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C6 Tuesday, April 19, 2011 • THE BULLETIN

THE BULLETIN WEATHER FORECAST

Maps and national forecast provided by Weather Central LP ©2011.

TODAY, APRIL 19

WEDNESDAY

Today: Mostly sunny and cool.

Ben Burkel

Bob Shaw

FORECASTS: LOCAL

HIGH

LOW

51

20

STATE Western Ruggs

Condon

Maupin

Government Camp

52/32

47/30

56/33

39/21

Willowdale

Warm Springs

Marion Forks

54/24

47/17

Mitchell

Madras

Camp Sherman 46/17 Redmond Prineville 51/20 Cascadia 49/21 50/21 Sisters 49/19 Bend Post 51/20

48/19

39/8

Vancouver 51/39

47/17

57/32

Burns

46/17

 Elko

Redding 72/48

50/19

Silver Lake

46/14



Reno

67/44

San Francisco

Partly cloudy.



62/49

Crater Lake

44/26

51/31



51/26

43/26

51/35

Idaho Falls

Christmas Valley

Chemult

Helena

Boise

51/20

61/36

50/18

42/10



Bend

Grants Pass

Eastern

Hampton Fort Rock

45/22

Eugene

49/18

Crescent

Missoula

56/37

Mostly sunny and dry.

48/16

City

53/40

Portland

Salt Lake City 53/40

40/22

Moon phases Last

New

April 24 May 2

Yesterday Hi/Lo/Pcp

Tuesday Hi/Lo/W

HIGH

SATURDAY

Partly cloudy to mostly sunny and much LOW warmer.

58 25

PLANET WATCH

First

Full

May 10 May 17

OREGON CITIES

Calgary

Seattle

43/17

La Pine 46/15

BEND ALMANAC Sunrise today . . . . . . 6:16 a.m. Sunset today . . . . . . 7:54 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow . . 6:14 a.m. Sunset tomorrow. . . 7:55 p.m. Moonrise today . . . 10:33 p.m. Moonset today . . . . 6:56 a.m.

LOW

50 18

SUN AND MOON SCHEDULE

Paulina

Brothers

Sunriver

HIGH

NORTHWEST Yesterday’s regional extremes • 58° Brookings • 25° Meacham

FRIDAY Partly cloudy and cool.

Sunny in the far southwest, cloudy to the north and east. Showers scattered to the north.

Central

47/18

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showLOW ers.

55 20

38/19

52/16

Crescent Lake

HIGH

49/22

52/23

Oakridge Elk Lake

Sunny with calm conditions.

53/25

Tonight: Mostly clear and very cold.

THURSDAY

TEMPERATURE

Astoria . . . . . . . .52/33/trace . . . . . . 52/35/c. . . . . . 52/36/pc Baker City . . . . . . 47/26/0.00 . . . . . 47/26/pc. . . . . . 52/29/rs Brookings . . . . . . 58/43/0.30 . . . . . 58/42/pc. . . . . . 53/41/sh Burns. . . . . . . . . .48/34/trace . . . . . 50/29/pc. . . . . . 52/27/rs Eugene . . . . . . . . 56/33/0.00 . . . . . . 57/32/s. . . . . . 57/33/pc Klamath Falls . . . 50/38/0.01 . . . . . . 56/31/s. . . . . . 50/31/sh Lakeview. . . . . . . 54/37/0.01 . . . . . 50/31/pc. . . . . . 46/30/rs La Pine . . . . . . . . 45/31/0.00 . . . . . . 52/16/s. . . . . . 48/26/sn Medford . . . . . . . 57/43/0.44 . . . . . . 61/38/s. . . . . . 60/39/sh Newport . . . . . . . 50/32/0.00 . . . . . . 50/35/s. . . . . . 50/38/pc North Bend . . . . . 52/39/0.00 . . . . . . 52/39/s. . . . . . 51/39/pc Ontario . . . . . . . . 56/43/0.00 . . . . . . 54/34/s. . . . . . 57/37/sh Pendleton . . . . . . 50/30/0.00 . . . . . 54/33/pc. . . . . . 59/38/pc Portland . . . . . . . 54/34/0.00 . . . . . 56/37/pc. . . . . . 54/37/pc Prineville . . . . . . . 45/31/0.00 . . . . . . 49/21/s. . . . . . . 54/28/c Redmond. . . . . . . 49/30/0.00 . . . . . . 51/22/s. . . . . . . 55/28/c Roseburg. . . . . . . 57/40/0.14 . . . . . 59/36/pc. . . . . . 57/36/pc Salem . . . . . . . . . 55/33/0.02 . . . . . . 55/34/s. . . . . . 56/35/pc Sisters . . . . . . . . . 45/26/0.00 . . . . . . 49/19/s. . . . . . 52/26/pc The Dalles . . . . . . 57/38/0.00 . . . . . 55/36/pc. . . . . . 60/37/pc

