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The eyes of the nation continue to watch the union fight going on in Wisconsin.  States struggling with budget shortfalls are scrambling for ways to not layoff teachers or reduce time in the classroom for students. They're looking at reducing retirement benefits and collective bargaining rights. Bend La Pine Assistant Superintendent John Rexford says they're aware of what's going on in Madison: “I haven't seen a proposal as dramatic as that in the Oregon Legislature. Given the make up of the Legislature and the Governor's Office, I don't know we'd see those kind of measures. We're aware of the news around the nation.” On Friday, the Wisconsin Assembly approved a Bill that would take away the majority of state workers collective bargaining rights. It now heads to the Wisconsin State Senate, where 14 Democratic lawmakers have been absent for a week.

 

 

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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.

 
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