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Banning the Oregon death penalty is the reason for House Joint Resolution one introduced Tuesday in the Oregon House.  Supporters say the death penalty is immoral, too expensive and seldom used in the state.

 

But Terri Hakim - the wife of a police officer killed in the Woodburn bank bombing is worried the men who killed her husband might not spend life in prison.  If it is passed the issue of a death penalty would be on the ballot in 2014.

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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)