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21 May, 2023

Tesla Crashes Into Portland Building, Causing Severe Injuries

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

A Tesla pinned a woman behind her desk after it drove through a glass wall of a Portland building last month. Portland Fire Rescue responded to the scene at Northeast Couch Street and 10th Avenue and was able to pull …

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15 Apr, 2023

Oregon Unions and Hospitals Reach Agreement on Proposed Legislation to Tackle Staffing Crisis

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

Several Oregon healthcare worker unions have reached an agreement with the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) on a proposed set of amendments to House Bill 2697. The bill, which was intended to alleviate the Oregon hospital staffing …

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08 Mar, 2023

Amid Severe Cold Weather Oregon Governor Declares State of Emergency for Multnomah County

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

As winter storms plow through Oregon, Governor Tina Kotek declares a state of emergency for Multnomah County. The declaration will stay in effect until Saturday, March 4th, as experts express concern for more severe weather conditions. After Multnomah County Chair …

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06 Feb, 2023

Hood River Shooter Taken Into Custody After Hours-Long Standoff

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

A standoff on Thursday, February 2, 2023, in Hood River, Oregon, between police and an armed suspect led to the arrest of 42-year-old Simeon Hill. Before the standoff, Hill’s father contacted the police around noon and informed officers of his …

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04 Nov, 2022

Intense Fog Causes 60-Vehicle Pileup on Interstate 5 Near Eugene

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Around 8 a.m. on October 19th, a 60-vehicle pileup involving 20 semi-trucks caused two fatalities in an eight-mile radius. Intense fog that morning lowered visibility levels on Interstate 5 near Eugene. Stephanie Bigman, a captain with the Oregon State Police, …

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26 Jun, 2021

Some Police Officers in Oregon Don’t Understand State Marijuana Laws

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

In Oregon, laws surrounding drug use and possession have changed considerably in recent months. Always the trendsetter, Oregon was the first state to decriminalize marijuana in 1973, imposing a fine of $100 for possessing up to one ounce. In February, …

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18 Jun, 2021

Paralegal Day

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

In 2014 Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared Friday, June 18, 2021, “Paralegal Day”.  Kudos to Governor Brown for recognizing paralegals as the invisible, unsung heroes of legal offices. Smart lawyers realize that the right paralegal efficiently works behind the scenes, …

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27 May, 2021

Getting Your Police Records

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Legal News

Mayor Ted Wheeler announced Friday that Portland will no longer charge crime victims for copies of their own police reports after an investigation by The Oregonian/OregonLive found people face high fees and long waits to get them. Wheeler’s announcement came …

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