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Hardesty to sue Portland for leak of false hit-and-run claim
Author: Zane Sparling
Lawyers for Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty issued the tort complaint notice Aug. 2 following the minor car crash in March.

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty will sue her own city — Portland — over the leak of bogus information that falsely linked her ...

Hardesty to sue Portland for leak of false hit-and-run claim
Author: Zane Sparling
Lawyers for Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty issued the tort complaint notice Aug. 2 following the minor car crash in March.

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty will sue her own city — Portland — over the leak of bogus information that falsely linked her ...

Oregon Health Authority: Everyone should wear masks indoors
Author: KOIN 6 News
State health officials change recommendations after meeting with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.

The Oregon Health Authority recommended on Tuesday, July 27, that everyone wear masks in indoor public settings to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The announcement followed a meeting with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown after an ...

Oregon Health Authority: Everyone should wear masks indoors
Author: KOIN 6 News
State health officials change recommendations after meeting with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.

The Oregon Health Authority recommended on Tuesday, July 27, that everyone wear masks in indoor public settings to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The announcement followed a meeting with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown after an ...

OHA: Everyone wear masks everywhere
Author: KOIN 6 News
State health officials change recommendations after meeting with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.

The Oregon Health Authority recommended on Tuesday, July 27, that everyone wear masks in indoor public settings to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The announcement followed a meeting with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown after an ...

OHA: Everyone wear masks everywhere
Author: KOIN 6 News
State health officials change recommendations after meeting with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.

The Oregon Health Authority recommended on Tuesday, July 27, that everyone wear masks in indoor public settings to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The announcement followed a meeting with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown after an ...

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown: New mask requirements possible
Author: KOIN 6 News
The Oregon governor said she will soon announce a decision following revised CDC guidelines.

Gov. Kate Brown was scheduled to meet with officials of the Oregon Health Authority on Tuesday, July 27 following an updated COVID-19 mask recommendation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

Brown: New mask requirements possible
Author: KOIN 6 News
The Oregon governor said she will soon announced a decision following revised CDC guidelines.

Gov. Kate Brown was scheduled to meet with officials of the Oregon Health Authority on Tuesday, July 27 following an updated COVID-19 mask recommendation from the U.S. Center for Disease Control.

The CDC ...

Portland Business News

Five Things for Thursday, including an Adidas exec and belated Bob birthday
Author: Christopher Bjorke
Good morning. Time for today's Five Things. Some shoe news this morning: Adidas has a new head of its North America operations, based here in Portland. The new executive comes from the European company's Russian business and replaces Zion Armstrong, who is returning to New Zealand. In spite of a law on the books in Oregon prohibiting vaccination requirements for health care workers, Gov. Kate Brown said yesterday hospital employees and others in medical settings will be required to be vaccinated…

Columbian Newspaper

Glut of container ships expected to keep arriving on West Coast
Author: Dave Gallagher, The Bellingham Herald

It’s looking like the uptick in large container ships paying a visit to Bellingham Bay is going to continue for a while.

The shipping website Freightwaves reported last week that around 80 container ships were waiting to pull into U.S. ports. In the Pacific Northwest there were 16 container ships waiting to go into ports including Seattle and Tacoma.

Bellingham Bay has seen its share of ships this summer that are waiting to go into the Seattle and Tacoma ports. In recent days the container ship Tianping has been in Bellingham Bay, waiting its turn. Managed by the China shipping company Cosco, the ship is more than 1,000 feet in length and has a capacity to carry more than 8,200 20-foot containers, according to the website MarineTraffic.com. Built in 2006, it flies a Liberian flag.

This surge in container ships is happening as the U.S. economy gets going again with the restrictions being lifted from the COVID-19 pandemic. The peak season for ships arriving at U.S. ports is usually in August, before the holiday shopping season.

“Expect the West Coast to be slammed the entire month of August. We are entering gridlock plus,” Logistics consultant Jon Monroe said in the Freightwaves article, posted on Friday, July 30.

To drop anchor in Bellingham Bay, container ships must register with the U.S. Coast Guard and meet all U.S. standards when it comes to safety, said Chris Clark, Port of Bellingham’s Marine Terminals Business Development Manager. Before going into port, the ships, no matter what flag they are under, are boarded and inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The port itself does not play a role in where the container ships park in the bay and the length of stay, Clark said.

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