High Five

Feds approve CRC project

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire have announced that federal transportation agencies gave formal approval for the Columbia River Crossing project plan.

Wind generators win dispute with BPA

Federal regulators rule in favor of Northwest wind power generators who objected to being ordered to shut down this spring when the Columbia River hydropower dams were running at maximum capacity.

Iraq, OSU partner on education, building

Approximately $100 million is being invested in a partnership between OSU and the Iraqi government to bring hundreds of engineers to Corvallis and possibly send Oregon contractors to the Middle East.

Oregon's high court to decide PERS case

The Oregon Supreme Court will decide whether the state will get a chance to recoup $10 million lost by the public-pension fund after it bought stocks from one of the largest providers of insurance and brokerage services.

Master bladesmith keeps rare tradition alive

Master bladesmith Murray Carter is a 17th-generation Yoshimoto bladesmith, one of a handful of people who can officially trace the lineage of their training back to one of the traditional bladesmithing families of feudal Japan.