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People living on Portland’s Hayden island see a cluster of lottery retailers as a problem and want some of them closed.  State Representative Tina Kotek is offering a bill to label some of them casinos, especially when the places are there for people to play the lottery. There might be some cheap food and drinks, and cigarettes, but basically they’re there to play the lottery.  Once labeled as a casino the stores would have to revamp their business model.

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.