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ODOT acts to limit disclosure of oil train shipments after The Oregonian won its release

oregonlive.com — The Oregon Department of Transportation, the state's rail safety overseer, says it will no longer ask railroads for reports detailing where crude oil moves through the state after The Oregonian successfully sought to have them made public. Railroads "provided us courtesy copies with the understanding we wouldn't share it -- believing it might be protected," ODOT spokesman David Thompson said in an email.
ODOT acts to limit disclosure of oil train shipments after The Oregonian won its release oregonlive.com/environment/in…
Great reporting, @robwdavis: ODOT acts to limit disclosure of oil train shipments after Oregonian wins release oregonlive.com/environment/in…
RT @HoustonFowler: ODOT acts to limit disclosure of oil train shipments after The Oregonian won its release oregonlive.com/environment/in…
ODOT acts to limit disclosure of oil train shipments after The Oregonian won its release oregonlive.com/environment/in…
RT @sngager: ODOT won't ask RRs about oil trains b/c @oregonian won public records fight. Now public won't have info. (Fixes link) http://t…
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Medical marijuana: Washington County adopts one-year ban on dispensaries

oregonlive.com — After almost three hours of listening to public testimonies, most of them in favor of medical marijuana dispensaries, the Washington County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday, April 22, to enact a one-year ban against the facilities. The ban applies to the county's unincorporated areas, including Aloha, Reedville, Bethany, Cedar Mill, Cedar Hills and Rock Creek.
Medical marijuana: An Oregon county adopts one-year ban on dispensaries oregonlive.com/washingtoncoun…

Denise Keesee's sentence for sexually abusing student not tied to gender, police connection, DA says

oregonlive.com — News of Denise Keesee's sentence to 30 days in custody for the sexual abuse of a 16-year-old student has inflamed a lot of readers. The former Sherwood High School teacher was sentenced Monday in Washington County Circuit Court. Keesee, 39, pleaded guilty in February to two counts of second-degree sexual abuse.
RT @emilyesmith: Readers incensed by Denise Keesee's sentence on sex crimes. DA says gender, cop husband did not affect the outcome: http:/…
Readers incensed by Denise Keesee's sentence on sex crimes. DA says gender, cop husband did not affect the outcome: bit.ly/1nFnIMr

Short-term rental proposal gets Portland planning commission's approval, heads to City Council

oregonlive.com — Portland's planning commission approved proposed rules late Tuesday allowing short-term rentals of rooms in private homes, as popularized by online "sharing economy" services like Airbnb. The proposal now goes to the Portland City Council. The commission heard more than two hours of testimony, much of it from people who have hosted short-term renters and neighbors who oppose allowing rentals in residential areas.
Short-term rental proposal gets #PDX planning commission's approval, heads to City Council oregonlive.com/business/index…

State ethics panel wants to redefine who's a journalist in Oregon

oregonlive.com — The state ethics commission wants to redefine who's a journalist and who isn't when it comes to enforcing Oregon's public meetings law. As more and more news goes online, and various bloggers, tweeters and other non-traditional news outlets gain momentum, a once-obvious line has become blurred, said Ron Bersin, executive director of the Oregon Government Ethics Commission.

Large number of honeybees found dead in Sherwood; state investigating cause

oregonlive.com — The Oregon Department of Agriculture is investigating the death of a large number of honeybees, found along Oregon 99W in Sherwood. Bruce Pokarney, a department spokesman, said he could not say how many bees had died, but the person who found them reported seeing thousands.
OH SHIT RT @Oregonian: Large number of honeybees found dead in Sherwood; state investigating cause ORne.ws/1jFPEgG
RT @rwoolington: Large number of honeybees found dead in Sherwood; state investigating cause bit.ly/1hdaaqA

