Critics argue against costly breeding plan
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Boeing says that it has picked Everett, Wash., as the site to build wings for its new 777X aircraft.
Interstate 84 eastbound will be closed at least through Monday
The decision to close Interstate 84 at Troutdale rather than Cascade Locks was made over traffic concerns, said Dave Thompson, ODOT spokesperson. He explained that when I-84 is closed — during snow events, for example — truckers that are driving through often wait outside the closure area until conditions improve. ODOT did not want truckers to line up in Cascade Locks, he said, since there were comparatively fewer amenities available than in Troutdale.
Scientists say fossil is the most intact found in area
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland school board has unanimously declared a state of emergency, a move that allows the schools superintendent to spend money on preparations for a strike, including hiring replacement teachers.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The vigorous debate among southwest Washington lawmakers over the proposed Columbia River bridge-replacement project crossed the river Wednesday to an Oregon House committee that debated a plan to build the bridge without Washington’s money.
Project review will consider impacts that extend well beyond the site, including global-warming effects from burning the exported coal in Asia and rail impacts as coal is shipped by train from the Rockies throughout the state.
Most traffic rerouted to Wash. Highway 14
PORTLAND (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency must get a warrant before accessing Oregon’s pharmaceutical-monitoring database.
Low clouds and poor visibility grounded a rescue effort for the injured skiers late Tuesday night, Baker County Undersheriff Warren Thompson said. Two medics were with the man and woman.
CORVALLIS (AP) — The last of about 175 alpacas found starving at a breeding operation in the Willamette Valley arrived Tuesday at Oregon State University.
Nonprofit events from Feb. 11, 2014.
SALEM — Amid swirls of snow Feb. 4, Rep. John Huffman (R-The Dalles) accepted a Golden Apple Award on the front steps of the Oregon State Capitol.
MEDFORD (AP) — Medford schools reopened today with substitutes in the classrooms for striking teachers.
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