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The pet dachshund of Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, has died. But Yoda was the apparent inspiration for a series of bills that are now part of Oregon's law books. Yoda became part of the Courtney household a decade ago.
The two-day, 197-mile running relay from Mount Hood to Seaside known as Hood to Coast has concluded for another year. Senate President Peter Courtney ran the event for the 16th time, just a year after hip replacement surgery. "Well, I'm stiff, but I feel better than I've ever felt after Hood to Coast," Courtney said Sunday evening. Read more...
Senate President Peter Courtney told the Statesman Journal Editorial Board that the Oregon Legislature should have a new agency that would be responsible for oversight of large projects such as Cover Oregon.