Associated Press Oregon Daybook for Tuesday, June 12.
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June 12. REP. SCHRADER SCHEDULE — The following events are listed on Rep. Kurt Schrader's public schedule.
—7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Congressman Schrader will be attending the City of Stayton and Marion County Commissioners Meeting to discuss local issues and meet with area officials.
Location: Covered Bridge Cafe, 510 North 3rd Street, Stayton, OR
—9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Congressman Schrader will taking a tour of Mastercraft Furniture's new manufacturing plant in Stayton. Mastercraft furniture manufactures upholstered furniture in the Pacific Northwest and recently relocated its Wilsonville facility to Stayton. The company plans to add up to 100 employees to its current workforce in the near future.
Location: Mastercraft Furniture, 1620 Wilco Road, Stayton, OR
—10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Congressman Schrader will be visiting with small business owners in Stayton on a downtown walking tour. As a member of the House Committee on Small Business, and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Finance & Tax, Congressman Schrader is focused on increasing lending opportunities to small businesses.
—12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Congressman Schrader will be speaking at the Detroit Lakes Recreation Area Business Association luncheon about his work in Washington.
Location: Korner Post Restaurant, 100 Detroit Avenue, Detroit, OR
—1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Congressman Schrader will be touring the Idanha Post Office with Postmaster Teresa Madsen and will be discussing some of the issues facing the United States Postal Service and rural post offices. Idanha is currently on the United States Postal Service's Modified Network Consolidation Plan for reduced hours.
Location: Idanha Post Office, 103 Highway 22, Idanha, OR
Contacts: Cody Tucker, (202) 225-5711
June 12. 10 a.m. UNEMPLOYMENT RATE-PRESSER — The Oregon statewide unemployment rate for May 2012 will be released. The Oregon Employment Department will hold a press conference.
Location: Oregon Employment Department Central Office, 875 Union Street NE, Salem
Contacts: Craig Spivey, 503-947-1303, Craig.c.spivey(at)state.or.us
June 12. 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. U OF O-PRESIDENT CANDIDATE — The finalist candidate for the new president of the University of Oregon, Michael R. Gottfredson, was announced today by George Pernsteiner, chancellor of the Oregon University System. Dr. Gottfredson is currently executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of California, Irvine, and professor of criminology, law and society. He will meet with campus officials and community leaders, and hold a forum for students, faculty and staff during his visit to Eugene. A media availability opportunity for brief one-on-one interviews is scheduled.
Location: Ford Alumni Center interpretative center (lobby), 1720 E. 13th Ave.
Contacts: Phil Weiler, 541-346-3873/ pweiler(at)uoregon.edu; Julie Brown, 541-346-3185/ julbrown(at)uoregon.edu
June 12. 12:15 pm ET/9:15 am PT. MERKLEY PRESS CALL — Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, lead sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), will hold a conference call with reporters immediately following Tuesday's ENDA hearing in the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Please RSVP if you are going to cover this event.
Call-in information: Call-in Number: 202-228-2663 OR 866-909-2663 (toll free); Passcode: 0573975
Contacts: Jamal Raad, jamal_raad(at)merkley.senate.gov / 202-224-7890
June 12. 7 p.m. EARTHQUAKE-WALKING TOUR — The Portland Earthquake Project will host a free walking tour for the public in Portland's Old Town. During the tour, experts in the fields of engineering and geology will describe seismic challenges and successes at four different sites.
Location: Mercy Corps Action Center - 28 SW First Avenue, Portland
Contacts: Karen Barnett, (510) 847-6445