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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 …

Oregon SAIF Program Returns $2.5M to Participating Businesses

Oregon businesses that participate in the Associated General Contractors/SAIF Workers’ Compensation program will receive a $2.5 million retrospective return on their 2014-15 plan year premium, SAIF announced on Wednesday. Six hundred and sixty-five AGC employers in construction and related industries …

Comcast Sued By Oregon Cyclist Clotheslined By Cable

An Oregon cyclist who was clotheslined by a cable cord suspended across a road is suing Comcast and Portland Disposal. Portland attorney, Mark Ginsberg told the Oregonian that his 64-year-old client Michael A. Horner was bicycling to work at Shriners …

Mother of Oregon Child Strangled by Window Blinds Sues Apartment for $4M

The mother of a 3-year-old girl who died after being strangled by a window blinds cord in a Clackamas County, Ore. apartment has filed a $4 million lawsuit. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Sahrye Imani Hardy had been visiting a resident at …

Oregon Teen Disfigured During School Trip to Costa Rica Sues For $20M

An Oregon teenager who was disfigured during a school trip in Costa Rica has filed a $20.8 million lawsuit against his former high school. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Joseph Christopher Johnson filed the suit earlier this week against Salem Academy, …