LOW 0

MEDIUM 2

4

HIGH 6

LOW

59 34

PRECIPITATION

SKI REPORT

The higher the UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. Index is for solar at noon.

5

HIGH

Yesterday’s weather through 4 p.m. in Bend High/Low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45/32 24 hours ending 4 p.m.. . . . . . . . 0.00” Record high . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 in 1934 Month to date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.19” Record low. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 in 1972 Average month to date. . . . . . . . 0.39” Average high . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Year to date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.95” Average low. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Average year to date. . . . . . . . . . 4.20” Barometric pressure at 4 p.m.. . . 29.95 Record 24 hours . . . . . . . 0.26 in 2000 *Melted liquid equivalent

Tomorrow Rise Set Mercury . . . . . .5:40 a.m. . . . . . .6:21 p.m. Venus . . . . . . . .5:15 a.m. . . . . . .5:09 p.m. Mars. . . . . . . . .5:44 a.m. . . . . . .6:28 p.m. Jupiter. . . . . . . .5:57 a.m. . . . . . .6:55 p.m. Saturn. . . . . . . .6:07 p.m. . . . . . .5:56 a.m. Uranus . . . . . . .5:17 a.m. . . . . . .5:24 p.m.

ULTRAVIOLET INDEX Wed. Hi/Lo/W

Mostly cloudy, chance of rain showers, mild.

V.HIGH 8

10

ROAD CONDITIONS Snow level and road conditions representing conditions at 5 p.m. yesterday. Key: T.T. = Traction Tires. Pass Conditions I-5 at Siskiyou Summit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No restrictions I-84 at Cabbage Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No report Hwy. 20 at Santiam Pass . . . . . . . Carry chains or T. Tires Hwy. 26 at Government Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . No report Hwy. 26 at Ochoco Divide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No report Hwy. 58 at Willamette Pass . . . . . . . . . . . No restrictions Hwy. 138 at Diamond Lake . . . . . Carry chains or T. Tires Hwy. 242 at McKenzie Pass . . . . . . . . .Closed for season For up-to-minute conditions turn to: www.tripcheck.com or call 511

Ski report from around the state, representing conditions at 5 p.m. yesterday: Snow accumulation in inches Ski area Last 24 hours Base Depth Anthony Lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . no report Hoodoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . no report Mt. Ashland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . no report Mt. Bachelor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . . 150-175 Mt. Hood Meadows . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . . . . . 147 Mt. Hood Ski Bowl . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . . . . 85-95 Timberline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . 195 Warner Canyon . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . no report Willamette Pass . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . no report Aspen, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 Mammoth Mtn., California . . . . 1 Park City, Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 Squaw Valley, California . . . . .2-3 Sun Valley, Idaho. . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 Taos, New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 Vail, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

. . . no report . . . . 165-270 . . . no report . . . . . . . 225 . . . . . . 46-86 . . . no report . . . . . . . . 77

For links to the latest ski conditions visit: www.skicentral.com/oregon.html

Legend:W-weather, Pcp-precipitation, s-sun, pc-partial clouds, c-clouds, h-haze, sh-showers, r-rain, t-thunderstorms, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice, rs-rain-snow mix, w-wind, f-fog, dr-drizzle, tr-trace

TRAVELERS’ FORECAST NATIONAL

NATIONAL WEATHER SYSTEMS Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are high for the day.

