June 22, 2012 eClips

 

  • $7.5 million suit filed against Oregon Attorney General in continuing fallout from Energy Department case
  • Oregon Lottery to phase out ’97 cents’ ad campaign after PolitiFact ruled ‘Pants on Fire’

 

 

  • Matt Wingard hosted party where minors drank alcohol, witness says

 

 

  • Lidar map shows path of Missoula floods that shaped Oregon’s backyards

 

 

  • Oregon’s manufacturing industry earns ‘B’ ranking from nationwide report card

 

 

  • Public invited to review Brookwood Helvetia interchange plan

 

 

  • Three health insurers in Oregon to rebate $4.6 million under federal reform law

 

 

  • In-state kids, in-state tuition — Opinion

 

 

  • Oregon’s prescription drug abuse problem requires medical intervention — Guest Opinion

 

 

  • Battered children and Oregon DHS oversight — Opinion

 

 

  • Oregon families to benefit from insurance rebates

 

 

  • Protect ‘forage fish’ species — Guest Opinion

 

 

  • Healthy fishery depends on entire food chain — Guest Opinion

 

 

  • OSUs Ray lines up against independent university boards

 

 

  • Oregon DEQ allows reuse of gray water for irrigation

 

 

  • Kitzhaber steps in to calm JPR storm

 

 

  • Former State Energy Official Sues Kroger, Riddell, Justice Department For $17.5 Million– Blog

 

 

  • Oregon Student Parent Policies Rank Second In The U.S.

 

 

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$7.5 MILLION SUIT FILED AGAINST OREGON ATTORNEY GENERAL IN CONTINUING FALLOUT FROM ENERGY DEPARTMENT CASE

(Portland Oregonian)The long legal grudge match between Mark Long and Oregon Attorney General John Kroger escalated Thursday when Long sued Kroger and a former top lieutenant as well as the Oregon Department of Justice.
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OREGON LOTTERY TO PHASE OUT ’97 CENTS’ AD CAMPAIGN AFTER POLITIFACT RULED ‘PANTS ON FIRE’

(Portland Oregonian)The Oregon Lottery is phasing out a widespread ad campaign after PolitiFact Oregon gave one ad’s content a “Pants on Fire” rating meaning it was not only untruthful, but ridiculously so.
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MATT WINGARD HOSTED PARTY WHERE MINORS DRANK ALCOHOL, WITNESS SAYS

(Portland Oregonian)The woman who accused Oregon state Rep. Matt Wingard of getting her drunk and pressuring her into sex when she was his legislative aide went public with her story Thursday after Wingard threatened to sue her and asked her to recant her version of events.
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LIDAR MAP SHOWS PATH OF MISSOULA FLOODS THAT SHAPED OREGON’S BACKYARDS

(Portland Oregonian)You’ve never seen a flood like this.

During the last ice age some 15,000 years ago, giant Lake Missoula in western Montana burst through an ice dam, sending a torrent of water that tossed boulders and ripped off cliff faces down the Columbia River and the Willamette Valley.
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OREGON’S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY EARNS ‘B’ RANKING FROM NATIONWIDE REPORT CARD

(Portland Oregonian)The health of Oregon’s manufacturing industry earned a “B” ranking in a nationwide report card issued this morning by Indiana’s Ball State University.
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PUBLIC INVITED TO REVIEW BROOKWOOD HELVETIA INTERCHANGE PLAN

(Portland Oregonian)A public open house will be held Monday to review a draft plan for the Brookwood Parkway-Helvetia interchange project at U.S. 26.
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THREE HEALTH INSURERS IN OREGON TO REBATE $4.6 MILLION UNDER FEDERAL REFORM LAW

(Portland Oregonian)Health insurers will pay more than $1.1. billion in rebates to certain customers on Aug. 1, according to the federal Health and Human Services department.
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IN-STATE KIDS, IN-STATE TUITION — OPINION

(Portland Oregonian)Announcing that the U.S. government would not seek to deport young people brought to this country illegally as children, President Barack Obama on one level did no more than admit the obvious.
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OREGON’S PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE PROBLEM REQUIRES MEDICAL INTERVENTION — GUEST OPINION

(Portland Oregonian)The most dangerous drug dealers in the world aren’t hiding in remote areas of Mexico. They are wearing suits and ties in the boardrooms of America. We are in a perfect storm of prescription drug abuse, and the fox is guarding the henhouse. We must change the guard.
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BATTERED CHILDREN AND OREGON DHS OVERSIGHT — OPINION

(Portland Oregonian)I believe this gets to the heart of the problem:

When Valisha and Kalman Eteuati finally cart their dying 5-year-old son, Mahonarye, to Portland Adventist Hospital last Thursday, doctors alert police.
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OREGON FAMILIES TO BENEFIT FROM INSURANCE REBATES

(Salem Statesman Journal)Many Oregon families are due to receive hundreds of dollars each in rebates this summer under the health care reform law, although it is unclear whether a Supreme Court challenge could halt the payments.
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PROTECT ‘FORAGE FISH’ SPECIES — GUEST OPINION

(Salem Statesman Journal)As a fishing guide who lives for and obsesses over salmon and steelhead, healthy runs of fish returning from the ocean give meaning to what I do.

These fish are more than just business.
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HEALTHY FISHERY DEPENDS ON ENTIRE FOOD CHAIN — GUEST OPINION

(Eugene Register-Guard)I have spent 43 years as a commercial fisherman, starting on a dory and fishing for salmon at Pacific City. Today, I chase tuna, salmon and rockfish out of Yaquina Bay.
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OSUS RAY LINES UP AGAINST INDEPENDENT UNIVERSITY BOARDS

(Eugene Register-Guard)Oregon State Universitys president Thursday lined up on the opposing side of powerful University of Oregon donors, among them Nike Chairman Phil Knight, who are pushing for more independence for the states public universities that want it such as the UO.
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OREGON DEQ ALLOWS REUSE OF GRAY WATER FOR IRRIGATION

(Medford Mail Tribune)-Learn all about it at a forum at SOU Saturday-

For a relatively small investment, you can install plumbing that carries gray water from your shower, bathroom sink and washing machine outside to your lawn, garden, bushes and trees thanks to new rules passed by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
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KITZHABER STEPS IN TO CALM JPR STORM

(Medford Mail Tribune)-Governor joins legislators Bates, Buckley in call for a cease-fire in SOU-JPR Foundation dispute-

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber on Thursday stepped squarely into the middle of the ongoing dispute between Southern Oregon University and the Jefferson Public Radio Foundation, calling for a two-month cooling-off period and asking the parties to return to mediation.
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FORMER STATE ENERGY OFFICIAL SUES KROGER, RIDDELL, JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FOR $17.5 MILLION– BLOG

(Willamette Week)As long expected, the former interim director of the Oregon Department of Energy, Mark Long, has filed a lawsuit against outgoing Oregon Attorney General John Kroger, his former chief criminal investigator, Sean Riddell, and the Oregon Department of Justice, over their conduct during an investigation.
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OREGON STUDENT PARENT POLICIES RANK SECOND IN THE U.S.

(Oregon Public Broadcasting)Oregon ranks second in the country in a new national survey of policies for parenting and pregnant students. Student attendance numbers tell a more complicated story.
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