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Oregon's prison industries need changes, report says

Oregon's prison industries operation needs changes to survive, a new Portland State University report says.

Merkley can take care of Oregon despite earmark ban

Sen. Jeff Merkley's coveted spot on the Senate Appropriations Committee is good news for Oregon despite the 2011 ban on earmarks.

Unlicensed rentals hurting Ashland hotel owners

Owners of licensed hotels, inns and vacation rentals are asking Ashland to crack down on illegal vacation home rentals.

Central Oregon solar farm gets approval

Crook County Solar 1 was granted approval to build the first solar farm in Central Oregon.

Stacy and Witbeck buys land along MAX line

Construction firm Stacy and Witbeck that built most of the area's MAX and streetcar routes, bought 3.25 acres along the Portland-to-Milwaukie MAX line for development.

Portland to collect art tax

Portland's new citywide arts tax, approved by voters in November, is being collected by tax day.

Multnomah County studies coal train effects

A review of the possible health effects by proposed coal trains traveling through Multnomah County was released by the county's health department.