S

S

S

S

S

S

Vancouver 51/39

Yesterday’s U.S. extremes (in the 48 contiguous states):

Boise 51/35

• 10° Grand Marais, Minn.

Honolulu 85/70

Saskatoon 45/23

Billings 40/27

Portland 56/37

Laredo, Texas

Scottsbluff, Neb.

Calgary 38/19

S

Seattle 53/40

• 103°

• 0.83”

S

San Francisco 62/49

Salt Lake City 53/40

Tribal cops Continued from C1 In a letter to his senator, Multnomah County Sheriff Daniel Staton argued the bill “would create a confusing and potentially dangerous double standard and would have negative impact on communication and cooperation between state and tribal law enforcement agencies.” Washington County Sheriff Rob Gordon wrote a similar note to lawmakers. Though he doesn’t work near a reservation, Gordon objects to the bill because it “will make tribal police the most powerful police in the State of Oregon, allowing them to enforce Oregon Law both on and off the reservation — but State, County and Municipal Officers will not (have) authority over Tribal members on their lands.” Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli, R-John Day, said he doesn’t believe that tribal cops would become “super cops.” But the fact that the Sheriffs’ Association is so opposed to the idea has convinced him the bill should head back to committee for more work. “You can’t have a bill as complicated as this and have all 36 county sheriffs against it. That’s not the heart of compromise,” he said. Locally, Warm Springs Indian Reservation officials have been strong supporters of the bill. In fact, tribal officials, including the Warm Springs Police Chief Delvis Heath, have traveled to Salem this session to advocate in person. From their perspective, the bill would make all Oregonians safer. At at time when public safety resources are scarce, they argue, tribal officers should be able to arrest people committing crimes, whether they’re on the reservation or off it. Tribal officials were pleased recently when the Oregon Supreme Court ruled tribal police officers could make arrests off the reservation when they’re in hot pursuit. In 2005, a Warm Springs officer started pursuing a car on U.S. Highway 26 on the reservation. But he wasn’t able to make the arrest until the suspect had left the reservation. The driver, Thomas Kurtz, was convicted of attempting to elude a police officer and resisting arrest. But the Oregon Court of Appeals overturned Kurtz’s conviction, ruling that the Warm Springs officer was not acting as an agent of the state of Oregon and did not have authority to

S

Kansas City 57/40

Green Bay 37/32

St. Louis 85/50

Houston 88/72

Philadelphia 66/52 Washington, D. C. 74/60

Columbus 72/63 Louisville 82/69

Birmingham 84/67

Dallas 93/63

S S

Charlotte 82/61

Nashville 83/67

Little Rock 87/65

Oklahoma City 91/48

S

Halifax 52/33 Portland To ronto 49/38 44/38 Boston Detroit Buffalo New York 49/41 44/42 59/48 43/40

