Like the wind itself, the wind energy industry has blown hot and cold in Oregon. Some blame the lack of effort in Congress to extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for alternative energy, set to expire in about four months.
After inheriting the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, President Obama poured vast amounts of money into efforts to stabilize the financial system, rescue the auto industry and revive the economy. Some experts say it was his most significant economic mistake.
For couples seeking an idyllic place to tie the knot, Peggy and Mark Shrives’ home on the Coast Fork of the Willamette River may be just the thing. But their fledgling business also has some neighbors tied in knots, and not the nice kind.