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Oregon U.S. Senator Ron Wyden is pushing for Congress to renew the "Violence Against Women Act " that is slated to expire soon.  The Senate passed their version with strong bi-partisan support.  But the House Bill contains provisions affecting the treatment of Native American and gay victims of abuse that the White House threatened to veto.  Senator Wyden is disturbed to see lawmakers playing politics on what should be a bipartisan issue.  “The Senate has passed it, with strong support of Democrats and Republicans.  Now in the House discussion, some want a social proxy against gay folks not a time to play politics.  Got to get the law renewed especially for rural Oregon.  This supplies a lifeline protecting women against brutal violence.”  Wyden held a forum Friday morning with local leaders who deal with domestic abuse in Central Oregon.

 

Wyden wants Congress to pass the "Violence Against Women Act" in July, so it  won't become more political as the Presidential Election approaches.

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.