The week’s essential stories: What we need to know Jun 5
June 5, 2016 - Essential Water
An oil sight derails in a gorge. Portland schools onslaught with a lead problem. And home values in a Portland area continue to soar.
An oil sight derailment Friday in a Columbia River Gorge nearby Mosier sent adult a large plume of black fume and stoked long-standing fears about a risks of hauling wanton oil by one of a Pacific Northwest’s many eminent landscapes.
Home values in a Portland area continued to grow faster than any other metro area in a nation for a sixth true month in March, according to a Standard Poor’s Case-Shiller home cost index, expelled Tuesday.
Portland Public Schools has tested for lead in H2O during 87 schools given 2009 and found during slightest one celebration fountain or faucet emitting H2O with lead levels above a Environmental Protection Agency’s “action level” of 15 tools per billion during 51 of them, annals show. Use a searchable database to see what lead contrast has been done, and when, to a H2O during your school.
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith put a district’s arch doing officer and tip health and reserve manager on paid leave Thursday, observant a dual group were in assign of a dialect that “didn’t deliver”
on doing lead hazards, communicating with a open and providing her with accurate and timely information. She also disclosed Wednesday that as many as 5 additional Portland schools that showed towering levels of lead in celebration H2O may also have celebration fountains or food credentials sinks that were not fixed.
Portland Public Schools announced late Wednesday night that it perceived exam formula display towering levels of radon in some district buildings.
Intel arch executive Brian Krzanich canceled a Thursday fundraiser for apparent Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump after The New York Times began interrogation about it, a paper reported.
Four Portland partner military chiefs, a inner affairs captain and a Police Bureau’s orator are underneath wisecrack orders as a city investigates who knew what about Chief Larry O’Dea’s off-duty sharpened of a friend. The Independent Police Review Division, an arm of a city auditor’s office, also wants to know because no one in a business or a mayor’s business done certain an inner review of O’Dea was started, and because it took scarcely a month for a arch to publicly divulge a shooting.
Moda Health Plans on Wednesday became a third insurer in a nation to sue a sovereign government, saying a association could have averted nearly-fatal mercantile problems if a supervision delivered $180 million in financial assistance it had promised. The Portland insurer filed a censure in a U.S. Court of Claims in Washington, DC, arguing it was counting on a $180 million as partial of a Affordable Care Act.
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