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ODOT works on Willamette River bridge

Oregon Department of Transportation crews are working on the northbound crossing of the Willamette River Bridge project, their largest replacement project ever.

UnitedHealth to retain reform measures

UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest health insurer, said it will keep parts of President Obama's health care overhaul even if a Supreme Court ruling overturns them.

Corvallis HP workers weigh buyout

Hundreds of Hewlett-Packard employees in Corvallis are weighing buyouts before the company slashes 8% of its worldwide work force.

Wyden introduces amendment that would legalize growing hemp

Sen. Ron Wyden introduced an amendment to the federal farm bill that would allow farmers to grow the industrial variety of Cannabis.

Nike, Adidas Euro jerseys contain hazardous chemicals

A European consumer watchdog group said many jerseys in the Euro 2012 tournament contain harmful toxic substances.

Oregon to tax prepaid phones for 911 funds

Oregon plans to extend a tax for 911 service to prepaid cellular phones, a growing service.

Deschutes Forest project could make geothermal energy affordable

Seattle-based AltaRock Energy is beginning a $43.8 million geothermal project in the Deschutes National Forest.