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Wind power surpasses hydro

Wind energy hit a new generation record of 4,289 megawatts, surpassing water energy in the Northwest for the first time.

Oregon farm equipment wins award

A high-tech field scraper made by Donald-based GK Machine was chosen as one of the ten most innovative agricultural products.

Nike sells Umbro for $225M

Nike is selling Umbro to Iconix Brand Group for $225 million.

Pacific Continental buying Century Bank

Pacific Continental has agreed to buy Century Bank for $13.4 million. Both banks are based in Eugene.

OLCC director steps down

Oregon Liquor Control Commission Executive Director Steve Pharo is retiring after more than six years.

Reactions mixed to Eugene bag ban

The Eugene City Council's decision to ban plastic bags received a mixed reception from local consumers.

Lane County unemployment falls

Unemployment fell almost one full percentage point to 8.5% in Lane County as several sectors added jobs.