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Short-term vacation rooms on the rise

As many as 1,000 Portland homeowners rent out rooms and homes through websites like They are not licensed and are not paying required hotel/motel taxes.

ShopIgniter co-founder steps aside

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.

Oregon state property tobacco ban in effect

State workers in Oregon can no longer smoke or chew tobacco outside their offices.

Cannon Beach entrepreneur develops salt company

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 officials emphasize safety

Oregon school leaders are emphasizing safety as many schools re-open for the first time since the Connecticut school shootings.

Tax deadline prompts spike in donations

Oregon nonprofits benefited from a last-minute rush as donations came in before the end-of-year tax deduction deadline.

Oregon gets minimum wage increase in the new year

Oregon's minimum wage went up 15 cents to $8.95 beginning Jan. 1.