Good morning, it’s Friday, June 20. Here are this morning’s headlines:
- Oregon Wild has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service, alleging the agency violated environmental regulations when it authorized the Bybee Timber Sale west of Crater Lake National Park. The environmental advocacy group says the development will threaten Wolf OR-7 and his new wolf pack’s home.
- Starting July 1, Umatilla firefighters will respond to emergency medical calls and start basic emergency care in Umatilla, but an ambulance from Hermiston Fire and Emergency Services will then take the patient to the hospital.
- The state is requesting La Pine to fix its decade-old contaminated groundwater problems within five years.
- After a recount, West Lane Commissioner Jay Bozievich and East Lane Commissioner Faye Stewart will keep their seats and avoid November runoff elections.
- A proposed Convention Center hotel in Portland is causing heated debate over the $212 million project: Supporters look forward to the business it will bring while critics say voters should have a say on the deal’s $78 million in public subsidy. Metro Council will vote on the matter next week.