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City Council in Oregon Says Uber Must Follow Traditional Taxi Rules

While Uber may be a new kind of ride service, it should comply with the same rules as traditional taxi companies – and that means being licensed by the city, the Eugene City Council has decided . The council voted …

With Fines Nearly $100K Oregon City Delays Uber Appeal Hearing

Eugene, Ore. has granted Uber’s request for a delay in its appeal hearing. The Register-Guard reported the hearing had been set for Monday and a new date hasn’t been scheduled. Meanwhile, Uber and city officials continue to negotiate an agreement …

Oregon City Fining Uber $2K A Day For Running Without License

Eugene, Ore. fines against Uber now total $120,000 and are going up $2,000 a day that the ride-hailing business operates without a license. A lawyer for Uber says the license requirement does not apply because Uber does not own or …

Oregon State Warned About Building in Tsunami Zone

Oregon’s state geologist urged Oregon State University not to put a marine studies building in a tsunami zone south of Newport’s Yaquina Bay Bridge – or at least build it to withstand waves as high as 43 feet. The school, however, …

Oregon Business Paying For Lack of Insurance

A garbage collection business that serves the Eastern Oregon community of Pilot Rock has been ordered to pay the state more than $75,000 for not providing workers’ compensation insurance. Owner and operator Randee McKague told the East Oregonian newspaper her …

In Oregon Studded Tires Losing Popularity

Studded tires are losing traction with Oregon drivers. The state Department of Transportation has released a report showing only 4 percent of registered vehicles in Oregon were equipped with studded tires in 2014. That’s down from 16 percent at the …

Oregon Man Pays $1,000 To Settle 5-year-old $57 Ticket

An Oregon man admits he was driving too fast on a rural highway in Nevada five years ago, but he says the state’s wheels of justice turn too slow, and his wallet is a grand lighter because of it. Robert …

Injured Snowboarder Can Sue, Oregon High Court Rules

The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled a ski resort’s broad liability waiver cannot prevent a paralyzed snowboarder from suing. The justices ruled that the liability waiver was “unconscionable” and contrary to public policy, potentially opening the door for more people …

Price Optimization Allegations Challenged, NAIC Investigating Practice

Reaction to industry-wide price optimization allegations from a consumer group known to call out insurers has been somewhat critical yet guarded – however it appears regulators may already be starting to look into the practice. Consumer Federation of America this week …

Oregon Jury Awards Former AT&T Employee $224,000 in Racial Case

A Portland, Ore. jury has awarded more than $224,000 to a woman who said she suffered retaliation for complaining about racism on the job at AT&T. The Multnomah County Circuit Court jury awarded the money Monday to Jeanine Clair for …