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47 Million Pounds of Meat and Chicken Products Recalled In Oregon, Nationwide
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

The recall of meat and vegetable products potentially contaminated with Listeria expanded this past week, with 47 million more pounds of meat and poultry products added to the list. The products were sold in Oregon as well as across the nation. The products, which are “not ready to eat”, were recalled from Costco, Trader Joe’s […]

Portland Restaurateur Seeks Nine Million In Lawsuit
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Ramzy Hattar, Co-Owner and Investor of Largo, Portland’s popular sandwich chain, filed a $9 million lawsuit against his business partners, Kurt Huffman and Rick Gencarelli, claiming they conspired to divert funds without Hattar’s knowledge, and engaged in other financial improprieties that caused him monetary damage. This is actually the second action filed by Hattar against […]

Harney County Judge Steven Gratsy Says “I Will Not Resign”
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Steven Grasty, the Harney County Judge who assisted the county through the 41-day armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, is now facing recall after a recent petition. “Judge Gratsy and other county officials have prevented [US Citizens] the same privileges and rights that he and other officials use and exercise themselves” claims the […]

Oregon Girls’ Softball Team Files Lawsuit Against School District, Alleges Title IX Equality Concerns
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

An Oregon High School Softball Team is suing the local school district over Title IX equality concerns, claiming that it failed to provide equal facilities to female athletes when compared with those facilities provided to the boys’ baseball team. The entire roster of the Lake Oswego High School softball team, ages 14 to 18, were […]

Former Portland Electrician Sues City For $800,000
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Heather Kowitz, a former Portland electrician, just filed a massive federal lawsuit against the city, claiming that she was fired and discriminated against for her sexual orientation, citing the perceived disability and unlawful employment practices she experienced while employed with the city. Kowitz believes that her bosses believed she was mentally impaired, and the victim […]

Woman Breaks Foot, Sues Portland Over Pothole
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

In a lawsuit filed Friday, April 29th, Emily Allgood alleged that she fell and broke her foot in a pothole on a downtown Portland street, claiming $49,999 in damages against the city. Allgood faults the city of Portland for failing to patch up the pothole, a claim with which many in Portland would likely agree […]

CDC Confirms Zika Virus Linked to Birth Defects
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

As the weather warms, we start to gear up for summer with picnics, trips to the beach and vacations dotting our calendars across the coming months. But as we prepare to enjoy our time both outdoors and abroad we need to be aware of one potential danger making the trip with us: mosquitoes. Recently mosquitoes […]

Invanka Trump Scarves Recalled Due to ‘Burn Risk’
Friday, April 8th, 2016

Approximately 20,000 scarves manufactured in China under the Ivanka Trump Collection brand were recalled earlier this month due to their potential “burn risk”, according to a press release by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. The CPSC warns that consumers should stop use of the scarves immediately, and return them to their place of purchase […]

Oregon Bill Proposes 50 Percent Tax Hike On Electronic Cigarettes
Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Electronic Cigarette users in Oregon are facing a potential tax hike of 50 percent if the state legislature passes Bill 4062, sponsored by Rep. Phil Barnhart. The bill, which would raise retail tax on both electronic cigarettes and e-liquids by a remarkable 50 percent, is still under debate in the legislature, and already raising opposition […]

10 Tips to Staying Safe on Spring Break
Monday, March 28th, 2016

Spring break. A phrase synonymous with cutting loose and going wild. But how do we make sure that we’re getting into fun, and not getting into trouble? Before you pack your bags and hit the beach, let’s look at 10 tips from that should ensure a safe and fun spring break: Embrace The Buddy […]

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