Covid-19 Order

A federal court in Oregon refused to grant a temporary injunction to the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association in its suit challenging a Nov. 13 order restricting certain businesses, including prohibiting on-premises consumption of food or drinks for two weeks. The court recognized the “significant hardship” that businesses have endured during the pandemic but “the balance of equities weighs heavily in favor” of the state.

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Judge Blasts Feds Over Long-Delayed Salmon Protections at Oregon Dams

Dams in the Willamette Valley are killing the majority of the young salmon and steelhead that try to pass on their way out to sea, and the Army Corps of Engineers violated the Endangered Species Act by refusing to take steps to reduce those deaths, a federal judge ruled Monday.

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