Good morning, it’s Tuesday, July 22. Here are this morning’s headlines:
- Lane County commissioners passed a law that prohibits cities from mandating employee conditions, including wages and benefits. This effectively blocks Eugene City council from going forward with its mandatory sick leave ordinance.
- When Gov. John Kitzhaber “cleaned house” at Cover Oregon, one executive did not go quietly. Former Chief Operating Officer Triz delaRosa threatened to sue the state and wrote she would not be a scapegoat for the website’s failures, documents show. She received a $68,000 settlement and continued to receive a salary through May 16 after promising to say nothing negative about the state.
- Portland residents throw away more than the average American, generating about 7.1 pounds per day compared to the seven pound average.
- The first legal recreational marijuana sold in Seattle is now a part of the city’s Museum of Science and Industry collection after Cannabis City’s first customer Deb Greene donated it.
- The city of Bend is giving a developer a two-month extension to purchase $1.9 million city-owned property at the former Bend Bulletin site at the request of the buyer. The city originally bought the property in 2005 for $4.78 million.