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The Oregon Congressional delegation Tuesday asked the Inspector General of the National Guard Bureau to investigate the Guard's refusal to honor bonus contracts signed by members of the Oregon National Guard. Six members of the Guard have contacted U.S. Congressman Greg Walden of Oregon and others in Washington D.C. seeking help after the guard failed to honor the second half of their bonuses. Walden was in Bend last Saturday to address the issue that was first brought to his attention by PDC. Chelsea Wells.  "A contract is a contract. A deal's a deal. I assured her that we're going to take care of that contact. And I thanked her for her courage to not only serve her country but also to stand up and let us play a role in trying to help solve this problem. It’s not always an easy thing to do; in an organization based on chain of command." In the letter from the delegation sent to Inspector General H. Cronin Byrd, Walden says that these soldiers should not be punished because of a potential clerical error by the Guard. They asked for a swift investigation into the matter.

 

 

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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.

 
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