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The Huffington Post is reporting that U.S. Senator Ron Wyden is "incensed" by the Obama Administration's lack of transparency in free trade negotiations with eight Pacific nations.  The leak of a critical document Wednesday reveals the administration intends to grant radical new political powers to multi-national corporations, which would contradict prior administration promises. Senator Wyden is so angry about the lack of transparency that he considered legislature to require disclosure.  Recently Senator Wyden talked with 1110 KBND News about his concerns over the secret trade negotiations. "I think the Obama Administration needs to be more open and accountable - especially in these trade negotiations." Wyden sits on the Senate Finance Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness.   Wyden says in some cases corporations and special interest groups know more about the  trade negotiations than lawmakers do.

 

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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.

 
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