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The Oregonian is Already Hiring New Reporters

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Three days after The Oregonian finished laying off nearly a quarter of its newsroom staff, the paper's new digital company, Oregonian Media Group, is advertising reporting jobs at the paper. Oregonian Media Group, the new company formed by The Oregonian, has begun    More
 
Monday, June 24, 2013 by AARON MESH

More Than 35 Newsroom Staff Laid Off at The Oregonian

UPDATE: Layoff list tops 90 people. Here's the letter publisher N. Christian Anderson sent employees.

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Newsroom layoffs at The Oregonian have topped 35 reporters, editors and photographers today as the paper reduces home-delivery days and cuts staff.

Among the more prominent names WW has confirmed The Oreg...   More
 
Friday, June 21, 2013 by AARON MESH

The Oregonian is Reducing Home Delivery Days, Laying Off Staff

Will move from Broadway offices, offer web edition called "MyDigitalO"

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The Oregonian confirmed this morning that the paper will reduce print delivery to three four days a week.
Publisher N. Christian Anderson III informed staff just before 10 am that the paper will continue to publish seven days a week, but will only deliver to subscribers on a limited number of days.
Clarification at 9:15 pm: The Oregonian's initial report T...   More
 
Thursday, June 20, 2013 by AARON MESH

State Dismisses City Complaint About Minority Contractor

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The state economic agency that certifies minority-owned contractors has rejected a city watchdog's complaint that asked whether a company that received a set-aside contract on a Housing Bureau project did so fraudulently.

In a letter sent to city ombudswoman Margie Sollinger this morning, the state agency    More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by AARON MESH

Mortar Combat

City officials want answers about a contractor who got $88,000 under a minority set-aside program.


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Last September, the nonprofit Blanchet House of Hospitality cut a blue ribbon to dedicate a $12.9 million, four-story homeless meal kitchen and transitional housing shelter in Old Town. The city   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 AARON MESH

New PBOT Director is Leah Treat from Chicago

UPDATE: Treat helped instate Alta Bike Share at both of her previous posts.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation has hired a new director: Leah Treat, the chief of staff in Chicago's transportation department. City Commissioner Steve Novick announced Treat's hiring this morning in an email to Portland transportation bureau staff.Treat, 42, served as chief of staff to Chicago transportation commissioner Gabe Klein starting in 2010. Before that,...   More
 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by AARON MESH

Occupy Mount Tabor Will March on City Hall This Wednesday

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The reservoir rebellion is descending on City Hall.

Oreganizers of the Occupy Mount Tabor camping protest will hold a kickoff march at Portland City Hall at 10 am this Wednesday, June 19, demanding the city resume efforts to keep open-air drinking-water reservoirs in Washington Park and on Mount Tabor.

"The City of Portland has given up trying to get a waiver for our ...   More
 
Monday, June 17, 2013 by AARON MESH

Blumenauer Demands Defense Department Clean Up the Willamette River — VIDEO

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As negotiations over the Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup slog along, U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) keeps pushing for more money from what he says is one of the Williamette River's bigger polluters: the Pentagon.

At a House Budget Comm...   More
 
Friday, June 14, 2013 by AARON MESH

The Oregonian Takes Big Step That Hints the End of Daily Publishing is Coming

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There are new signs that the owners of The Oregonian are moving forward with plans to end daily publication of the state's biggest newspaper.On May 17, the Oregonian Publishing Co. filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for protection of a new brand name: Oregonian Media Group.For the employees of the state's biggest newspaper—and anyone con...   More
 
Friday, June 14, 2013 by AARON MESH

Why a Seattle Man Got Killed Dribbling a Soccer Ball on the Oregon Coast

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When news broke last month that a Seattle Sounders fan was killed by a truck outside Lincoln City, Oregon, while dribbling a soccer ball on the shoulder of Highway 101—on the first and only leg of a...   More
 
Thursday, June 13, 2013 by AARON MESH
 

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