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ODOT tests gas tax alternative

The Oregon Department of Transportation will test a road tax based on miles driven, and tracked by smartphone, as an alternative to the gasoline tax.

University of Oregon chooses sole finalist for president

University of Oregon has named Michael Gottfredson as sole finalist to replace ousted president Richard Lariviere.

Chilean firm buys Eugene plant

A Chilean wood products firm is buying Flakeboard, a Canadian company with seven plants, including one in west Eugene.

Portland considers new hotel tax

A proposal is headed to the Portland City Council to charge a 2 percent hotel tax to pay for tourism advertising.

Vernonia's new school to achieve LEED Platinum

Vernonia's new school is expected to achieve LEED Platinum certification, even though it was built with a conventional school's budget.

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.