A violent Mexico and a pricey Alaska meant fewer cruise ships on the West Coast this year, and a subsequent slump in business for the Port of Astoria.
California-based Near Space Corporation is building a $6.9 million high-altitude ballooning facility in Tillamook.
A group of visiting engineers from Japan visited two newer bridges in Oregon that have been designed to withstand tsunamis.
Oregon State University wave energy researchers have narrowed their test site search to Reedsport and Newport.
Oregon state environmental regulators will investigate contaminated soil and water at the Astoria Marine Construction Company.