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Corvallis company delivers smallpox drug

Corvallis-based Siga Technologies will get a $79 million payment for a smallpox drug it developed as part of U.S. defenses against terror and biological attacks.

Hillsboro getting 2 new hotels

Two large hotels are breaking ground in Hillsboro, after years of near misses.

Hermiston watermelon season begins

Hermiston's famed watermelon harvest has begun, and is expected to run until early October.

Oregon unemployment rises

Oregon's unemployment rose to 7.9% in June.

SEIU reaches contract deal with state

The Service Employees International Union reached a tentative agreement with the State of Oregon, averting a strike.

Lane County home sales up

The number of both home sales and new home listings showed double-digit increases in Lane County compared to last year.

Oregon construction pitches industry to teens

Construction firms and trade unions foresee hiring many new young workers in the next few years.