Oregon teachers earn 9 percent less than similar private sector workers

Despite their generous health and pension benefits, Oregon public school teachers’ overall compensation is 9 percent lower than they would receive in the private sector, a study by pro-worker Oregon Center for Public Policy says. Source: Study: Oregon teachers earn 9 percent less than similar private sector workers

International salmon preservation plan for Northwest advances

Canada and the U.S. states of Alaska, Oregon and Washington would all reduce their catch of fragile salmon species under the terms of an updated international agreement that, if approved, will spell out the next decade of cooperation between the U.S. and Canada to keep the migratory fish afloat in Pacific waters. Source: International salmon […]
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Election 2018: Kate Brown and Knute Buehler on homelessness

There are few issues as complex as homelessness or ones that inspire as much passion. Source: Election 2018: Kate Brown and Knute Buehler on homelessness

Gen. James Thayer, liberator of Nazi death camp, dies at 96

Gen. James B. Thayer, who helped liberate a Nazi death camp during World War II and later had a long business and military career in Oregon, died Sunday. He was 96. Word of his passing came via an announcement by the rock band Kiss, in which Thayer’s son, Tommy, is lead guitarist. Source: Gen. James […]
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National Guard worker accused of bilking military of $6.4 million in bogus work

A civilian member of the Oregon National Guard who managed the repair of small-engine parts and generators for the military at Camp Withycombe is accused of seeking $6.4 million in reimbursements from the U.S. Department of Defense for work that was never done. Source: National Guard worker accused of bilking military of $6.4 million in […]
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$40 million lawsuit alleges asbestos cover-up at SW Portland apartments

A $40 million lawsuit claims that managers of a Southwest Portland apartment complex endangered employees by exposing them to asbestos even though construction crews had warned that the cancer-causing fibers were present. Source: $40 million lawsuit alleges asbestos cover-up at SW Portland apartments | OregonLive.com

Salem man guilty of sexually abusing 2 young girls at unlicensed day care

A 54-year-old man was found guilty of sexually abusing two young girls over the course of two years at an unlicensed day care in northeast Salem. Source: Salem man guilty of sexually abusing 2 young girls at unlicensed day care

Oregon judge refuses to be first in the nation to let animals sue

A Washington County judge on Monday threw out a $100,000 lawsuit filed in the name of Justice the horse, finding that animals indeed lack the legal standing to sue. Source: Oregon judge refuses to be first in the nation to let animals sue | OregonLive.com

Even with ‘summers off’ and PERS, report says Oregon teachers aren’t paid enough

Oregon’s teachers are not paid as much as comparable private sector jobs, even when taking summers off, PERS into account, according to a new report. Source: Even with ‘summers off’ and PERS, report says Oregon teachers aren’t paid enough

Bend statehouse candidate made false claim in voter guide

Amanda La Bell, the Working Families Party candidate for the 54th House District backed by several prominent Democrats, claims incorrectly in the official state Voters Pamphlet that she earned a bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State University in Georgia.Making false statements in part of the voter guide is a class C felony.“Regarding my college education, I […]
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