July 29, 2011 eClips

  • Friends, family remember Betty Roberts, the first woman on the Oregon Supreme Court
  • Oregon PERS board faces key vote affecting pension returns, retirement checks
  • DEQ studying smelly sludge
  • State says its prepared for federal-dollar cutoff
  • Pedal power + beer = Oregon’s Cycle Pub
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    FRIENDS, FAMILY REMEMBER BETTY ROBERTS, THE FIRST WOMAN ON THE OREGON SUPREME COURT

    (Portland Oregonian)If pioneering politician and jurist Betty Roberts had been alive when the Declaration of Independence was drafted, it most certainly would have read “all persons are created equal,” not “all men are created equal,” said her older brother, Robert Cantrell, at a Thursday memorial service.
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    OREGON PERS BOARD FACES KEY VOTE AFFECTING PENSION RETURNS, RETIREMENT CHECKS

    (Portland Oregonian)The board that oversees Oregon’s Public Employee Retirement System will decide Friday just how optimistic it wants to be about future returns from the pension fund’s investment portfolio.
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    DEQ STUDYING SMELLY SLUDGE

    (Eugene Register-Guard)-Complaints about biowaste disposal are referred to the state-

    The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency says it doesnt have authority to intervene in a dispute over the stink coming from the citys biowaste, which is being spread on a field outside town.
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    STATE SAYS ITS PREPARED FOR FEDERAL-DOLLAR CUTOFF

    (Eugene Register-Guard)-A short-term reserve fund may be used to cover a gap in revenue-

    The state of Oregon has the cash to weather a showdown on the nations debt limit past a potential August federal-fund cutoff, but the looming deadline has some social service providers worried.
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    PEDAL POWER + BEER = OREGON’S CYCLE PUB

    (KVAL)Part bar, part bicycle, the Cycle Pub is all but unchallenged for the title of the most extraordinary vehicle on the streets of Bend.
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