FILE - Snowboarders put out their thumbs as they try to catch a ride to Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood in Government Camp, Ore., Wednesday, April, 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Ore., Wash., end snow park agreement

The two states are ending a 35-year agreement to honor each other’s permits for winter recreation areas. The permits are required to park at…

Microsoft tackles Xbox backlash

When it comes to hyping next-generation hardware, the video game industry doesn’t typically opt for simplicity.

FILE - The Portland City Council considers an ordinance that would amend what has been described as a serious flaw with the school arts tax approved by voters last November. March 27, 2013. (KOIN 6 News staff)

Hales: Leave Arts Tax alone

The council had been discussing possible changes to the voter-approved $35 flat tax because of questions concerning its disproportionate imp…