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.
Eugene-based Ski Sauna scores a wax deal with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team.