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FreeCORONAVIRUS • transportation • roads April 22
Studded tire season extended to May 15
Studded tire season has once again been extended — this time to May 15 —in light of social distancing orders as the state grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. But, ODOT says, if you can take them off before that while maintaining social distancing, please do.
Banks • crime • Banks School District April 22
Banks School District, employees sued for $2.5 million
The Banks School District and four current or former employees of the Banks School District are being sued for at least $2,500,000 after a former assistant softball coach was arrested on several sex abuse charges on December 2, 2019.
Freecoronavirus • business • oregon April 21
Oregon OSHA fields more than 2800 COVID-19 related complaints
Oregon OSHA has received about 2,800 complaints from employees so far who are still required to go into work rather than telecommuting; the complaints come from workers who say it is more than possible for their employer to allow them to work remotely, from home.
FreeHD32 • GOVERNMENT • POLITICS April 20
The primaries: A look at Vineeta Lower, candidate for Oregon House District 32
Vineeta Lower (R-Seaside), an online English public school teacher for the Oregon Virtual Academy, is running for the Republican nomination for the Oregon House of Representatives’ District 32 seat, which currently is held by outgoing rep. Tiffiny Mitchell (D-Astoria). It will be Lower's second attempt at the position after winning the Republican nomination but losing the general election to Mitchell in 2018.

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