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Berkshire Utility Reaches $299 Million Oregon Fire Accord

Dec 8 2023 // Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co.’s PacifiCorp said it will pay $299 million to settle claims over wildfires that burned homes in southwest Oregon, averting another jury trial in litigation that has already exposed the...

Winter Weather in Pacific Northwest Cut Power to Thousands in Seattle

Dec 4 2023 // Winter weather brought high winds and snow to parts of the Pacific Northwest, knocking out power in some areas and dumping fresh snow across the Cascade Range. Thousands of households were without power Saturday morning in...

Oregon Regulator to Investigate Pacificorp’s Request to Limit Wildfire Liability

Nov 30 2023 // Oregon’s utility regulator this week said it would investigate a petition by PacifiCorp to limit its liability from future wildfire-related lawsuits, delaying a decision on the power provider’s request by as...

Oregon Jury Awards Man $3M After Officer Accused Him of Trying to Steal Car

Nov 17 2023 // A jury in Oregon has awarded a man more than $3.1 million after a police officer accused him of trying to steal a car he was fixing and allegedly used excessive force when arresting him. That jury award included more than...

Oregon OSHA Cites Contractor for Repeatedly Violating Fall Hazard Requirements

Oct 30 2023 // Oregon OSHA cited Forest Grove contractor J&K Roofing Co. $39,000 for repeatedly violating a requirement to provide protection to safeguard workers from fall hazards that could injure or kill them. The citation...

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