Former aviation director Dan Clem's lease deal to a developer at the Aurora State Airport is under FAA scrutiny.
The Hynix plant may have closed last summer, but it is still Lane County's biggest taxpayer.
The Eugene and Springfield districts would lose $8.5 million if two tax measures fail.
Despite a softer drop rate, tourism still fell 12% in September compared to last year.
Sanyo Solar of Oregon starts production in Salem, bringing green jobs and an economic jolt.