Des Moines 47/34 Chicago 42/38 Omaha 44/34

Cheyenne 52/28

S

Quebec 47/30

Thunder Bay 41/24

St. Paul 44/31

Chihuahua 92/55

Juneau 47/31

Winnipeg 43/28

S

Bismarck 36/29

Denver 58/31

La Paz 90/59

S

Rapid City 38/25

Las Vegas Albuquerque 84/62 Los Angeles 76/47 63/54 Phoenix 88/66 Tijuana 65/53

Anchorage 52/32

S

New Orleans 85/72

Monterrey 101/70 Mazatlan 82/58

Atlanta 82/64

Orlando 89/66 Miami 87/74

FRONTS

enforce state law. The Supreme Court overruled that decision, saying the lower court relied on a narrow definition of police officer. Opponents of SB 412 argue that allowing tribal officers to make off-reservation arrests in hot pursuit is enough. But tribal officials across the state want to know with more clarity when, exactly, their officers may issue citations, make arrests and apply for and execute search warrants. They point out that amendments to the bill address some of opponents’ key concerns, such as whether a tribal police officer may be sued. The bill would require tribal officers enforcing state law to waive sovereign immunity if they arrest nontribal members. The bill also would require all tribal officers to meet the same state training requirements as off-reservation cops. Currently, tribal officers are not required to do so, though many do anyway. One of the biggest sticking points remains the issue of reciprocity. In exchange for granting tribal officers authority to enforce the law off the reservation, nontribal law enforcement officials have asked for the authority to enforce the law on the reservation. But tribal officials oppose reciprocity, calling the matter non-negotiable. The reservation, they say, was set aside for the use of American Indians. On Monday afternoon, Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins was planning to cross-deputize two more Warm Springs police officers. Since he has been sheriff, Adkins has deputized nearly all the Warm Springs police officers who have been state-certified. As a result, these officers have the authority to act off the reservation in Jefferson County. Adkins says his office has a great working relationship with the Warm Springs Police Department. “I believe Warm Springs police officers need some type of legislation (to clarify their authority), and I also understand the concerns of the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association,” Adkins said. While Deschutes County Sheriff Larry Blanton says he, too, enjoys a good working relationship with Warm Springs officers, he does not support the bill. He said he’d be willing to reconsider, however, if the issue of reciprocity were dealt with. Lauren Dake can be reached at 541-419-8074 or at ldake@bendbulletin.com.

PERS Continued from C1 The result is expected to be forwarded to the Joint Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday. The history of the bill is complicated. When the PERS system was set up, benefits were exempt from taxation. But then a U.S. Supreme Court decision found that states have to tax federal and state employees in the same way. In 1991, to comply with the federal decision, Oregon lawmakers passed a law to tax state retirees. But a 1992 state court ruling found the new law violated state employees’ contract language that had assumed PERS

