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Editor's Notes: Oregonians are hurting
Robin Doussard
Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Oregonians are driving less, spending less on food, saving less for retirement and working less compared to their neighbors in Idaho and Washington. As pollster Adam Davis says about his recent findings: “When the economy is bad it tends to be worse in Oregon.”

The results were part of the recently released Northwest OpinionScape report that Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall conducted on behalf of the nonprofit Northwest Health Foundation and the Northwest News Network, a collaboration of public radio stations in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. There were 400 general population respondents in each state. DHM, a Portland opinion research and consulting firm, is also Oregon Business’ longtime partner in the 100 Best project.

The top headline out of the extensive report? “It’s all about the economy right now in Oregon,” says Davis. “Households are being affected across the board.”

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Eugene moves on redevelopment
High Five
Tuesday, March 09, 2010

The Eugene City Council advances a $21.7 million plan for downtown redevelopment.

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Government jobs grow
High Five
Monday, March 08, 2010

While Coos Bay's private sector continues cutting jobs, government work is holding steady.

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Weatherizing funds clogged
High Five
Friday, March 05, 2010

Stimulus money for weatherization projects is slowed down by federal wage rules.

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Salem anticipates stimulus projects
High Five
Thursday, March 04, 2010

$7.3 million worth of stimulus projects will begin in Salem in the next few months.

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