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State Dispatch: Two legislators leaving Salem, the I-5 bridge project is back, free fishing weekend

Left to right: Roger Millar, WSDOT Director, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, ODOT Director Kris Strickler. Photo: Kate Brown Governor’s Office State Rep. Caddy McKeown will not run again In Oregon political news, Rep. Caddy McKeown (D-Coos Bay) announced on November 19 that she will not seek[Read More…]

State news dispatch: Who’s running for office, ODOT traffic safety, and Metro dollars for trails

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley Election results: Metro bond passes With no terms up for fire and school board positions, no county-wide measures or levies, and nothing on the city docket within Banks, this newspaper had no elections to cover on Tuesday, November 5.  However, in[Read More…]

Current Highway Division admin. chosen to lead Oregon Department of Transportation

Kris Strickler, current Oregon Highway Division administrator (right). Photo: ODOT SALEM – After a six month search, the Oregon Transportation Commission offered the position of Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director to Kris Strickler, ODOT’s current Highway Division Administrator at their Tuesday, September 10 meeting. Pending contract negotiations and Oregon[Read More…]

Oregon Department of Transportation names Paul Mather to Interim Deputy Director

Photo: ODOT SALEM – The Oregon Transportation Commission named retired Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Highway Division Administrator Paul Mather as ODOT Interim Deputy Director at a special meeting of the Commission in Salem. His tenure began Monday, July 1. The Oregon Transportation Commission is the governing board of the[Read More…]

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