The Columbia River Crossing Project has officially been scrapped. Governor John Kitzhaber gave lawmakers a deadline to either pass legislation on an Oregon lead project or let it go.
The following is a statement and press release issued Friday afternoon by ODOT Director Matthew Garrett:
“On March 7, the Oregon Legislature adjourned without reinstating construction funds for the CRC I-5 Bridge Replacement …
Truck driver Jack Phillips is lucky to be alive after getting into a crash Wednesday afternoon that resulted in a number of large steel beams penetrating his cab.
Phillips says he was cut off while driving down Southwest Tualatin-Sherwood Road at Southwest Nyberg. He hit the breaks and the beams came flying.
Phillips instinctively ducked when one of the beams came straight …
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a Republican bill designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays. The proposed legislation subjected Arizona to blistering criticism from major corporations and political leaders from both parties and set off a national debate over gay rights and religious freedom.
Oregon United for Marriage …
Posted by Steve Leader on February 26, 2014
An organization representing 57 Northwest Indian tribes has gone on record against legal pot in Oregon.
The executive director of Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, Terri Parr, says members had questions about the anti-marijuana resolution, but that support for it was overwhelming.
Parr says tribes want to live in safe and healthy environments. And that the legalization of pot would go against …
Posted by Steve Leader on February 24, 2014
A popular energy drink is under investigation by the Oregon Department of Justice. It is accusing the owners and marketers of “5 Hour Energy” of violating the state’s Unlawful Trade Practices Act.
The D.O.J says the health effects of the product, which combines caffeine with tyrosine and phenylalanine, are not known. The state’s complaint refers to “92 adverse incident reports” involving …