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Lawmakers from Oregon offered their condolences following the shooting of Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords on Saturday. The Arizona Congresswoman was shot in the head when a gunman opened fire during a "Congress on your Corner" meeting outside a grocery store in Tucson. The response from lawmakers in Oregon was quick and heartfelt. Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer said he worked with her in Tucson and saw firsthand the bond between Gabby and her community. He described her as a moderate, thoughtful leader committed to bringing people together to make progress in challenging times and in a tough political climate. 

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley called the shooting a heinous act of violence that has no place in our society. He says we must come together as a nation and stand strong against violence. And in a statement; U.S. Representative Greg Walden said his thoughts and prayers were with Congresswoman Giffords, her family, and innocent cilvilians involved in the senseless tragedy. He called it a deplorable act, and it marked a sad day for our country.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

 

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.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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