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Senate votes to end Cover Oregon

The Department of Consumer Business Services would absorb the state's failed insurance exchange.

Portland-based women's apparel startup reaches $50k Kickstarter benchmark

Society Nine, which makes products for women in mixed martial arts, reached its goal by securing donations from 548 backers.

TriMet announces plans for $1.6M of improvements

The public transit provider announced 18 bus lines will be adjusted in hopes of decreasing crowding and delays.

Zillow: Racial divide in US housing 'largely unchanged for more than a century'

Study finds whites own houses at 28 more percentage points than blacks in 1900, 2014.

The Dalles Rep: Avoid 'knee-jerk' bills in wake of Kitzhaber scandal

Republican won't support legislation that doesn't address specific issues. 

Portland approves $15 an hour minimum wage for city workers

City Council roundup: Full-time workers, contractors get a raise; demolition reform passes; Uber's coming, ready or not.

Brown as governor elicits praise, apprehension

Democratic leaders excited for Brown, as Republicans worry new governor will sidestep rural Oregon