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The White House is moving forward with an executive order to ban federal contractors from discriminating in the workplace on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkely of Oregon was the lead Congressional Advocate to get the legislation passed in the Senate last November.

 

"We had a vote and it passed two to one, 64 -32 on November 7, 2013 with ten Republicans joining us in that effort. Sometimes the gears of government turn slowly, but I'm glad they have turned."

 

Though the Senate passed the legislation in November, the House has shown no inclination to take up the matter.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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