FILE - In this Wednesday, July 17, 2013 file photo, Marlboro cigarettes are on display in a CVS store in Pittsburgh. The nation's second-largest drugstore chain says it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1 as it continues to focus more on health care. The move will cost the Woonsocket, R.I., company about $2 billion in annual revenue. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

CVS to stop tobacco products sales

The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1.

The head of the North/Northeast Business Association, John Washington, Feb. 4, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Leaders debate Trader Joe’s pullout

As the head of the North/Northeast Business Association, John Washington wanted a new Trader Joe’s store for the jobs and the economic devel…

Iris Blessinger is battling the city over a water bill from the house she doesn't live in anymore, Feb. 4, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Couple lost home, gets water/sewer bills

A Portland couple claims the city of Portland is pouring salt in their wounds by continuing to bill them for water at their foreclosed home …

A person donates blood (MGN Online, file)

Blood supply low; drives scheduled

Though the weather did not hamper collection efforts in the Portland metro area, more blood drives are planned around here to help with the …