Yesterday Tuesday Wed. City Hi/Lo/Pcp Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Abilene, TX . . . . .99/68/0.01 . . .96/54/s . . 80/58/pc Akron . . . . . . . . .51/40/0.01 . . .57/53/t . . . .70/38/t Albany. . . . . . . . .56/36/0.02 . .50/42/sh . . 56/44/sh Albuquerque. . . .83/53/0.00 . 76/47/pc . . . 79/46/s Anchorage . . . . .49/28/0.00 . . .52/32/s . . . 49/33/c Atlanta . . . . . . . .74/52/0.00 . 82/64/pc . . . .82/64/t Atlantic City . . . .62/50/0.02 . . .60/50/c . . . .68/52/t Austin . . . . . . . . .95/71/0.00 . 95/71/pc . . 90/69/pc Baltimore . . . . . .73/48/0.00 . . .73/56/t . . . .78/53/t Billings. . . . . . . . .39/30/0.00 . .40/27/sn . . .48/33/rs Birmingham . . . .80/49/0.00 . 84/67/pc . . . .84/62/t Bismarck . . . . . . .32/25/0.00 . .36/29/sn . . 42/26/pc Boise . . . . . . . . . .55/40/0.13 . . .51/35/c . . 56/38/sh Boston. . . . . . . . .61/44/0.00 . .49/41/sh . . 49/47/sh Bridgeport, CT. . .60/43/0.00 . . .49/44/t . . . .52/49/t Buffalo . . . . . . . .36/30/0.13 . .43/40/sh . . . .67/35/t Burlington, VT. . .48/35/0.00 . 50/36/pc . . 47/39/sh Caribou, ME . . . .44/33/0.01 . 43/24/pc . . 42/30/sh Charleston, SC . .79/47/0.00 . 83/60/pc . . 84/64/pc Charlotte. . . . . . .79/47/0.00 . 82/61/pc . . . .84/61/t Chattanooga. . . .79/46/0.00 . 83/64/pc . . . .81/58/t Cheyenne . . . . . .45/39/0.04 . . .52/28/c . . . 52/33/c Chicago. . . . . . . .41/32/0.47 . .42/38/sh . . 47/34/sh Cincinnati . . . . . .73/51/0.00 . . .77/63/t . . . .69/43/t Cleveland . . . . . .42/37/0.11 . . .54/51/t . . . .65/38/t Colorado Springs 74/48/0.00 . .59/31/sh . . 54/34/pc Columbia, MO . .66/46/0.00 . . .78/44/t . . 58/39/pc Columbia, SC . . .82/46/0.00 . 89/61/pc . . . .89/63/t Columbus, GA. . .77/48/0.00 . 87/63/pc . . 85/65/pc Columbus, OH. . .73/49/0.00 . . .72/63/t . . . .69/42/t Concord, NH . . . .56/38/0.00 . .54/36/sh . . 47/43/sh Corpus Christi. . .89/72/0.00 . 91/75/pc . . 87/75/pc Dallas Ft Worth. .91/70/0.00 . . .93/63/t . . 80/68/pc Dayton . . . . . . . .71/47/0.00 . . .68/60/t . . . .65/40/t Denver. . . . . . . . .70/43/0.00 . .58/31/sh . . 58/39/pc Des Moines. . . . .46/39/0.00 . .47/34/sh . . . 51/36/c Detroit. . . . . . . . .39/32/0.20 . . .44/42/t . . . .63/34/t Duluth . . . . . . . . .37/24/0.01 . . .37/30/c . . 36/30/sn El Paso. . . . . . . . .88/67/0.00 . . .85/57/s . . . 87/57/s Fairbanks. . . . . . .42/22/0.00 . .45/18/sh . . . 41/21/c Fargo. . . . . . . . . .40/30/0.03 . . 39/31/rs . . 42/30/sn Flagstaff . . . . . . .66/41/0.00 . 62/34/pc . . 63/35/pc

