Jan 16 Daily Clips

Subject: January 16, 2020 Daily Clips

Woman shot in NE Portland, marking second Cully neighborhood shooting in 8 hours

The Oregonian

Officers responded to the 5100 block of Northeast Killingsworth Street shortly before 1 a.m. and found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound, according to Portland police. She was taken to a hospital for treatment. The previous shooting happened at Northeast 51st Avenue and Fremont Street about 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to police. A man was taken to a hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound. No arrests have been made in either case as of Thursday morning.

Mark Long, longtime Oregon construction industry watchdog, joins home builders lobby

The Oregonian

Mark Long, a longtime Salem regulator and consumer advocate, is leaving the state early next month to become executive director of the Oregon Home Builders Association. “I’ll continue to be an advocate for consumers,” he said. “Availability and affordability are huge issues, both for homebuilders and buyers.”

Oregon Senate Republican leader still opposes revamped climate policy; looking for a referral to voters

The Oregonian

Senate Republican Leader Herman Baertschiger said Wednesday that another walkout to deny Democrats a quorum on their climate change vote remains a possibility, and that he would prefer to see the policy referred to voters.

Oregon Senate Republican Leader: ‘Nothing Is Off The Table’ In Climate Fight


The top Republican in the Oregon Senate said Wednesday that his members’ outlook on a proposed plan to fight climate change had not changed, raising the possibility Republicans could once again walk away from the Capitol this year to block the legislation.

Washington may ban plastic bags too — and stores would have to charge 8 cents for a paper bag

The Oregonian

The Washington Senate has once again approved a measure to ban single-use plastic bags. The chamber voted 30-19 Wednesday to re-pass the measure it first passed during last year’s legislative session. The bill now heads to the House, where it stalled last year. The bill would ban stores from giving out single-use plastic carryout bags and require an 8-cent charge for other bags handed out. That’s 3 cents more than Oregon stores must charge for paper bags.

U.S. House approves new age discrimination protections

The Oregonian

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to enact new protections against age discrimination in the workplace, approving a bill that supporters say will give older workers the same safeguards other protected groups enjoy.

New Burdens On The Horizon For Portland’s Public Campaign Financing Program


Since its inception, Portland’s public campaign financing program has aimed to match candidate’s small dollar donations sixfold.

Oregon DEQ Data Shows Pollution >From Woodstoves Is On A Wildfire’s Scale


The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has released new data that shows 12.8 million pounds of particulate pollution matter are released into Oregon’s air by woodstoves and chimneys each year.

Rose Quarter Freeway Project Faces Big Debate Over Design, Cost Of Highway Covers


A new Oregon Department of Transportation report says state leaders need to make a quick decision on placing covers over Interstate 5 near Portland’s Rose Quarter to keep a massive freeway project on track.

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