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Timber lawsuit moves forward, outside buyers eye Oregon winery and a Redmond brewery closes.

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A couple of years ago, OB reporter Hannah Wallace wrote this great article about buyers from California and France snapping up Oregon wineries.  The trend continues.  PBJ’s Pete Danko reports that Oregon’s wine industry has attracted two more investors from outside the state in deals connected to the Willamette Valley’s Firesteed Cellars.

Breweries are springing up everywhere, and the big guns are moving in, OB research editor Kim Moore reported last month. Her article described the increasingly competitive landscape facing Oregon’s craft brewers. Now the Bend Bulletin is reporting three-year old Juniper Brewing is shuttering its doors. The owners struggled financially.

Federal environmental laws can’t halt a lawsuit filed by 14 counties and  130 tax districts accusing Oregon’s government of insufficiently logging state forests, a Linn County judge ruled last week. The Eugene Register-Guard reports.

From the Magazine:  Shear Chaos:  Untangling the relationship between an iconic brand, an Oregon ranch and a new responsible wool standard.  Writer Amy Milshtein has the story.

Four weeks and counting until the Oregon legislature adjourns.  The Salem-Statesman Journal offers an overview of the major issues on the docket this week.

Executive shakeup:

General Electric said Monday that its longtime CEO, Jeff Immelt, would retire after 16 years leading the industrial giant. Meanwhile, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is also out — temporarily anyway. In the wake of several scandals, the board voted to push Kalanick aside while also forcing out Emil Michael, Uber’s senior vice president of business.