As many as 1,000 Portland homeowners rent out rooms and homes through websites like airbnb.com. They are not licensed and are not paying required hotel/motel taxes.
Co-founder Alan Wizemann will remain on the board of ShopIgniter, but is stepping aside as chief product officer to be a consultant for Target.
State workers in Oregon can no longer smoke or chew tobacco outside their offices.
Cannon Beach Sea Salt Company owner Jonathan Johnston took a year and a half to get his sea salt process down to a tee.
Oregon school leaders are emphasizing safety as many schools re-open for the first time since the Connecticut school shootings.
Oregon nonprofits benefited from a last-minute rush as donations came in before the end-of-year tax deduction deadline.
Oregon's minimum wage went up 15 cents to $8.95 beginning Jan. 1.