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Suit Filed Over Oregon Worker Who Died After Using Bucket as Toilet

Relatives of an Oregon worker who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while defecating in the back of a company truck seek $4 million in a lawsuit filed against the man’s former employer and four other companies. The suit filed in …

Car Smashes Into Oregon Insurance Agency, Injures 2

Two men were hospitalized after one drove his car through an insurance agency’s front window in southeast Portland, Ore. KPTV-TV reported that surveillance video shows a white ford focus accelerating as it goes through the company’s front window Wednesday afternoon. …

Scientists: Western Migration Has Put 143M Americans in Quake-Prone Areas

More than 143 million people in the mainland states now live on shaky ground, earthquake scientists say. That’s because more people have moved into the quake-prone West Coast and some quake zones were recently expanded, according to researchers from the …

Teacher Scared by Gunman in Drill Sues Oregon District for PTSD

A former grade school teacher in eastern Oregon says she was so scared when a man burst into her classroom and pulled the trigger on the pistol he pointed at her face that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and …

Ex-Daimler Engineer Files $2 Million Discrimination Suit in Oregon

An Egyptian-born engineer is the latest worker to sue Portland, Ore.-based Daimler Trucks North America. The Oregonian reported the former employee seeks $2 million, alleging his supervisor often called him “bin Laden” and suggested he was a member of al-Qaida …

Uber Close to Return in Oregon City With Regulations

Months after suspending operations in Portland, Uber is on the verge of the returning to the city and operating under regulations. The city’s Private For-Hire Innovation Task Force released details this week of a 120-day pilot program allowing ridesharing companies such …

Ban on Fracking in Oregon to 2025 Under Consideration by Committee

The oil and gas industry is pushing back on a bill that would ban hydraulic fracturing in Oregon until 2025. The bill sponsor, Democratic Rep. Ken Helm, told a House committee Tuesday the proposal puts the state ahead of the …

Oregon Committee Hears Bill to Increase Speed Limit

Oregonians could begin flying along certain highways at 75 mph after lawmakers heard testimony Friday on a bill upping speed limits from 65 mph on interstate highways. Under the proposal, passenger cars would be able to go 10 mph faster …

Rules Drive Uber Ridesharing Service Out Of Oregon City

Easter Sunday marked the end of Uber in Eugene, Ore. at least for now. The Register-Guard newspaper reported Saturday that a hearings official imposed a civil penalty of $1,500 a day on the ridesharing company after deciding it is violating …

Lloyd’s of London Offers Wildfire Insurance to Oregon at Higher Rates

The state of Oregon has a chance to continue its unique insurance policy that helps pay for fighting wildfires in big burning years – but at a higher premium and deductible. Lloyd’s of London has offered to cover up to …