High Five

Solar supplier rides spiral down, lays off 100

One hundred of the 140 workers at a Portland factory will lose their jobs as the global solar industry enters a downward spiral expected to claim more victims.

Pernsteiner to name Lariviere replacement today

George Pernsteiner,  chancellor of the Oregon University System, is expected to recommend today that Robert Berdahl, a veteran university administrator, be named interim president at UO to replace ousted President Richard Lariviere. 

Oregon senators fight to keep postal centers

A bi-partisan group of Oregon state senators lead by rural Republicans say they are petitioning Congress to maintain vital postal links in Oregon.

Gold Hill miner takes federal trial against him in stride

With a straw in his teeth and sunglasses pushed back on his head, Gold Hill miner Clifford R. Tracy served as his own attorney in the first day of a lively federal trial in which he is charged with illegal mining.

Salaries of private college presidents soar

The widening economic gap between Wall Street and Main Street is reaching the campuses of private higher education, according to a study by The Chronicle of Higher Education.