TriMet wants to raise taxes on Portland-area businesses

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Transit agency hopes to improve service with more revenue.

 

Just in time: House advances pot implementation bill

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Local jurisdictions that voted against the measure can opt out of legalization.

 

Oregon Legislature passes birth control access bill

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Gov. Kate Brown expected to sign a measure that makes contraceptives for women available without a prescription.

 

Senate leaders agree on $343.5M transport deal

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The deal includes the repeal of the Clean Fuels Program.

 

What's the richest town with fewer than 25,000 residents in Oregon?

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

This Portland-area town tops list, Central Oregon town has lowest median income.

 

System for awarding money to contractors calls for intervention

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A new city audit finds problems with conflicting roles when distributing money to outside contractors.

 

OSU scientists study stink bugs to save wine crops

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Warm temperatures have allowed stink bugs to prosper throughout the Northwest.

 
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The right sunglasses can protect your eyes and look cool at the same time. This being the 21st century, select shades are socially conscious, too. Portland brand Shwood uses wood and other natural materials and manufactures locally. Founded by Ann Sacks, the brand Fetch dedicates a portion of its profits to animal welfare. But whether you choose classic tortiseshell or aviator chic, please, shed the sunglasses when you walk in the door — and, of course, at night. 


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