- Kitzhaber proposes moving commercial gillnet fishing to off channels of the lower Columbia River
- State reaches $100,000 settlement with defunct Typhoon restaurants and Bo Kline
- Northwest Environmental Advocates demands tighter Oregon rules on pesticide water pollution
- Does Ballot Measure 81 apply only to Oregon gillnetters, not Washington? PolitiFact Oregon — Opinion
- Honoring an icon of Oregon iconography — Opinion
- New Oregon Legislature administrator selected
- Study tracks release of invasive species by science teachers
- Booze Business Booming At Oregon’s Border Liquor Stores
(Portland Oregonian)Gov. John Kitzhaber on Thursday proposed a solution to the long-running and contentious issue of gillnet fishing on the lower Columbia River in non-tribal fisheries. His proposal gets ahead of the November vote on Measure 81, which would prohibit commercial gillnets in the Columbia.
(Portland Oregonian)State labor regulators have reached an $100,000 settlement with defunct restaurant chain Typhoon Inc. and owner Bongoj “Bo” Kline, resolving charges that they discriminated against Thai chefs based on national origin.
(Portland Oregonian)Northwest Environmental Advocates, a Portland-based group with a history of successful lawsuits on clean water issues, petitioned Oregon regulators today to address “significant gaps” in its regulation of pesticide pollution.
DOES BALLOT MEASURE 81 APPLY ONLY TO OREGON GILLNETTERS, NOT WASHINGTON? POLITIFACT OREGON — OPINION
(Portland Oregonian)Oregon Ballot Measure 81 would prohibit the use of gillnets by nontribal commercial fishermen in the Oregon side of the Columbia River. Advocates of the ban say the outdated nets kill all sorts of fish, including protected native salmon.
(Salem Statesman Journal)-You might not know who Hugh Hayes is, but you’ve seen his work-
Hugh Hayes 98th birthday at Hometown Buffet last week attracted considerable attention, which seems decidedly appropriate for a man who has spent the bulk of his long life trying to do the same for the state of Oregon.
(Salem Statesman Journal)A new administrator for the Oregon Legislature will be on board at the Capitol in mid-September.
He is Kevin Hayden, who will retire soon as a lieutenant commander and a branch head in the Navys Bureau of Personnel.
(Eugene Register-Guard)-About a quarter of educators said they put plants and animals into the environment once the lesson is over-
Science teachers who want their students to get up close and personal with the natural world may be unwittingly unleashing invasive species into the environment once class is over.
(Oregon Public Broadcasting)Washington State voters chose last fall to end state-control of liquor sales. Privately-owned stores began selling liquor in June, and since then business has been booming. But the big surge of sales is across the Columbia River from Washington — in Oregon liquor stores near the border. OPB’s Miles Bryan visited both sides of the state line, to see how Washington’s change is affecting shoppers and sellers.