PSU Faculty Authorize Strike

Posted by Cort Johnson on March 13, 2014
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Faculty members rally at Portland State University – February 27, 2014

Portland, Or – Faculty members of the American Association of University Professionals at Portland State University have voted in favor of a strike, if union leaders are unable to reach a contract deal with school officials.

Voting began Tuesday morning and closed Wednesday evening, with 94% of those voting being in …

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CRC Officially Dead

Posted by Brett Reckamp on March 7, 2014
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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 …

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Semi Truck Driver Amazingly Walks Away From Crazy Crash

Posted by Brett Reckamp on March 5, 2014
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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 …

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Arizona Governor Vetoe’s Bill That Would Have Allowed Discrimination Based on Religious Freedom

Posted by Brett Reckamp on February 26, 2014
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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.

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Tribes Oppose Legal Marijuana In Oregon

Posted by Steve Leader on February 26, 2014
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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 …

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