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With David Wu's resignation, a special election is in order. Oregon's major political parties are considering whom they will support. Governor Kitzhaber has announced he wants to see a primary election to choose the top Republican and Democratic candidates for a special election. Oregon Republican Party Chair Allen Alley says there are number of worthy potential nominees: Rob Cornilles who ran against Wu in 2010; Rob Miller is a guy that’s been talked about, he’s a businessman. And then there’s State Representatives, Senators interested in this.” Democratic Party of Oregon Executive Director Trent Lutz says they have a long list of qualified options: “Already two announcements: State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian ans well as State Representative Brad Witt.” There are rumors State Senator Suzanne Bonamici and former Representative Greg Macpherson could throw their hats in the ring.

 

 

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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.