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Chinook run looking big
Columbia River chinook salmon appear to be rebounding powerfully from past abuses, bringing new opportunities for Oregon's sport, commercial and tribal fishermen.
Read more at the Daily News Online.
UO's top lawyer is out
UO President Richard Lariviere announced that he will not renew the contract of Melinda Grier, the university's general counsel.
Lariviere has been working to clean house after a slew of improprieties involving the university's athletic programs, capped by a deal to pay former athletic director $2.3 million.
Read more at the Register-Guard.
Panel opens 600,000 acres to logging
The Oregon Board of Forestry voted 5-2 to ramp up logging in state forests from Tillamook to Santiam.
The plan would boost logging in state forests to 200 million board feet, raising money for schools and services, but conservation groups are not happy.
Read more at Business Week.
Umpqua pays back TARP
Umpqua's parent company, Portland-based Umpqua Holdings, has announced $9.7 million in profits for the first quarter, full repayment of its TARP money and an improved credit position.
But Umpqua still has some work ahead to recover fully from the downturn, the Oregonian reports.
Read more at Oregon Live.
Lattice nets $11 million
Lattice Semiconductor, which failed to make a profit for years, has announced first quarter revenues of $70 million and $11 million in profits.
President and CEO Bruno Guilmart, who took over the formerly troubled company in June 2008, says bookings are holding strong and he expects a good 2010.
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