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State bill offers transparency, sponsor says
A bill he’s introduced will promote transparency in the legislative process, says State Representative Rex Damschroder (R-Fremont).

House Bill 499 would allow the public and media greater access to the legislative committee process by requiring all written testimony given in House and Senate committees to be made public on the Internet within 10 business days.

About 100 residents packed into Oregon council chambers Tuesday to respond to the recreation committee’s proposal to gauge whether there is public support for construction of a multi-use recreation/community facility.

The vast majority of those attending were for such a facility, but some stressed they did not want to see additional taxes paying for it.

Oregon City Council recently approved an ordinance that retains the services of Sudsina & Associates, LLC as financial advisor to the city for $25,000 in connection with the issuance and sale of bonds.

“I think it’s good work what this consultant has done for us, basically saving us money on long-term interest rates,” said Councilman James Seaman.

Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School is expected to have its biggest incoming freshman class in five years next fall.

Last year’s prospective freshmen were at about 60 students. Stritch has received over 90 applications for the 2012-13 year. While the school caps its classes at 80, Kevin Parkins, vice president of advancement, says the school will take more if a student’s application looks good.

The 2012 Biggest Week in American Birding Festival is almost here.

The third annual event, which was hosted by the Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) near Oak Harbor last year, has moved its headquarters to the Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center for this year’s May 4-13 event.

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