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But the crew was finally able to get the right main landing gear fully extended after taking the plane through various aerial maneuvers while talking with Gulfstream officials.
The drama was carried live on national TV networks, with live footage from Hillsboro airport. In addition to Perez, two other executives, Perez assistant and a crew of three were on the plane.
After the plane was on the ground, Perez described maneuvers that sounded like a roller coast ride as the pilot tried to jostle the right landing gear down.
pilots unbelievable, unbelievable what they did for us, Perez told reporters at the Hillsboro airport.
told us every maneuver they were going to try, he said.
States health benefits prove more expensive
Providing health care benefits to workers in Oregon and southwest Washington costs more than the national average, according to a survey released Monday by Mercer Human Resource Consulting.
Health benefit costs are projected to rise 9 percent this year in Oregon and southwest Washington, compared with 6.1 percent nationally. The statewide figure for Washington is 8.3 percent.
One reason Oregon costs could be higher than the national average is that a fourth of the employees surveyed by the consulting firm are from the public sector, where salaries tend to be lower, but benefits packages are traditionally more generous.
an ongoing pressure point for employers, Cynthia Chilton, a consultant in the Portland, Ore., office of Mercer Health told The Oregonian. erodes the opportunity for wage increases. Press
Seattle: Union rejects hospital contract offer
Members of a union representing about 4,000 Swedish Medical Center employees have voted 80 percent to reject the hospital company and final contract offer, raising the possibility of a strike.
Cheers arose as the tally of ballots cast by about 1,900 members of Service Employees International Union Local 1199NW in the past week was announced Sunday night outside Swedish Hospital on First Hill.
Union leaders nike x pigalle had recommended rejection of the proposed contract, which would phase out a traditional defined benefit pension plan with a 401(k) type retirement investment system and for the first time require workers to pay part of their health insurance premiums, 7 percent starting in 2007.
The union represents 2,000 nurses, 1,800 service workers and more than 500 technical employees at Swedish, which bills itself as the largest hospital system in the Pacific Northwest with three hospitals, an emergency room and specialty center in nike 3m jacket Issaquah, 12 primary care clinics, a number of specialty clinics and home care service.
Olympia: Child care workers join union
About 10,000 Washington family child care providers have voted to join the Service Employees International Union, Local 925, the union said Monday.
The union, among the largest and fastest growing in the country, has 1.8 million members, and has become a major player in Olympia.
The local represents 20,000 public service workers in Washington, including University of Washington staff, school districts, local government and nonprofit organizations.
Yakima: Two held in death of teenager
The roommate of a teenager who was strangled and set on fire and the roommate boyfriend have been arrested for investigation of murder and kidnapping, police said.
A disagreement over a car apparently led to the dispute that ended in the death of Aracely Alvarez Lopez, 18, of Yakima, whose body was found bound and burned near an abandoned rock quarry southeast of Toppenish, police said Sunday.
Saturday, two people were arrested at a home in Yakima, the dead woman 25 year old roommate and the roommate 22 year old boyfriend, police Capt. Jeffrey Schneider said.
A dispute arose over a car none of the three owned, and the roommate and boyfriend bound Alvarez Lopez and held her for a time in an apartment before she was strangled Nov. 12, investigators said in a news release.
Her body was then set on fire at a remote rock quarry about five miles southeast of Toppenish, where a ranch hand found the corpse last Tuesday, according to the news nike shoes leather release.