House Passes Bill Suspending Measure 57's Mandatory Sentences, Saving $$

The Oregon House today passed a bill aimed at resoling the dispute over funding Measure 57 and releasing prisoners to close the state budget gap. Rep. Chip Shields (D-Portland) crafted a compromise measure he says will "keep faith with the voters" who passed Measure 57 last fall. The measure includes stiffer sentences for some property crimes and calls for more drug treatment. Measure 57 ...   More
Friday, June 26, 2009 Katie Litvin

The Oregon Environmental Council Thinks Your Home Could Be Safer

Think your household is safe? Well, the Oregon Environmental Council wants to put your house's environmental safety to the test with its Eco-Healthy Homes Checkup Kit. The kit, which the OEC released today for free, is a 24-page booklet that asks a series of questions analyzing your home's environmental problems, big or small, and then suggests customized ways to fix them. The OEC warns that ...   More
Monday, July 19, 2010 Jacob Reingold

Payoff for the Port Boss

A questionable pay hike gives Port head Mike Thorne an extra $350,000 in pension benefits.

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Buried in the news of Mike Thorne's retirement last week was the revelation that the Port of Portland recently boosted his salary to $244,000. According to documents obtained by WW, it appears tha ...   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2001 NIGEL JAQUISS


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