Must Reads

Unions oppose PDX budget cuts

Unions representing Portland employees are protesting cuts announced at the State of the City speech.

Amtrak gains popularity among Oregon commuters

Clackamas County commuters are increasingly turning to Amtrak for their daily transportation into Portland.

Eugene bartenders create locavore soda

Two Eugene bartenders felt they weren't honoring their commitment to local, organic ingredients behind the bar, so they created their own soda.

Kitzhaber's energy plan to float big ideas

Gov. John Kitzhaber's much-anticipated 10-year energy action plan is scheduled to debut in the next few weeks. 

State Republicans pick Romney in straw poll

Mitt Romney won the straw poll by Oregon Republicans at their annual Dorchester Conference.

Oregon liquor sales exceed expectations

Oregon liquor sales in 2011 increased by 4.5% compared to the previous year, beating expectations.

U.S. factory orders fall

U.S. factory orders fell in January by the most in 15 months, due to reduced orders for machinery and equipment.