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Top Stores: Mill Fire Debris May Contain Asbestos, Bend-La Pine Schools Report 32 Weapon Violations

July 25, 2014 2:01 p.m.

Headlines for Friday, July 25: Debris from the the Plywood and Veneer Mill fire in Springfield last week may contain asbestos, the Bend-La Pine School District reports 32 incidents in which students were punished for bringing a weapon on school campus, original Blazer Dale Schlueter died at age 68 and more.

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These Portland Schools Have Asbestos Problems

June 30, 2016 7:15 p.m.

Documents released by Portland Public Schools show significant needs at high schools and widespread asbestos and lead paint problems. 

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Thunderbird Hotel Owner Fined For Asbestos Violations In Fire Cleanup

July 16, 2013 4:37 a.m.

Ten months after a major hotel fire in North Portland, state regulators have fined the hotel’s owners over problems with the demolition and cleanup.

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Construction Workers Sue Over Asbestos Exposure

July 18, 2013 8:02 p.m.

A Springfield hospital is facing a lawsuit from five construction workers who say they were exposed to airborne asbestos fibers while on the job.


Oregon DEQ Backs Sunriver Asbestos Cleanup Plan

Aug. 12, 2010 6 a.m.

Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality is backing a plan by the Sunriver Owners Association's to clean up a parcel of land contaminated by asbestos.


Oregon DEQ Backs Asbestos Cleanup Plan In Sunriver

Aug. 11, 2010 12:17 p.m.

Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality is backing the Sunriver Owners Association's plan to clean up an asbestos contaminated site.

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'Out With The Old, In With The New' Not Always Popular With Neighbors

Nov. 2, 2014 11:52 p.m.

The practice of knocking down homes and building new structures has drawn opposition in neighborhoods across Portland. And it's not just a Portland issue.

News | Water | Education | local | Lead In The Water

Portland School Leaders Discussed 'Major' Lead Problems A Month Before Alerting Parents

June 29, 2016 10:48 p.m.

Portland school officials were discussing fixes to lead in drinking water — at 15 schools, at a cost of $7 million — a month before the district publicly acknowledged problems at two schools.

News | Communities | Air | Environment

Portland Bans Demolition Of Old Homes

June 25, 2016 10:34 p.m.

Portland is the first city in the country to ban the demolition of its oldest homes.

News | Politics | Education | Election | local | Election 2016

PPS Considers Big Ask For Voters: $750 Million

July 5, 2016 11:25 p.m.

A proposed $750 million bond measure from PPS would be the biggest in Oregon history. The district would expect to keep property taxes at that higher rate for years to come.

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