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Local Inspectors use ropes to check Lewis and Clark bridge Inspectors use ropes to check Lewis and Clark bridge (Photo Gallery)
Bridge inspectors from the Washington State Dept. of Transportation are doing a rope access check of the SR-433/Lewis and Clark Bridge over the Columbia River. With rope access, workers are suspended by rope connections to access hard-to-reach areas of the bridge.
Local Paid sick leave mandate advances in Oregon Legislature Paid sick leave mandate advances in Oregon Legislature
Democrats on an Oregon legislative committee voted Wednesday to advance a bill that would require nearly all employers to give workers up to five days a year of paid sick leave.
Local Posthumous Brittany Maynard video supports assisted suicide Posthumous Brittany Maynard video supports assisted suicide
In a video recorded 19 days before Brittany Maynard took life-ending drugs, she tells California lawmakers that no one should have to leave home to legally kill themselves under the care of a doctor.
Local Snow 'too little, too late': Cascades snowpack a fraction of average Snow 'too little, too late': Cascades snowpack a fraction of average
This week's snow is "too little, too late" for the Oregon Cascades, says Kathie Dello with the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute. Dello said snow and rain in March isn't what's unusual. "Our rainy season lasts through May," she said Tuesday.
Local Supporters rally for clean energy bills at the Capitol Supporters rally for clean energy bills at the Capitol (Video)
The rally was a vocal push in support of Senate Bill 477 and House Bill 2729. The measures call for Oregon to set a date for transitioning away from out-of-state coal and making up the difference in lost energy with renewables.
Local Youth offender program policies change after UO rape Youth offender program policies change after UO rape (Video)
The Washington County Juvenile Services department revamped its youth offender program after one of its participants was convicted of attacking and raping a woman during a supervised group outing to a University of Oregon football game.