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Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, on Friday morning visited five men who live at the Cascade Park Retirement Community in Woodburn. The men, all 91 or older, venture out on power scooters, wheelchairs or with walkers each weekday to watch the Highway 214 interchange construction project take shape.    
Sen. Peter Courtney, D-Salem, stood near the steps at McKinley Elementary Tuesday morning when he announced a plan for the 2015 Legislature to spend $200 million on seismic upgrades to schools. "We do know like in China when an earthquake hit the schools, it was devestating the number of children that were lost there," Courtney said. "We do have this responsiblity to the children to try and get the schools to the point they can take this kind of hit."
Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, is sitting behind the wheel of AT&T's texting and driving simulator, and he's trying use a cell phone while driving.