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A bill in the Oregon House is designed to reduce the market for shark fins. Shark fins are considered a delicacy in some cultures but animal activists say the way fins are collected is inhumane. Sharon Harmon with the Oregon Humane Society says her organization does not disagree with fishing or hunting. The bill would make it illegal to sell or trade shark fins in Oregon. A $120 fine is being considered, but some lawmakers wonder if the fee is enough to slow the practice of shark finning which, reportedly, can be quite lucrative. Opponents are concerned the ban could cause complications for researchers and fishers who accidentally catch shark. Another hearing will be held.

 

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

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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