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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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Lincoln High School Students Walk Out Over Bond Measure

Sept. 7, 2016 4:55 p.m.

The bond would address health and safety issues such as lead, radon and asbestos and fund construction to address overcrowding. 

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

Oregon Schools Face A Plethora Of Environmental Concerns

Aug. 30, 2016 1:30 a.m.

Oregon's school administrators have spent the summer testing hundreds of school buildings for lead, but the state faces several other environmental concerns, too.

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

Improving Oregon Schools Starts With Plans, Stops At Dollar Signs

Aug. 30, 2016 11:02 p.m.

Oregon schools are required to submit healthy school plans, but a lack of funding and requirements mean big improvements to school buildings may be years off.

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Push To Speed Up Portland School Bond Falls Short

Sept. 6, 2016 5:35 p.m.

The Portland school board decided in late July to delay a proposed $750 million bond, likely until May. A push from students and parents failed to convince board members to reconsider.

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