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2 Men File Sex Abuse Lawsuits against Boy Scouts In Oregon

Two Oregon men have filed sexual abuse lawsuits against the Boy Scouts of America. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that the lawsuits were filed on Tuesday. They allege the plaintiffs were sexually abused by former scout leaders who were allowed to lead …

Insurers for Oregon Homeowners to Pay in Settlement of Tree Cutting Case

Two Gresham, Ore. couples have agreed to pay $135,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing them of cutting down or damaging dozens of protected trees to improve the views from their homes. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported court documents released this week show …

Spanish Teacher at Oregon Community College Files $300K Discrimination Suit

A Spanish language teacher who was fired from Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore. has filed a lawsuit against the college alleging ethnic discrimination and retaliation. The Register-Guard reported Maria Gutierrez, of Veneta, filed the suit Monday and is seeking …

Oregon Cities Are Considering Clearing Way for Uber

City officials in the Oregon cities of Bend and Redmond are looking to entice Uber to town by changing city ordinances that would pave the way for ridesharing services. The Bulletin reported that both cities are looking into additional and …

Oregon Officials Believe Arson Behind 14 Or More Wildfires

State authorities and forest officials say at least 14 wildfires that have erupted across central Oregon over the last three weeks are believed to have been intentionally started. Officials did not release details on which fires were started by arsonists, …

Ex-Employee Hits Oregon School District with $2.5M Retaliation Suit

The Eugene School District in Oregon has been hit with a $2.5 million lawsuit by a former administrator alleging he faced retaliation and pressure to resign after complaining of illegal practices within the district. The suit was filed by Brad …

Former Paralegal in Oregon County Files Age, Discrimination Suit

A former paralegal has filed a discrimination lawsuit against Crook County in central Oregon alleging that she was fired because of her age and disability. The Bulletin reported that 65-year-old Debra Foltz filed the federal lawsuit last week. According to …

Oregon University Confidently Building $50M Center in Tsunami Zone

Oregon State University is moving ahead with plans to build a $50 million expansion to house its marine science initiative in a tsunami inundation zone in Newport despite warnings from a state geologist that the site could make it vulnerable …

Mysterious Liquid Goop in Oregon Parking Garage Behind Lawsuit

A Portland, Ore. woman has filed a $10,000 lawsuit against a parking garage owner after alleging that a mysterious liquid dropped onto her forearm while standing next to her parked car. According to the lawsuit filed last week, Shoshanna Doty …

5,400 Oregon Patients Notified of Records Breach

Providence Health & Services in Oregon is notifying about 5,400 current and former patients that a former employee may have improperly accessed their patient records. Providence said in a statement that it learned of the breach in May during an …