Oregon Highway Deaths Fall

Posted by Steve Leader on January 15, 2014
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Fewer people died on Oregon roads in 2013.  Preliminary figures from ODOT show the number of traffic-related deaths last year statewide was 317.   The Oregonian reports that’s a drop of 6% from 2012.

Don Hamilton, who speaks for ODOT, calls it a “very encouraging trend”.  He says more people seem to be getting the message that distracted driving and driving while …

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700 Million Dollar Lawsuit in Fatal Oregon Bus Crash

Posted by Cort Johnson on December 26, 2013
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A British Columbia lawyer representing 12 victims from the 2012 charter bus crash on Interstate 84 near Pendleton filed a lawsuit Monday at the Umatilla County Courthouse seeking $700 million.

The East Oregonian newspaper reports the group is seeking a jury trial on accusations that tour operators were negligent. The lawsuit also accused ODOT for failing to make an icy stretch …

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