A tiny bit of the sting's been taken out of being jobless, in Oregon. The state has raised the weekly unemployment benefits to a maximum of $524. That's up about 3%. Craig Spivey of the Employment Department says the benefit amounts are set as a percentage of the average paycheck. The higher benefits apply only to people who file a claim after July first, and not to those who are already on unemployment.
Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
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.