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PLANNED CLEARCUT: As a “scenic waterway” designation sat on Gov. Kate Brown’s desk, state forestry department officials were planning a timber sale that would have resulted in a a 67-acre clearcut along the Nehalem River. Read more.
GIGABIT TAX BREAK: Lawmakers passed a tax break to clear the way for super-fast Google Fiber internet. Google bailed on Oregon, but the policy cost taxpayers millions anyway. Read more.
THE APPRENTICE: After 32 years on what is now the House transportation and infrastructure committee, Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio finally has the gavel. He said he saw potential for bipartisan progress on infrastructure — until an encounter last Wednesday with President Donald Trump. Read more.
MAX STABBINGS: A $20 million lawsuit faults TriMet and the Portland Police for failing to prevent two men’s deaths in a 2017 attack. Read more.
DISCRIMINATION CASE: A Portland company must pay $80,000 to Hillsboro woman after it rescinded job offer after learning she was pregnant. Read more.
BUDGET BUSTER: An Oregon state department is asking for $40 million because it spent federal money on staffing and administrative costs – money that was supposed to go to the poorest of Oregon’s poor. Read more.
LAST ADVENTURE: As the end approached, Betsy Ames asked that her body be cremated. Her ashes, she hoped, would find their way to places across the world that had meaning to those who loved her. Read more.
Snap of the day
The Rose Festival started with a bang Friday along Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
Today in history
AROUND THE WORLD: On May 27, 1941, the British Royal Navy sank the German battleship Bismarck off France with a loss of some 2,000 lives, three days after the Bismarck sank the HMS Hood with the loss of more than 1,400 lives. Amid rising world tensions, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed an “unlimited national emergency” during a radio address from the White House.