May 12 – Morning Headlines

What's so funny about peace love and gerrymandering?

The local headlines for May 12:

Tim Chuey: Mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers this AM, a mix of clouds and sun this afternoon, partly cloudy tonight, a mix of clouds and sun and warmer Friday.

Oregon Arts Alliance to close
The Oregon Arts Alliance, which for the past year has run the most popular nonprofit art gallery in downtown Eugene, has run out of money. It will lay off its staff of four part-timers and permanently close its doors by the end of the month, its departing executive director said.

Salvage logging proposed for forest’s roadside strips
The Eugene-based Willamette National Forest proposes allowing limited salvage logging to prevent dead trees from falling onto roads on the Middle Fork District and has invited people to weigh in on the proposal. The logging would occur on scattered roadside strips totaling almost 500 acres.

Top executives at the Sikh-controlled Eugene food company Golden Temple drew excessive compensation in recent years — the CEO topped $4 million last year — while the company slashed its donations to Sikh religious and educational nonprofit groups, according to records disclosed in an ongoing lawsuit against the Sikh business.

Lawmakers release dueling redistricting plans
Oregon Republicans and Democrats released radically different proposals Wednesday to redraw legislative and congressional district maps.

State unions ready to fight
With the state set to release its latest revenue forecast today and labor negotiations about to kick into high gear, Oregon’s two largest public-worker unions made conspicuous appearances at the Capitol on Wednesday.

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