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Freberg Environmental Names Miller Senior Vice President in Colorado

Freberg Environmental Insurance has named Renee Miller to lead its environmental consultants and contracting program. Miller will be based in Denver, Colo. and lead Freberg’s environmental program providing general liability, contractors’ pollution and professional liability for environmental firms. Miller joins …

Colorado School District Settles With Teacher Who Claimed Discrimination

A southern Colorado school district accused of promoting evangelical Christian ideals has reached a settlement with a teacher who filed a lawsuit claiming religious discrimination. Robert Basevitz, who is Jewish, filed a suit in May saying that the Fremont RE-2 …

Another Power Outage Hits Large Southern California City

Hundreds of residents and businesses in Long Beach, Calif. will be without power until Friday evening, according to reports. Long Beach, a city of nearly half-a-million, was struck by a power outage on Thursday for the second time this month. …

Edison Expects 2016 Hearing on $7.57B California Reactor Claim

Edison International expects a hearing to be held next year on its $7.57 billion damage claim against Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. over the shutdown of a Southern California nuclear power plant. A confidentiality order in the case, being arbitrated by …

Oregon Woman Sues University after Falling Through Window Asleep

An Oregon State University student is suing a Eugene property management company after she fell from a third-story window while asleep. The Register-Guard reported that Shelbi Macholz filed a lawsuit this week seeking $230,000 from Principle Property management to cover her …

Woman Sues Oregon Pharmacy after Getting Wrong Drugs

A woman who says she had to be taken to the emergency room after a Fred Meyer pharmacy employee gave her the wrong prescription has filed a lawsuit. The Oregonian reported that Anna Bell filed a lawsuit last week seeking …

Firefighters Hold California Wildfire That Jumped Line

Crews battling the toughest of several wildfires burning across the state held their ground late Wednesday, keeping a blaze east of California’s Napa Valley from jumping any more containment lines, fire officials said. The fire, which has burned for a …

Arizona Court Says No Coverage for Worker Hurt in Wreck after Business Errand

An Arizona court ruling says an employee hurt in an auto accident isn’t entitled to workers’ compensation for her injuries though she had just made a business errand to finish her work day. The employee deviated from her normal commute …

Oregon Workplace Deaths Down in Second Quarter of 2015, Report Shows

Workplace deaths in Oregon for the second quarter of 2015 were down markedly from the previous quarter, possibly resuming a long-turn trend of deaths on average falling steadily since the 1980s, according to the the state bureau that tracks the …

Pool Fire at Las Vegas Hotel Fueled by Fake Palm Trees

Fake palm trees and high winds fueled a poolside fire on a rooftop at The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip over the weekend, fire officials said Monday. The blaze on Saturday sent guests running and plumes of black …

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