Government and law

Government and law
Dredge waste to be dumped on West Hayden Island
High Five
Friday, October 01, 2010
Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality has decided to allow contaminated dredge spoils on West Hayden Island.
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Settlement tightens coast logging rules
High Five
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
A court settlement requires the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to develop stricter rules on logging on Oregon's Coast Range.
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Insurance companies must open enrollment to kids
High Five
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A new rule states that Oregon insurance companies must open enrollment to children under 19 twice a year.

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Conflict swirls around gold mining
October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1010_ATS16A long-simmering conflict over individual versus public rights has converged on the banks of the rivers of southwest Oregon, stirring resentment between gold miners and environmentalists. In question is whether suction dredging poses a threat to river wildlife and if the long-standing individual right to mine in the state should be amended.

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The prison price tag
High Five
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The state prison agency takes nearly 10% of general fund money, adding up to a bigger share of tax collections on prisons than any other state.
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