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Hemp farming could come soon to Oregon

A federal decision not to challenge marijuana legalization opens the door for other applications besides drugs, like fiber and textile production.

Health plan goes live Oct. 1

Oregon's health insurance exchange website goes live Oct. 1, and isn't expected to go smoothly due to technical difficulties.

CIA backs Portland startup AppThwack

The CIA's venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel, made an undisclosed investment in Portland startup AppThwack.

Ports key for rural jobs

Oregon's ports are being hurt by declining federal support and job losses, officials told a Senate committee.

Timber fight upcoming

Oregon environmental groups will push for increased logging restrictions if a federal bill to boost harvest passes Congress.

Insitu lands $300M Navy contract

Insitu won a $300 million contract to support unmanned aircraft for the Navy.

BLM considers logging near Vida

The federal Bureau of Land Management is considering logging on parts of forestland near Vida.