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Kitzhaber aimed to align Hayes and public agendas

Newly released records reveal directive from former governor.

News from the NW's struggling giants

Intel sees shares decrease 18% this year; Microsoft says it is not ditching mobile phone market.

Almost 40 percent of adults in state out of labor force

Oregon's labor force participation rate drops to lowest level since data first was collected.

Oregon Business Climate Declaration draws 400 companies

Businesses around the state pledge to combat climate change.

Obama advocates for high-speed Web service for low-income families

The president recently set a goal for a private-public partnership in hopes of closing the information gap.

Steve Novick's challenger drops out of race

Nick Caleb has abandoned his bid to unseat eccentric city commissioner.

Gov. Brown signs bevy of 'Fair Shot' bills

Legislation requiring paid sick time, "banning the box" and the creation of the Oregon Retirement Savings Board signed into law.