Have an Oregon State Beavers question? Beat reporter Gina Mizell will be answering throughout the day

oregonlive.com — We're now in the middle of Week 4 of Oregon State spring football. Have a question about the Beavers? A story idea? Share your thoughts in the comments below and I will check back periodically to answer. Full disclosure: I am not the best person to ask about Hallice Cooke, Craig Robinson or men's hoops.
The good news is I passed my emission test. The better news is I've got wifi at Starbucks and I'm answering questions oregonlive.com/beavers/index.…
RT @seth_prince: Have an Oregon State Beavers question? Beat reporter Gina Mizell will be answering throughout the day http://t.co/ObdqGLvr…
Have an Oregon State Beavers question? Beat reporter Gina Mizell will be answering throughout the day oregonlive.com/beavers/index.…
Give me something to do while I wait for my car emission test. Let's chat Oregon State #Beavers football oregonlive.com/beavers/index.…

Oregon State linebacker Michael Doctor enjoys doing back flips and running to Philomath: Four Factoids

oregonlive.com — Oregon State fans know Michael Doctor as the reliable outside linebacker who is coming off a season-ending ankle injury and expected to be one of the Beavers' biggest leaders in 2014. But did you know he theoretically could celebrate a big play with a back flip?
Oregon State linebacker Michael Doctor enjoys doing back flips and running to Philomath: Four Factoids oregonlive.com/beavers/index.…

Woman attacked by duck sues owner for $275,000, according to suit

oregonlive.com — A Washougal woman is suing the Estacada owner of a domestic duck, claiming she suffered a broken wrist after the duck attacked her while she was stepping out of her motor home. Cynthia Ruddell's lawsuit states that she was on her mother's property when she fell as she was trying to escape the duck on May 7, 2012.
Washington woman sues Oregon duck owner claiming animal attacked her outside motor home bit.ly/1mAEPlf (by @o_aimee)
Today's only-in-Oregon story: "Woman attacked by duck sues owner for $275,000, according to suit" oregonlive.com/clackamascount…
RT @o_aimee: Woman attacked by duck sues owner for $275,000, according to suit oregonlive.com/clackamascount…

Gay marriage opposition group intervenes in Oregon: Take 3 For Politics (video)

oregonlive.com — Join politics reporters Jeff Mapes and Katherine Driessen as they talk about the latest potential twist in a federal lawsuit challenging Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage. With oral arguments set to start Wednesday in Eugene, the National Organization for Marriage filed a last-minute motion to intervene late Monday night.

Multnomah County DA Rod Underhill defends himself against bar complaint by murder defendant

oregonlive.com — In a rare move, the Oregon State Bar is investigating Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill based on a murder defendant's complaint that Underhill committed unethical professional conduct during a 2009 trial. In a response to the bar, an attorney representing Underhill blasted the complaint as groundless and criticized the bar for responding with a formal investigation.
RT @o_aimee Multnomah County DA Rod Underhill defends himself against bar complaint by murder defendant oregonlive.com/portland/index…

Gay marriage: Supporters hold Portland rally on eve of court hearing (photo gallery)

oregonlive.com — A crowd gathered in downtown Portland on Tuesday to show support for gay marriage on the eve of a hearing in a federal court case that could end Oregon's ban. Speakers under a rainbow of balloons included U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Basic Rights Oregon Executive Director Jeana Frazzini.

Gay marriage in Oregon: Sen. Ron Wyden tells crowd 'it's time' (video)

oregonlive.com — U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., was among speakers at a downtown Portland rally Tuesday evening in support of gay marriage. Wyden, in brief remarks, declared: "Every adult -- every single adult -- ought to be able to marry that person they love. It is time."

Multigenerational homes: Room for grandparents and grown grandchildren

oregonlive.com — Like many Americans, Susan Couveau needs to house three generations: Herself, her mother and her adult son. "I have been looking for the right floor plan with three masters and a garage apartment," says the Tigard resident. "I like that we all live together but we need at least an extra bathroom."
Multigenerational homes: Room for grandparents, grown grandchildren (& big business for builders) oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/2… via @janeteastman

Cover Oregon budget crunch overshadows whether to fix bug-ridden health insurance exchange or go federal

oregonlive.com — Money could be as important as technology on Friday, when the Cover Oregon board decides whether to give up on its bug-ridden, unfinished health insurance exchange and switch to the federal version instead.
Cover Oregon budget crunch overshadows whether to fix bug-ridden health insurance exchange or go federal bit.ly/1lCj5BA
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