In this Blog category you will find articles about protecting the health and safety of people who live and work in Oregon. Personal Injury at work and Insurance Liability Claims may require the help of an attorney. A good lawyer can protect your rights under the law.
Getting your police records may become easier in the near future. The Oregonian did an investigation as to why it takes so long, not to mention the high price, to get your police records. See more here.
The South Portland Neighborhood Association (SPNA) recently met with an ODOT representative who explained that they are in the early stages of developing a plan for tolling areas of I-5 and 205 as shown on the map. The current plan is to have a rolling price, more expensive tolls at higher use times. The idea is that doing so will reduce highway congestion.
When we drive- that's all we should be doing. 100% attention on driving. This video is horrific but it does show us the high price of our distractions. All it takes in a moment to change or end a life.
If that hasn't been enough to convince you to put the phone down while driving... Let's look at the fines in Oregon. Check out the Video: It may save your life or at the least, $1K..
If you were arrested, you don’t give up all of your rights. But do you know what those rights are and what to do if police violate your rights while you’re in custody? Here is a brief overview.
You Have the Right to Know Why
As explained by the Oregon State Bar, police can arrest you can for a felony or a misdemeanor. They can also arrest you on a warrant for a parole or probation violation, or failure to appear in court on criminal charges. […]
"The common response is 'Well, I didn't have it up to my ear.' Well, it doesn't matter, if you're holding the phone, if you're touching your phone other than the one swipe, it's a violation."
From July 9th until October 31st, a large section of the Springwater Corridor Trail is closed for a restoration project. Trail goers are still able to access the Wildlife Refuge, the Oregon Yacht Club, as well as Oaks Amusement Park. Although if you were hoping to ride straight through the trail, that won’t be an option until the fall unfortunately. As much as it is a disappointment for summer cyclist, it is also a beneficial project.
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution gives you the right to peacefully assemble and the right to free speech. However, many people who come together to exercise such rights in Portland have been seriously injured by police officers responding to protests.
All across the country people are waking up to the issue of excessive use of force by police. Several instances of overt police violence have made headlines, with many encounters ending in preventable deaths. Although excessive use of force may violate the Fourth Amendment, victims of excessive police force may only pursue civil charges against arresting officers and possibly the municipality that employs them. Though the officers may have done wrong, they generally do not face criminal charges for using excessive force when placing a person under arrest. A […]
Although the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge made for depressing headlines, it’s important to understand fire’s role in the forest’s life cycle. Fire is a crucial component that helps forests regrow greener and stronger than before. Our forests actually rely heavily on the occasional natural or manmade fire to renew themselves.
It goes without saying that watching coverage of the Gorge burning for days on end was difficult to bear. Many of us who relish nature hikes in our beloved public lands were heartbroken to […]