed by former Commissioner Randy Leonard.

Music label moves to Beaverton for better tax climate

Rise Records moved from downtown Portland to Beaverton last month to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes each year.

Oregon nurseryman bets on sea berry

The owner of Northwoods Nursery in Molalla hopes that the sea berry will become the next "super fruit," like goji berries and acai berries.

Salem housing market covers wide range

Home values in Salem are rising, with the median sales price in June at $167,500.