Oregon News

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 …

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 …

Oregon County Updates Natural Disaster Plan to Deal with Cascadia

Deschutes County in Oregon has updated its plan for dealing with natural disasters, including the potential Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake that recently received national attention. The Bulletin reported that county commissioners adopted the update last week. The plan details how …

Oregon Cyclist Sues 2 Drivers in Injury Accident

A Portland, Ore. bicyclist is suing not only the pickup driver who hit her and shattered bones across her body, but also a second driver she says gave the truck the OK to turn. The Oregonian reported that Cynthia Lewellen …

Another Former Employee at Daimler in Oregon Files Discrimination Suit

Another man who used to work for Daimler Trucks North America in Portland, Ore. has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the company. The Oregonian newspaper reported 40-year-old Ricky Pang filed a $250,000 lawsuit on Tuesday saying he was mistreated because …

Estate of Oregon Woman Killed by School Bus Files Lawsuit

The estate of a 43-year-old woman who was fatally injured when she was hit by a school bus as she crossed the street with her husband has filed an $8.7 million lawsuit. The Oregonian reported that Renee Bates and her …

M4.2 Quake Hits Oregon, No Reported Damage

Some Oregonians woke on the Fourth of July to a significant jolt when a magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck near Springfield and Eugene. Hundreds of people reported to the U.S. Geological Survey that they felt the quake, which struck at 8:42 …

Firefighters Battle Blazes in 4 Western States

Wildfires are sweeping through several dry Western states, including a massive blaze burning out of control in Northern California. A look at the latest hotspots and what crews are doing to control them: Northern California A wildfire has grown to …

Oregon Suit Seeks Homeowners Insurance for Disabled Owners of Pit Bulls

People with disabilities shouldn’t be turned down for homeowners insurance just because they have pit bulls for service dogs, a federal court lawsuit filed in Oregon says. Undercover testers who told an insurance company they had disabilities and used pit …

Committee Approves Oregon Marijuana Bill

After weeks of stalemate, a state legislative committee has advanced a bill setting up Oregon’s legal marijuana system. The approval of the joint House-Senate committee on Monday sends the bill to the full House, which can take it up as …