Tag Archives: Lawsuit

Oregon jail holding immigrants sued by property taxpayers

A jail in north-central Oregon has been sued by four people who contend the facility is violating state law by holding immigrants who are awaiting status hearings or deportation. The four assert in a lawsuit filed Friday in northern Wasco County that they have paid and continue to pay property taxes used to build and […]
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County joins Lostine Corridor lawsuit

Wallowa County Board of Commissioners has voted to file as an intervenor in the lawsuit filed by environmental groups Oregon Wild and Hells Canyon Preservation Council to stop the Lostine Corridor Safety Project. The project is an attempt by the U.S. Forest Service to remove hazardous trees and allow some logging while also performing proscribed […]
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Untangled: Oregon fishermen address whale entanglement as a lawsuit looms

Oregon group tries to dodge California’s fate by addressing whale entanglement issues early. Oregon’s commercial fishing industry is trying to get ahead of a problem that could put California in the middle of a lawsuit and has the potential to drastically change Dungeness crab fisheries on the West Coast. Last year, 71 whales tangled with […]
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Legal Battle Drives Dam Managers To Extraordinary Salmon Research

As a 20-year lawsuit drags on, federal dam managers need to prove to the court that habitat restoration is actually working to save salmon. And that’s no small task. On a research boat on the Columbia River, Laurie Weitkamp with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grabs two buckets filled with water and about a […]
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Judge upholds Portland’s renter protections ordinance, but bill at Capitol dies

Advocates for renters in Portland celebrated a big legal victory Friday while at the same time, a major renters’ rights bill died in the Oregon Legislature. A judge ruled against property owners who sued to overturn new protections for tenants in the city of Portland. Landlords argued the protections are against state law. Source: Judge […]
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Timber firm sues Oregon agencies over Elliott State Forest

Timber firm sues Oregon agency over Elliott State Forest. Lone Rock Timber Management Company filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Salem, asserting the state wrongfully terminated an agreement to sell the Elliott State Forest. The Roseburg-based timber company is seeking more than $3 million from the State Land Board and Oregon Department of State Lands. Source: […]
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Washington AG targets chemical ‘incredibly important’ to farmers

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has joined a handful of East Coast states in a lawsuit to ban the widely used insecticide chlorpyrifos. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has joined the fight to ban the country’s most widely used insecticide, a chemical the USDA said has successfully warded off unpredictable pests for more than 50 […]
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19 attorneys general, including Oregon’s, sue education secretary

Democratic attorneys general from 18 states and the District of Columbia sued U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday over her decision to suspend rules that were meant to protect students from abuse by for-profit colleges. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, says DeVos violated rule-making laws when she announced a June 14 […]
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New insecticide to remain on market despite ESA violation

Cyantraniliprole, a new insecticide that’s significant for blueberry and citrus growers, will remain on the market even though a federal appeals court has ruled its approval violated the Endangered Species Act. A new reduced-toxicity pesticide may remain on the market even though its approval violated the Endangered Species Act, according to a federal appeals court.Cyantraniliprole, […]
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