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OSP: Surge of wolf killings isn’t organized effort

It’s been a bloody year for Oregon wolves, with at least 10 killed under circumstances ranging from authorized “lethal control” due to livestock attacks and a shooting ruled self-defense, to an unintended poisoning and unsolved poachings. Source: OSP: Surge of wolf killings isn’t organized effort

How John Kitzhaber’s Sweet Deal With the Ethics Commission Cratered in Just Three Days

Last week was supposed to mark the end of investigations into former the former Oregon governor. It didn’t. Source: How John Kitzhaber’s Sweet Deal With the Ethics Commission Cratered in Just Three Days

Behind the scenes at an Oregon Christmas tree empire

McKenzie Farms is one of the nation’s largest Christmas tree businesses, exporting more than 800,000 trees every year. Source: Behind the scenes at an Oregon Christmas tree empire

Oregonians see an increase in holiday travel

The Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport is getting busy now that the holidays are here.AAA says more than 600,000 Oregonians will be traveling for Thanksgiving, an increase of more than 3 percent this year. Source: Oregonians see an increase in holiday travel

Affordable, workforce housing insufficient throughout Oregon

Curry County isn’t alone in Oregon in regards to insufficient affordable or workforce housing, said Erin Doyle, a lobbyist with League of Oregon Cities at a Small Cities Support Network meeting in Bandon last week. Source: Affordable, workforce housing insufficient throughout Oregon

Parasite found in Bull Run before

EPA didn’t regulate cryptosporidium levels until 2006, but findings were reported. Source: Parasite found in Bull Run before

Portland schools’ top lawyer lacks an Oregon law license

The Oregon State Bar informed Jim Harris on Nov. 9 that it is investigating whether he illegally practiced law by serving as the school district’s general counsel before being admitted to practice in Oregon. Source: Portland schools’ top lawyer lacks an Oregon law license

Murmurs: Neighbors Accuse Portland City Planners of Breaking State Law

In other news: Unions will endorse in Oregon Senate appointment. Source: Murmurs: Neighbors Accuse Portland City Planners of Breaking State Law

Records Show Beleaguered Judge Vance Day Has Turned His Refusal to Marry Same-Sex Couples Into a Cash Register for His Allies

Judge Vance Day used his legal trust fund to raise national money. He spent much of it on national lawyers and consultants. Source: Records Show Beleaguered Judge Vance Day Has Turned His Refusal to Marry Same-Sex Couples Into a Cash Register for His Allies

Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly’s social media use may have violated public records law

Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly has taken to her personal Facebook page to vent about and promote much of her work as Portland’s newest commissioner. The posts have caused a public records dilemma that’s drawn the attention of the city attorney’s office, Portland’s human resources director and Oregon state archivist Mary Beth Herkert. Source: Portland Commissioner […]
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