Oregon

Four county governments in Oregon are still struggling enough that the state should continue to monitor their financial condition. That's according to a state audit released Tuesday.

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A massive starfish die-off has been affecting the shores of the west coast for the past three years, but now the species is poised to make a comeback.

Middle Class Is Shrinking Nationally, But Portland Remains Average

May 13, 2016
MICHAEL CLAPP

The middle class is shrinking nationally according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. A family of three would be ‘middle class’ if it earned between $42,000 and $125,000 a year, according to the study.

Keep your kicker or donate it?

Oregon taxpayers have the chance to donate their kicker rebate to fund state schools as they fill out their tax forms this year. But hardly anyone is choosing to do that. So far this tax season, less than one-half of one percent of Oregonians are choosing to donate their kicker.

The union-backed group that's seeking to increase taxes on some of Oregon's largest corporations is ramping up its signature collection efforts this weekend.

Business executives and lawmakers in Oregon are gathering Monday in Portland for an annual summit. One item on the agenda is how to move ahead with a transportation funding package.

A cable television host is in hot water with the state of Oregon. Pete Nelson of the Animal Planet show "Treehouse Masters" has been fined for operating without a contractor's license.

Oregon lawmakers return to Salem Monday for a three-day series of meetings.

Oregon says it's making strides in finding housing for homeless veterans and just announced funding for two new housing projects for vets.

When the sand on the beach threatens to overrun your house and your driveway, long walks on the beach might not seem quite so romantic anymore. Some Oregon coastal communities want to form a new type of governmental agency just to deal with the problem of too much sand.

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