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Politics

Religious Freedom Restoration Act: What You Need to Know

Religious Freedom Restoration Act: What You Need to KnowA furor has erupted over an Indiana law that opponents say could give businesses the right to refuse service to gay people. And the controversy is reaching its height just as the Final Four comes to town.
  • Politics
  • 1 day, 9 hours ago
Vancouver

Clark County growing faster than Portland

Clark County growing faster than PortlandOver the last five years Clark County has grown faster than Portland.
  • Vancouver
  • 4 days, 2 hours ago
Politics

Paid sick leave mandate advances in Oregon Legislature

Paid sick leave mandate advances in Oregon LegislatureAn Oregon legislative committee has advanced a bill that would require nearly all employers to give workers up to five days a year of paid sick leave.
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 4 hours ago
Technology

Lifewise, Premera Blue Cross target of massive data breach

Lifewise, Premera Blue Cross target of massive data breachPremera Blue Cross, a health insurer based in the Pacific Northwest, says it was the victim of a cyberattack that could affect 11 million people.
  • Technology
  • 6 days, 5 hours ago
Business

Heinz, Kraft merge to form 5th-largest food company

Heinz, Kraft merge to form 5th-largest food companyIn a jolt certain to be felt in food pantries across the globe, H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods Group (KRFT) will merge into a single food behemoth -- forming the world's fifth largest food and beverage company
  • Business
  • 6 days, 11 hours ago
Health

Ore. joins multi-state investigation into Primera cyberattack

Ore. joins multi-state investigation into Primera cyberattackInsurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler said he plans to work with his counterparts in Alaska and Oregon to look into operations at Premera, which is based in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.
  • Health
  • 6 days, 11 hours ago
Business

Steven Smith, co-founder of Tazo Tea, has died at 65

Steven Smith, co-founder of Tazo Tea, has died at 65The co-founder of Tazo Tea, Stash Tea Co. and Steven Smith Teamaker teas has passed away at 65.
  • Business
  • 1 week ago
Business

Pilot program could bring Uber back to Portland April 15

Pilot program could bring Uber back to Portland April 15Uber and other ride-sharing companies could be operating in Portland by April 15 if city officials approve a pilot program.
  • Business
  • 1 week ago
Food

Portland chefs named as 2015 James Beard Award finalists

Portland chefs named as 2015 James Beard Award finalistsSeveral Portland restaurants are among the honorees
  • Food
  • 1 week ago
Business

Starbucks in hot water over 'Race Together' campaign

Starbucks in hot water over 'Race Together' campaignThe initiative was borne of a series of open forums at select Starbucks stores since last December, in which employees of different backgrounds shared their stories about race.
  • Business
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
News

Workers transform Albertsons into new Haggen grocery store

Workers transform Albertsons into new Haggen grocery storeThe first of 20 Oregon grocery stores being converted to the Haggen chain is getting a 40 hour makeover in Lake Oswego.
  • News
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Willamette Valley

Salem brewer swoops in with Attack Owl IPA

Salem brewer swoops in with Attack Owl IPAVagabond Brewing has created Attack Owl IPA, named after the famous denizens of Bush's Pasture Park.
  • Willamette Valley
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Travel

Ride-sharing service FlightCar launches at PDX

Ride-sharing service FlightCar launches at PDXFlightCar, a startup from San Francisco, launched at Portland International Airport Tuesday.
  • Travel
  • 2 weeks ago
Business

Company chains doors on 2nd local gym in a month

Company chains doors on 2nd local gym in a monthFor the second time in less than a month, a local gym company padlocked the doors at one of its locations, This time it was Riverplace Sport and Spa.
  • Business
  • 2 weeks ago
Sports

Portland to host 16th annual World Indoor Championships

Portland to host 16th annual World Indoor ChampionshipsThe 16th annual World Indoor Championships, featuring the top track and field athletes from across the globe, will be held in Portland next year, the International Association of Athletics Federations announced Monday.
  • Sports
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Entertainment

Dairy Queen fans get free cones for 75th anniversary

Dairy Queen fans get free cones for 75th anniversaryDairy Queen is giving away free cones on Monday, in honor of its 75th anniversary.
  • Entertainment
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Southern Oregon

Bloom arrives before bees in Southern Oregon

Bloom arrives before bees in Southern OregonWarm weather has triggered a Rogue Valley fruit tree bloom that has come too early for many bees.
  • Southern Oregon
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Southern Oregon

Medford cites conflict of interest in casino study

Medford cites conflict of interest in casino studyMedford city leaders opposed to a proposed casino are concerned about a contractor hired by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to conduct the environmental analysis.
  • Southern Oregon
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Local

Oregon AG official warns Senate committee about IRS scam

Oregon AG official warns Senate committee about IRS scamEllen Klem, director of community outreach and education for the attorney general's office, testified before the Senate Finance Committee that the "IRS imposter" scam topped the list of consumer complaints to the office in 2014.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Features

Should a woman be on the $20 bill?

Should a woman be on the $20 bill?Every single face on common American currency is a man's. If one group gets its way, that will soon change.
  • Features
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
KGW Investigates

Nearly 2 million phone books arrive in metro area

Nearly 2 million phone books arrive in metro areaMany residents say they don't want phone books, but most still have them delivered to their doorsteps. KGW investigates why this still happens and how you can opt out.
  • KGW Investigates
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Governor Brown signs Oregon low-carbon fuels bill

Governor Brown signs Oregon low-carbon fuels billGov. Kate Brown has signed a controversial climate change bill that was a top priority for former Gov. John Kitzhaber.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Business

Hood River's Full Sail Brewing sold to Calif. firm

Hood River's Full Sail Brewing sold to Calif. firmAnother iconic Northwest Brewery has sold. Hood River's Full Sail Brewing is no longer employee owned.
  • Business
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Business

Strippers make case for work improvements to Ore. lawmakers

Strippers make case for work improvements to Ore. lawmakersThe hazards strippers can face at work are plentiful - broken glass, holes in the stage, injuries, staph infections.
  • Business
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Oregon bill could make hospital prices transparent

Oregon bill could make hospital prices transparentIt could be a breakthrough in Oregon health care reform.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Business

Oregon officials bust unlicensed movers; 2 arrested

Oregon officials bust unlicensed movers; 2 arrestedThe Oregon Department of Transporation, law enforcement officials and the Better Business Bureau teamed up to bust unlicensed movers by running a sting out of a vacant home in Southeast Portland.
  • Business
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Features

Mild weather sprouts success for Portland gardeners

Mild weather sprouts success for Portland gardenersOregon's recent mild weather has been a blessing to a lot of gardeners across Oregon. Winter vegetables grew larger and spring seeds are already sprouting.
  • Features
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
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