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President Trump Declares Disaster in Oregon from Storm

President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster exists in Oregon from a severe winter storm and flooding in December. The White House says Trump ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts. The White House said …

Now in Paperback: Sales Training Book Equips Millennial Insurance Agents to Serve Retiring Baby Boomers

Featuring sales tips and scripts from more than 35 experienced insurance agents selling Final Expense life insurance and Medicare Supplements, Portland, OR, January 23, 2017 – Consistently top-rated in Amazon reviews and recently featured in leading industry publications including LifeHealthPro and …

Oregon’s New Fall Protections Now 6′ And Up for Home Builders

A state regulation that took effect Jan. 1 requires Oregon construction contractors to make sure workers are protected from falls if work is done six or more feet above a surface. The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division said the …

Oregon Bystander Lawsuit Allowed to Proceed

The Oregon Supreme Court has allowed a lawsuit to proceed that was filed on behalf of two boys who witnessed their younger brother hit and killed by a pickup truck five years ago. The decision was a reversal of two …

$3.9M Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Oregon Tavern for Overserving

An Oregon man has filed a $3.9 million wrongful death lawsuit against a Eugene tavern and one of its customers. Julio Ortiz Ahumada of Springfield says the Keg Tavern served alcohol to a “visibly intoxicated” Isabel McDaniel on Dec. 11, …

Oregon Water District, Couple Sued over Fatal 2015 Slide

Two sons of an Oregon woman who died when a mudslide tore through her home last winter seek nearly $10 million in a lawsuit filed against a Florence couple and a utility district. Stephen Miller and Keith Eldien allege the …

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 …