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Oregon OSHA cites contractor for multiple safety violations

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division fined Abhe & Svoboda Inc. $189,000 for nine safety violations — two of them willful — for exposing employees to death or serious injury as they worked on a project to restore the Ross Island Bridge in Portland, according to an announcement from the regulator’s office. 11 more words

Dept. Of Consumer And Business Services

How HOAs abuse power to impose fines

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

Another week, another report of HOA lunacy. The latest story comes from Seven Oaks Property Owners Association (SOPOA) in Wesley Chapel, Florida. 1,468 more words

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Vancouver Fire reminds of $500 cigarette disposal fine ahead of hot weekend

It could cost you $500 to smoke a single cigarette – that is, if you don’t discard it properly.

Vancouver Fire and Rescue are reminding people of the penalty with scorching temperatures expected across the region, which raises the potential for brush fires caused by lit cigarette butts. 130 more words

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Only On 2: Riverside Hands Out $1K Fines For Anyone With Fireworks

RIVERSIDE (CBS:A.com)  —   The city of Riverside is taking fireworks seriously.

They’re fining residents $1,000 if they are in possession.

CBS 2’s Crystal Cruz said authorities are hoping the fines will deter people. 242 more words

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Developer fined for Rickreall Creek pollution

State environmental regulators have fined Wilson Property Investments $12,776 for violating its stormwater permit at the Country View Estates subdivision at the end of Shetterly Drive in Dallas. 7 more words

Statesman Journal

Eternal Hills closure a call for action, says owner

The owner of Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens said the closure of the cemetery is not only an attempt to cut financial losses, but to bring attention to the way state regulators have mistreated him and his business. 43 more words

Klamath Falls Herald & News

4 Saskatchewan men fined total of $71K for illegal hunting activities

Four men have been fined a total of $71,000 for illegal hunting near the farming community of Hazlet in southwestern Saskatchewan.

Investigators determined the four were claiming to be outfitters and in October 2014 illegally shot a mule deer buck which was exported to the United States for two clients. 111 more words

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