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Increasing signs that the economic recovery is losing strength has some economics worried about a double dip recession. Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer says Congress has been sitting on a transportation bill for a year and a half,  that would put thousands of people in the construction industry back to work. Republicans have opposed the bill because of the cost. Blumenauer says investing in the nation's infrastructure is the fastest way to create jobs and stimulate the economy.

 

 

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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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  • 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.