In a strong sign that the U.S. will consider breaching four controversial dams on the Snake River, a leaked Biden administration document says the government is prepared to help build clean energy projects to replace the power generated by the dams.
Unions representing more than 2,000 Portland Public Schools employees say they were not consulted about the district and teacher’s union plan to add school days during winter break, which starts in less than three weeks.
City Council on Wednesday gave the city’s purchasing department permission to spend up to $2.6 million on a contract with Axon Enterprises, a top provider of body-worn cameras to law enforcement agencies across the country. The contract would allow the city to purchase body cameras for all sworn officers, along with the technology needed to process and store all footage.
The Oregon Food Bank distributed more than 104 million pounds of food in the fiscal year from July 2022 through June 30, an 11% increase from the prior year. High housing and fuel costs coupled with inflation have contributed to the hunger of tens of thousands of Oregonians.
A trial gets underway Tuesday in Yamhill County Circuit Court that could result in current and former Newberg School District board members paying out financially for what parents allege were violations of Oregon’s public meeting laws that cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in severance pay and legal fees.
Due to the instability of the soil on which it stands and the infrastructure on either side of the Willamette River, Multnomah County engineers will essentially be building three new bridges to replace Burnside. Each one will have to connect to the other in a way that ensures they remain standing and functional after a major earthquake.