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The gubernatorial race is officially under way and a Eugene gravel company is turning a more environmentally friendly leaf. But things are looking less sweet for the wine industry, while The Oregonian digs into the results of the Legislature's "Go Oregon" stimulus package.
The truth about Oregon jobs
State officials proudly state that 7,500 jobs were created or retained by the 2009 Legislature's "Go Oregon" package.
Yet an analysis by The Oregonian attempts to find out how the state package (of which $93 million has been spent so far) could have outperformed the larger federal program (which has seen $1.3 billion spent).
Read the full story at OregonLive.com.
Gravel firm turns new leaf
Eugene-based Egge Sand & Gravel is working to become more environmentally friendly.
The gravel company was notorious for butting heads with the Department of Environmental Quality in the past.
Read the full story at The Register-Guard.
Bend company works on nano level
The Bend office of Nanometrics Inc. creates machinery and systems for companies that make semiconductors, LED displays and other atomic-level products.
Among the company's semiconductors clients are Intel Corp., Samsung Electronics and Micron Technology.
Read the full story at The Bulletin.
Wine glut possible
Oregon's wine industry is raising concerns about oversupply, as the state continues to expand grape production while wine sales drop.
Oregon wine sales were down 5% in volume in 2009 from the year before. Oregon wines tend to be more expensive, which make them less attractive to distributors.
Read the full story at The World Link.
Governor race under way
With the filing deadline passed last week, the race for governor is officially underway.
Among the most prominent candidates racing for the May primary are Democrats John Kitzhaber and Bill Bradbury, and Republicans Chris Dudley, Allen Alley, Bill Sizemore and John Lim.
Read the full story at the Statesman Journal.
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