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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. 

local | News | OPB News Blog

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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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.

Environment

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.

Environment

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.

Health | Environment | local | News | Education | Parents | Lead In The Water

Former PPS Managers Confirm Rampant Problems In Maintaining School Buildings

July 28, 2016 2:30 p.m.

A recent outside investigation found a lack of resources and proper procedures for maintaining Portland's schools. Former managers explain the uphill battle they faced.

Education | local | News | Teachers

Portland School Board Delays Bond Measure

July 26, 2016 4:40 p.m.

Board members point to the absence of district leadership, remaining questions about what the bond should include and the crowded fall ballot as reasons to postpone the PPS bond until May 2017.

News | Lead In The Water

New Documents Confirm Facility, Organizational Problems At PPS

Aug. 9, 2016 12:30 a.m.

Portland Public Schools released about 7,500 pages of email correspondence and internal documents Monday focused on the district’s problems with lead in school drinking water. 

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

Lead Fixes May Bump Other Projects Off Possible Portland School Bond

June 11, 2016 12:02 a.m.

Portland's bond committee members are looking to include remediation of lead and other hazards in a possible autumn bond measure. But that could mean removing other planned projects.

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