Yesterday Tuesday Wed. City Hi/Lo/Pcp Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Grand Rapids . . .42/28/0.19 . .44/36/sh . . . .58/33/t Green Bay. . . . . .41/29/0.00 . . 37/32/rs . . .38/28/rs Greensboro. . . . .78/49/0.00 . 83/61/pc . . . .85/61/t Harrisburg. . . . . .63/41/0.00 . . .57/55/t . . . .78/51/t Hartford, CT . . . .62/44/0.00 . . .52/43/t . . . .54/48/t Helena. . . . . . . . .41/26/0.00 . .43/26/sn . . 52/33/pc Honolulu . . . . . . .82/71/0.01 . . .85/70/s . . . 84/71/s Houston . . . . . . .88/73/0.00 . 88/72/pc . . 89/72/pc Huntsville . . . . . .78/49/0.00 . 81/66/pc . . . .80/54/t Indianapolis . . . .71/52/0.00 . . .72/58/t . . . .61/40/t Jackson, MS . . . .82/49/0.00 . 87/69/pc . . . .85/65/t Madison, WI . . . .48/33/0.00 . . 39/33/rs . . .44/30/rs Jacksonville. . . . .81/44/0.00 . . .89/63/s . . 89/64/pc Juneau. . . . . . . . .49/27/0.00 . . .47/31/c . . 45/34/sh Kansas City. . . . .59/45/0.00 . .57/40/sh . . 58/41/pc Lansing . . . . . . . .39/28/0.09 . .44/36/sh . . . .59/33/t Las Vegas . . . . . .84/67/0.00 . . .84/62/s . . 85/58/pc Lexington . . . . . .73/51/0.00 . . .80/64/t . . . .72/46/t Lincoln. . . . . . . . .52/39/0.00 . .45/34/sh . . 54/38/pc Little Rock. . . . . .77/59/0.00 . . .87/65/t . . . .79/56/t Los Angeles. . . . .67/62/0.00 . . .63/54/s . . 63/53/pc Louisville . . . . . . .79/60/0.00 . . .82/69/t . . . .71/48/t Memphis. . . . . . .77/59/0.00 . . .86/69/c . . . .77/55/t Miami . . . . . . . . .87/70/0.00 . . .87/74/s . . . 86/74/s Milwaukee . . . . .40/31/0.07 . . 38/36/rs . . .43/33/rs Minneapolis . . . .50/35/0.00 . . 44/31/rs . . .39/29/rs Nashville . . . . . . .77/52/0.00 . 83/67/pc . . . .78/50/t New Orleans. . . .85/65/0.00 . 85/72/pc . . 86/70/pc New York . . . . . .63/47/0.00 . . .59/48/t . . . .60/52/t Newark, NJ . . . . .65/46/0.00 . . .58/45/t . . 62/52/sh Norfolk, VA . . . . .80/54/0.00 . 81/61/pc . . . .87/61/t Oklahoma City . .92/64/0.00 . . .91/48/t . . 68/56/pc Omaha . . . . . . . .50/40/0.00 . .44/34/sh . . 51/38/pc Orlando. . . . . . . .89/61/0.00 . . .89/66/s . . 89/66/pc Palm Springs. . . .85/64/0.00 . . .84/60/s . . 82/60/pc Peoria . . . . . . . . .49/42/0.00 . . .59/44/t . . 52/34/pc Philadelphia . . . .66/50/0.00 . . .66/52/t . . . .79/55/t Phoenix. . . . . . . .93/66/0.00 . . .88/66/s . . 90/66/pc Pittsburgh . . . . . .69/43/0.00 . . .64/59/t . . . .76/42/t Portland, ME. . . .54/39/0.00 . .49/38/sh . . 42/42/sh Providence . . . . .62/39/0.01 . . .55/43/t . . 52/48/sh Raleigh . . . . . . . .80/50/0.00 . 84/62/pc . . . .86/62/t

benefits would not be taxed. In 1995, lawmakers passed a new law that provided for reimbursing state retirees for the cost of their income taxes — but neglected to take into account that some of them might move out of state. That’s the problem that HB 2456 was intended to fix, only to run into the threat of another lawsuit. On Monday, Schaufler’s summary of the legal situation — that the state would lose such a lawsuit — came in response to a question from Rep. Jason Conger, R-Bend, who sits on the committee. After the hearing, Conger, a first-term representative, said that since taking office, he’s learned the legal obstacles to any type of PERS reform are even stiffer than he realized.

