PORTLAND — Since opening in 1946, the Portland Meadows racetrack has withstood a fire that burned its grandstand to the ground and the massive flood that eliminated Vanport City. But it might not survive the exodus of gamblers who prefer the simplicity of slot machines to the inscrutable numbers inside the Daily Racing Form.
Local medical residency program to expand under partnership
When Vancouver-based PeaceHealth and University of Washington Medicine recently trumpeted a new partnership, their announcement came with big plans to better serve patients and to coordinate care — all with the goal of meeting the looming demands of federal health care reform.
Surviving attacker takes a group of soldiers hostage
NIAMEY, Niger — Suicide bombers in Niger detonated two car bombs simultaneously on Thursday, one inside a military camp in the city of Agadez and another in the remote town of Arlit at a French-operated uranium mine, killing a total of 26 people and injuring 30, according to officials in Niger and France.
BEIJING — Lenovo, the world's second-biggest maker of personal computers, reported a 90 percent gain in fourth-quarter profit after increasing its market share and boosting smartphone sales.
Greater Portland Inc., a public-private economic development organization, on Thursday released Greater PDX, an iPad app that provides access to data and information about the Portland-Vancouver region. The free app provides data on business costs, education, innovation, exports and manufacturing, and community attributes.
Pendleton Woolen Mills' Lake View Village store in Lake Oswego will be transformed into a Pendleton Home Store, the Portland-based company announced on Wednesday.
PORTLAND — Developers proposing a $7 billion plant to export natural gas from the Rockies and Canada to Asia filed a formal application this week with federal regulators.
WASHINGTON — House lawmakers on Thursday approved legislation that links student loan rates to the ups and downs of the financial markets in spite of a veto threat from President Barack Obama.
The Wendy Rose statue on the waterfront is headless again.
GRAPEVINE, Texas -- The Boy Scouts of America's National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts.
ONTARIO, Ore. — An Eastern Oregon checkpoint aimed at keeping invasive species from hitchhiking into Oregon on boats has opened for the spring, and it found an infested boat the next day.
SEATTLE — News Census figures show Seattle had the 14th largest population jump among all U.S. cities between 2011 and 2012.
Vancouver man faced child molestation accusations in 2010
Beaverton police Officer Christopher R. Warren, 33, appeared in Clark County Superior Court today on accusations he raped a 5-year-old relative. Oregon prosecutors declined to charge him with child molestation in a separate case in 2010.
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee and most statewide elected officials and lawmakers won't get a pay raise this year, but judges will see a salary hike under the salary schedule adopted by the Washington Citizen's Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials.
Another low-pressure system expected to arrive Tuesday
The system that set rain and low temperature records in Vancouver is on its way out, but not fast enough to make this an idea Memorial Day weekend.