Government and law

Government and law
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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Candidates woo OBA
High Five
Friday, September 24, 2010
Chris Dudley and John Kitzhaber appeared separately before the Oregon Business Association in hopes of gaining the group's endorsement.
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Unlicensed contracters increasing
High Five
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The Oregon Construction Contractors Board is hiring more inspectors to deal with an uptick in illegal construction activity.
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Umpqua will stop overdraft practice
High Five
Monday, September 20, 2010
Umpqua Bank has announced it will stop the controversial practice of reordering transactions from highest to lowest.
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