Yesterday Tuesday Wed. Yesterday Tuesday Wed. City Hi/Lo/Pcp Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/Pcp Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Rapid City . . . . . .34/31/0.35 . . 38/25/rs . . 45/32/pc Savannah . . . . . .75/45/0.00 . . .84/64/s . . 87/64/pc Reno . . . . . . . . . .61/47/0.00 . 67/44/pc . . 62/41/sh Seattle. . . . . . . . .50/37/0.00 . .53/40/sh . . 54/39/sh Richmond . . . . . .81/52/0.00 . . .82/63/c . . . .87/61/t Sioux Falls. . . . . .44/33/0.04 . . 38/32/rs . . .43/30/rs Rochester, NY . . .38/32/0.08 . .45/40/sh . . . .68/36/t Spokane . . . . . . .43/29/0.06 . .49/30/sh . . 53/34/pc Sacramento. . . . .66/54/0.00 . . .73/50/s . . 65/47/sh Springfield, MO. .74/53/0.00 . . .83/46/t . . 63/41/pc St. Louis. . . . . . . .72/59/0.00 . . .85/50/t . . 60/42/pc Tampa . . . . . . . . .86/62/0.00 . . .88/68/s . . 88/69/pc Salt Lake City . . .52/45/0.53 . . .53/40/c . . 58/42/sh Tucson. . . . . . . . .91/60/0.00 . . .86/59/s . . 88/59/pc San Antonio . . . .93/72/0.00 . 96/71/pc . . 93/71/pc Tulsa . . . . . . . . . .80/59/0.00 . . .88/47/t . . 69/52/pc San Diego . . . . . 65/60/trace . . .64/56/s . . 64/57/pc Washington, DC .74/51/0.00 . . .74/60/t . . . .81/54/t San Francisco . . .62/53/0.03 . . .62/48/s . . 59/49/sh Wichita . . . . . . . .79/54/0.00 . .60/41/sh . . 64/45/pc San Jose . . . . . . 66/56/trace . . .67/47/s . . 62/47/sh Yakima . . . . . . . .58/29/0.00 . 55/31/pc . . 58/36/pc Santa Fe . . . . . . .78/49/0.00 . 68/36/pc . . 70/38/pc Yuma. . . . . . . . . .95/68/0.00 . . .90/61/s . . 91/60/pc

INTERNATIONAL Amsterdam. . . . .66/45/0.00 . 69/47/pc . . 70/49/pc Athens. . . . . . . . .62/49/0.15 . .58/53/sh . . 60/51/sh Auckland. . . . . . .61/50/0.00 . . .67/55/s . . 69/56/pc Baghdad . . . . . . .99/68/0.00 . .100/71/s . . . .90/68/t Bangkok . . . . . . .99/82/0.00 . . .93/79/t . . . .91/78/t Beijing. . . . . . . . .70/45/0.00 . . .73/48/s . . . 80/50/s Beirut. . . . . . . . .100/72/0.00 . .74/59/sh . . . 70/57/s Berlin. . . . . . . . . .66/39/0.00 . . .68/47/s . . . 70/48/s Bogota . . . . . . . .63/52/0.03 . .65/51/sh . . . .63/52/r Budapest. . . . . . .64/34/0.00 . . .69/43/s . . . 71/46/s Buenos Aires. . . .72/41/0.00 . . .75/54/s . . 73/52/pc Cabo San Lucas .86/64/0.00 . . .88/61/s . . . 88/63/s Cairo . . . . . . . . . .99/82/0.00 . 81/64/pc . . . 77/61/s Calgary . . . . . . . .32/12/0.00 . . .38/19/s . . . 41/23/s Cancun . . . . . . . .86/70/0.00 . 84/75/pc . . 85/73/pc Dublin . . . . . . . . .61/39/0.00 . 63/43/pc . . . 61/46/c Edinburgh . . . . . .57/39/0.00 . .61/45/sh . . 60/46/pc Geneva . . . . . . . .70/37/0.00 . . .74/49/s . . 71/48/sh Harare . . . . . . . . .77/59/0.00 . 80/58/pc . . 79/59/pc Hong Kong . . . . .82/73/0.00 . . .80/70/s . . . 73/66/s Istanbul. . . . . . . .50/45/1.32 . .53/45/sh . . 54/45/sh Jerusalem . . . . . .99/61/0.00 . 74/51/pc . . . 65/46/s Johannesburg . . .57/52/0.00 . . .65/51/t . . . .63/52/t Lima . . . . . . . . . .75/64/0.00 . 72/63/pc . . 73/64/pc Lisbon . . . . . . . . .73/59/0.00 . . .71/60/t . . . .73/59/t London . . . . . . . .66/45/0.00 . . .71/50/s . . . 72/50/s Madrid . . . . . . . .73/43/0.00 . .70/50/sh . . 74/49/pc Manila. . . . . . . . .90/79/0.00 . . .88/76/t . . . .88/75/t

