Oregon Moves Ahead With State-Run IRA Program – NAPA Net

The Beaver State took another step forward this week to implement the “OregonSaves” program, as the Oregon Retirement Savings Board approved the final rules that will govern the operation of the program. Starting Nov. 15, 2017, Oregon employers with 100 or more employees must begin to register with the program, either certifying that they already […]
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Google’s data center raises the stakes in this state’s ‘water wars’

Endless emails, map requests, web searches, and everything else we do online requires the use of energy-hungry, water-guzzling data centers. For Google, that enormous thirst for water is causing controversy near Charleston, South Carolina, where the tech giant hosts a sprawling data center complex. State Library ed, note: Story mentions Google’s Prineville, OR operation. Source: Google’s […]
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Women inmates file second suit against state prison doctor 

Women inmates file second suit Three inmates who claim they were sexually abused by a physician at the state women’s prison have filed a federal lawsuit against the doctor and two other medical staffers. The lawsuit filed this month in U.S. District Court names Dr. Robert W. Snider, and two other medical administrators, Dr. Steve […]
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Dennis Richardson unveils complex redistricting plans

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson on Monday revealed his draft for a new system of drawing legislative districts. Source: Dennis Richardson unveils complex redistricting plans | OregonLive.com

Salem councilors reject third bridge agreement with state department

Opponents of a third Salem traffic bridge over the Willamette claimed a victory Monday as a majority of city councilors rejected an agreement with the state on the so-called Salem River Crossing project. Source: Salem councilors reject third bridge agreement with state department

State takes Zoom Health into receivership amid financial discrepancy

Oregon insurance regulators took Zoom Health Plan into receivership after they “became aware of a material difference between the company’s 2016 annual financial statement and its actual financial condition,” state officials said Monday. Source: State takes Zoom Health into receivership amid financial discrepancy | OregonLive.com

3,000 miles of Portland streets may get slower speed limits under new bill

House lawmakers on Monday voted to allow Portland officials to reduce speed limits on the city’s 3,000 miles of residential streets. Source: 3,000 miles of Portland streets may get slower speed limits under new bill | OregonLive.com

 Oregon drops several defenses in billion-dollar timber lawsuit

Oregon’s lawyers have agreed to drop several defenses against a class action lawsuit brought by counties that seeks $1.4 billion for insufficient logging of state forests. Source: Oregon Local News – Oregon drops several defenses in billion-dollar timber lawsuit

 Lawmakers propose cost containment measures

The proposals came with no estimate of how much they would save, which could come as early as next week. Source: Oregon Local News – Lawmakers propose cost containment measures

Newport’s Trident Seafood violates pollution permit, again

Oregon environmental regulators have fined Trident Seafoods Corp. $37,400 for wastewater violations at its Newport surimi (imitation crab) factory. Source: Newport’s Trident Seafood violates pollution permit, again