The president plans a three-hour stop Friday to tour Intel's campus in the Portland suburb Hillsboro and check out the company's initiatives to encourage young people to become high-tech scientists and engineers.
Calling it a "sensible and modest" solution to Washington's historic budget crisis, Gov. Chris Gregoire on Friday approved a revenue package that nets roughly $780 million to avoid deeper cuts in education, health care and human services.
The economic downturn hit Oregon hard, and even as things improve, our new economy has forever changed the way many of us live, spend and save. In Lane County alone, 4,500 people lost their jobs as the major industries collapsed.