“The court has boxed the Legislature in,” he said. Other ideas for PERS reforms this session included a new tier of decreased benefits for future employees and eliminating the 6 percent “pickup” — referring to the employees’ contribution of 6 percent of payroll the state has decided to contribute on their behalf. In the House of Representatives, all those bills have to go through the Business and Labor Committee, where one co-chairman, Schaufler, is a dedicated union ally. The agenda of the committee is set by agreement between the two co-chairmen. The other Business and Labor co-chairman, Rep. Bill Kennemer, R-Oregon City, said consensus on a controversial topic

Mecca . . . . . . . .102/82/0.00 103/81/pc . 104/79/pc Mexico City. . . . .77/52/0.95 . . .82/53/t . . 84/54/pc Montreal. . . . . . .41/36/0.00 . . .47/32/s . . . .46/41/r Moscow . . . . . . .54/36/0.04 . .44/34/sh . . . 48/33/s Nairobi . . . . . . . .77/63/0.00 . . .80/60/t . . . .81/62/t Nassau . . . . . . . .86/70/0.00 . . .86/71/s . . . 86/72/s New Delhi. . . . . .91/68/0.00 . . .94/72/s . . . 94/70/s Osaka . . . . . . . . .72/54/0.35 . .60/47/sh . . 59/44/pc Oslo. . . . . . . . . . .64/43/0.00 . 56/40/pc . . 57/40/pc Ottawa . . . . . . . .43/34/0.01 . . .48/33/s . . . .53/44/r Paris. . . . . . . . . . .72/45/0.00 . 74/48/pc . . . 74/50/s Rio de Janeiro. . .90/77/0.00 . . .85/73/t . . . .84/73/t Rome. . . . . . . . . .66/45/0.00 . . .70/47/s . . . 73/48/s Santiago . . . . . . .79/39/0.00 . . .75/47/s . . . 74/46/s Sao Paulo . . . . . .84/68/0.00 . 78/65/pc . . 80/65/pc Sapporo. . . . . . . .45/39/0.00 . .51/39/sh . . 51/35/sh Seoul . . . . . . . . . .50/41/0.00 . 58/39/pc . . 64/41/pc Shanghai. . . . . . .66/54/0.00 . . .64/47/s . . . 69/50/s Singapore . . . . . .88/77/0.00 . . .89/77/t . . . .88/76/t Stockholm. . . . . .61/36/0.00 . 59/40/pc . . 55/43/sh Sydney. . . . . . . . .73/55/0.00 . . .73/58/s . . 72/61/sh Taipei. . . . . . . . . .77/64/0.00 . . .73/60/s . . . 78/64/s Tel Aviv . . . . . . .100/72/0.00 . .75/57/sh . . . 68/52/s Tokyo. . . . . . . . . .63/54/0.00 . .64/49/sh . . 65/50/pc Toronto . . . . . . . .39/34/0.02 . . 44/38/rs . . 55/40/sh Vancouver. . . . . .52/36/0.00 . .51/39/sh . . 51/37/sh Vienna. . . . . . . . .63/34/0.00 . . .69/41/s . . . 73/46/s Warsaw. . . . . . . .64/41/0.00 . . .63/40/s . . . 66/40/s

like PERS is hard to find when the state House of Representatives is split 30-30 between the two major parties. “The 30-30 split makes it difficult to take great steps on most any issue,” he said. “This is about as big a step as we could get support (for).” Conger agreed, saying any major reforms are going to have to come from Gov. John Kitzhaber, who has made reducing the 6 percent pickup a part of ongoing negotiations with public employees. “It doesn’t appear to me that it’s going to be driven by the Legislature,” Conger added. Nick Budnick can be reached at 503-566-2839 or at nbudnick@bendbulletin.com.

Bulletin Daily Paper 04/19/11  

The Bulletin Daily print edition for Tuesday April 19, 2011

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