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A bill that calls for equal pay in the workplace has failed to pass the U.S. Senate.  Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley says the bill would have prevented differences in wages based on gender.  It also would have prohibited retaliation against employees who reveal their own wages or seek details about their employers' pay policies. 

Republicans say the legislation would have placed unnecessary burdens on businesses.  It failed to get the 60 votes needed to pass.  Democrats will still use it to gain political capital heading into the elections.

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • I-84,Troutdale MP 17 - 62, in the Coumbia Gorge remains closed. The highway is closed EB at Exit 17 in Troutdale. Trucks use US-26 to OR-35 as an alternate route.

 

  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.

 

  • 27th and Bear Creek Rd intersection varying traffic control changes

 

  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)