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A new bill in the Oregon Senate would send offenders sentenced to two years or less back to the counties where their crimes were committed. Washington County Sheriff, Rob Gordon is concerned that not every county has the facilities or transitional programs to accommodate the inmates. Sheriff Gordon, and Benton County Sheriff Diana Simpson testified at the hearing not only about their concerns with meeting increased capacity, but about the cost burden that would become the county's if the bill passes.

 

 

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  • 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)