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Legislature passes state-run retirement plan

The program will allow access to a retirement savings account.

Shellfish industries slammed by unprecedented algal bloom

Officials along the West Coast are shutting down seafood harvesting due to health concerns.

Job growth levels off in May

Thousands search for work as the drop in the Oregon jobless rate stalled.

Besaw's owner, landlord, reach settlement

The restaurateur will use "Besaw's" at a different location, while the proprietor will use the name for a mixed-use development.

Portland mayor's chief of staff leaving post

Gail Shibley takes a position as the assistant director for business services at the Oregon Youth Authority.

Oregon House speaker wants $13 minimum wage

Portland Democrat Tina Kotek unveiled her plan to increase the state's minimum wage while allowing local jurisdictions to go beyond the threshold.

Gov. Brown signs into law first ethics reform bill

The measure requires Secretary of State to assess how state agencies are handling information requests.