Good morning, it’s Monday, April 21. Here are this morning’s headlines:
- Wednesday, Oregon’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban will go before a federal judge. Critics of the ban are scheduled to speak; no supporters of the ban have submitted legal arguments to uphold it.
- Distracted drivers beware. Oregon State Police, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and Tualatin Police Department will have additional officers on Interstate 5, Interstate 205 and some city streets.
- Ballots for Oregon’s all-mail primary go out April 30, and the GOP has its eye on incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeff Merkley.
- Salem Health is seeking approval to demolish a historic building on the former Oregon School for the Blind property. Hospital officials say the land would serve the community better rather than maintaining the landmark.
- In anticipation of a drought this summer, Ashland Parks and Recreation will delay irrigation and planting on city property.