Tuesday Jul 8
Oregon fire marshal delays posting oil train reports online, has no timetable
An oil train parked at a terminal near Clatskanie. The route from Portland to the terminal is the most heavily traveled in Oregon.
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Mon Jul 07, 2014
Oil Train Records Show What Oregon Tried to Hide
When Oregon officials at last released oil train routing information after a month-long public records battle, they still decided to redact some information.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Oil train records show what Oregon tried to hide
But officials in neighboring Washington state had no such qualms. The Oregonian reports that Oregon officials made at least four redactions when the information was available in Washington records, including the source of the oil and who shipped it.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Oregon's cost to disclose oil train routes? $218.75. In Washington: Free
An oil train parked at a terminal near Clatskanie. The state has delayed releasing information about oil train routes.
Global Partners' oil train terminal near Clatskanie sued over Clean Air Act permitting
Environmental groups allege in a lawsuit that Global Partners' oil train terminal near Clatskanie skirted permitting requirements in the federal Clean Air Act.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Waitsburg man kills self after shooting police officer
Oregon State Patrol on Tuesday said Christopher E. Elliott was driving a red Kia sedan on Highway 30 when Rainier police Officer Russ George pulled him over after receiving complaints of aggressive driving.
Mon Jun 23, 2014
Rainier officer identified after shooting
The Oregon State Police have identified the injured Rainier police officer involved in the June 23 shooting incident as Officer Russ George.
Rainier police officer shot after traffic stop, suspect loose
Around 12 p.m., the Rainier police officer stopped the suspect vehicle along Highway 30 and Veterans Drive, according to according to Columbia County Fire & Rescue Chief Jay Tappan.
Wed Jun 18, 2014
Safety work means more oil trains for Oregon town
The state of Oregon plans to provide most of the money for the project in Rainier, a city of about 1,900 along the line that brings the mile-long trains to a nearby oil terminal operated by Massachusetts-based Global Partners, The Oregonian reports.
Tue Jun 17, 2014
Oregon subsidizing Rainier rail safety project allowing 14 more oil trains a month
In downtown Rainier, a small Columbia River town where oil trains carried more than 300 million gallons of volatile crude last year, trains and traffic today share the road, creating a hazard the state soon plans to fix.
Fri Jun 13, 2014
Clatskanie utility female employees win $1.3 million settlement in sex-harassment case
It wasn't just what Joe Taffe did - humiliating as it was - that pushed two former employees who had worked for him to sue the Clatskanie People Utility's District , they said.