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Family Sues Mental Health Contractor in Oregon Bridge Suicide

The family of a woman who jumped off the Astoria Bridge in northwestern Oregon seeks nearly $1 million in a lawsuit filed against a county mental health contractor. The lawsuit filed Saturday alleges Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare was negligent in not …

Father in Oregon Seeks $5M For Son’s Accidental-Overdose Death

The father of a 2-year-old Oregon boy who died of morphine poisoning seeks $5 million in a lawsuit filed against the boy’s mother, grandmother, aunt and an insurance company. Jesse deVos’ lawsuit alleges the adults failed to ensure a childproof …

Representatives of Rideshare Companies Push for Oregon Regulations

Representatives for ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft are pushing a bill that would ensure the state of Oregon regulates them instead of individual cities. The Eugene Register-Guard reported representatives said at a hearing this week that the bill would set …

Former County Commissioner in Oregon Counter Sues in Marijuana Case

A former Jackson County commissioner accused in a lawsuit of bilking investors to finance a pot shop has filed a counterclaim. Doug Breidenthal filed the lawsuit contending his professional reputation has been damaged, the Mail Tribune reported. “As a result …

Space Heater Caused Oregon Fire That Killed 4 Kids, Official Says

A house fire in rural Oregon that killed four children and critically burned three other family members started with a portable space heater that was being used after a fireplace malfunctioned, a volunteer fire chief said. Combustible materials placed too …

Oregon Jury Sides With City in Police Dog Attack

An Oregon jury has ruled against a man who sued the city of Salem after he was bitten by a police dog. The Statesman Journal reported John Hillebrand sought $1 million for physical pain, emotional harm and legal fees. Hillebrand …

Group in Oregon City Is Suing Its Carrier over a Fire Payout

The Eugene Civic Alliance in Oregon has sued its insurance carrier for more than $325,000 after the burning of Civic Stadium. The Register-Guard reported that the nonprofit group wants to build a new complex on the former site of the …

College Fraternity in Oregon Accused of Hazing Slapped with $8M Suit

An $8 million lawsuit against a fraternity at a northwestern Oregon college says a hazing incident resulted in a 20-year-old man losing his right eye. KOIN-TV reports that the lawsuit alleges Kellen Johansen was coerced into drinking alcohol, running naked …

Gnarly Oregon Winter Puts Breaks on Bend Construction Boom

Central Oregon’s historic cold temperatures and record snowfalls this winter are hurting Bend’s booming construction sector. The Bulletin newspaper reported Sunday that many building projects – from single-family homes to large commercial projects – are running up to three months …

President Trump Declares Disaster in Oregon from Storm

President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster exists in Oregon from a severe winter storm and flooding in December. The White House says Trump ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts. The White House said …