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This week, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is expected to sign new District maps for state lawmakers. Legislative leaders hailed the plan as a historic bipartisan agreement because the Legislature hasn't successfully redrawn Legislative Districts since 1981. But not everyone is happy. Republican State Representative Jason Conger of Bend says the maps were drawn to provide an advantage to give an advantage to incumbent Legislators and the Democrat Party:  "And the registration will become more blue. It will go from a 2.5% Democrat advantage currently to about a 6% Democrat advantage after re-apportionment." The state is required to draw new boundaries every 10 years to go along with population changes revealed in the census. Some Republicans said they would support the compromise only to keep the task from being handed to the Democratic Secretary of State.

 

 

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King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

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:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

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

 
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