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State worker insurance premiums cheaper next year

State employees will have more options for health care in 2015, and most of the plans will be cheaper that what was offered this year.

Eugene begins debate on paid sick leave

City Council will debate whether to require private employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.

Portland bioscience incubator readies to expand

The Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute plans to add 2,500 square feet to its South Waterfront incubator.

Portland startup lands huge partnership

Vadio, an online video player specialist, will work with Vevo, a video library company.

Supporters of marijuana legalization initiative gather 100,000 signatures

The initiative would ask Oregonians whether they want to legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older.

Sewer warning issued for Willamette River

Portland officials are advising the public to avoid contact with the water between the Morrison Bridge and the Columbia River confluence near Kelly Point Park.

Empty Wapato Jail attracts suitors

Multnomah County has received seven proposals for the unused $58.4 million jail.