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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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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

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

OSU-Cascades welcomes largest first-year class to date

Out-of-state students, strong word-of-mouth boost first-year population by about 40 percent, officials say. After moving into their dorm rooms Sunday, first-year students were scattered throughout Oregon State University-Cascades’ Bend campus Monday afternoon, neon-orange lanyards hanging from their necks. Source: OSU-Cascades welcomes largest first-year class to date

Legacy Health faces a historic $5M fine as Oregon’s labor agency clamps down on missed meals

Oregon’s labor oversight division has, to the tune of $5 million-plus, proposed a historic fined regarding violations at three Legacy Health facilities. Legacy Meridian Park Hospital, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center received “separate Notices of Intent to Assess Civil Penalties” from the state’s Bureau of Labor and […]
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Oregon wind developer Avangrid contemplates super-tall turbines

A proposed Oregon wind farm could become home to the nation’s tallest wind turbines, with blade tips reaching 650 feet into the air — more than 100 feet higher than the loftiest Portland skyscraper. Avangrid Renewables is considering the turbines for the Golden Hills Wind Project near the town of Wasco, about 100 miles east […]
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Hundreds of chronic pain patients oppose opioid policy change

  A controversial, first-in-the-nation proposal would end coverage of opioids for chronic pain patients enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan. The public will have another chance to speak Thursday on a controversial, first-in-the-nation proposal that would end coverage of opioids for chronic pain patients enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan — the state version of […]
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Nike, Intel, R/GA and Oregon betting big on blockchain with new venture studio

Leaders in Oregon business, education and economic development are betting on nascent blockchain technology to be foundational in the next era of technology and business model development. And they want Oregon to be an epicenter. Source: Nike (NYSE: NKE), Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), R/GA (NYSE: IPG) and Oregon betting big on blockchain with new venture studio […]
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