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College costs force many to accept second choices

69% of families had to eliminate colleges based on cost this year, according to an annual Sallie Mae survey.

Crook County lacks jail space

Due to lack of funding, the Crook County Jail currently has a waiting list of 85, and 417 were matrixed out of the system through August 2012.

Mayor Adams says Portland's economic strategy working

Mayor Sam Adams will report to the Portland City Council that the city's economic development strategy is working.

U.S. needs more taxes, spending cuts, economists say

The best way to reduce the deficit is through a combination of higher taxes and spending cuts, economists say.

Apple sells more than 5M new iPhones

Apple sold more than 5 million of its new iPhone 5 in the three days since its launch.

Oregon leads nation in food stamp use

While poverty has slowed, food stamp use continues to climb and Oregon leads the nation, 2011 census data shows.

TriQuint remains in iPhone 5

Communications chips from Hillsboro-based TriQuint Semiconductor are again in the iPhone 5.