President Barack Obama works at his desk in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Jan. 27, 2014 (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Obama actions test workplace ideas

Lacking congressional backing to raise wages or end gender pay disparities, President Barack Obama is imposing his policies directly on fede…

The University of Portland held Emergency Readiness Olympics, April 5, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

U-Portland holds Emergency Olympics

The University of Portland held the Emergency Readiness Olympics on Saturday, an effort to help the city prepare in the event of a catastrop…

FILE - A burned, cut tree inside Unit 2 of the Mike's Gulch timber sale on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in southwestern Oregon near Selma, is shown June 12, 2006. The tree was cut to check for insect damage prior to a timber auction. (AP Photo by Jeff Barnard)

Oregon timber counties getting $60M

The U.S. Forest Service says payments to timber counties under the last year of the Secure Rural Schools Act will be going out soon, and Ore…