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The Minto Island Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge, a project that’s been a vision of city and community leaders for three decades, has cleared one of its last obstacles.
Before adjourning yesterday, legislators created a dedicated funding stream for mental health services, bringing in nearly $150 million over five years through a small increase in the cigarette tax.
The Oregon Legislature on Wednesday approved a series of bills on pensions, taxes and genetically modified crops, then adjourned a special session after three days of work.