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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

Occupy Mount Tabor Has Some Neighborhood Association Support

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Water politics make strange bedfellows.

The news that an Occupy Portland offshoot is planning to camp in a signature park might make a neighborhood association wary—especially when it's a neighborhood association famous for doggedly protecting that park.

But one influential member of the Mount Tabor Neighborhood Association is angry enough with the city over ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by AARON MESH

Bikelash

Mia Birk takes bike share to New York—and sparks bedlam in Gotham.


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Three weeks ago, an invading fleet arrived in Manhattan. Nearly 6,000 cobalt-blue bikes appeared in gleaming silver docks. They materialized in Brooklyn, too, near co-ops and bodegas. Citizens   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 AARON MESH

Advocate Says Oregon is Third Most Likely State to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage Next

Oregon listed as "sure thing" for same-sex marriage

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Oregon is the third most likely state in the nation to be next in legalizing same-sex marriage, according to odds posted by gay news magazine The Advocate.

With 12 states and the District of Columbia already having passed same-sex marriage, Oregon is seeking to become the 13th—gay-rights group Basic Rights Oregon is seeking a ballot initiative for 2014 overturning the state...   More
 
Monday, June 10, 2013 by AARON MESH

"Occupy Mount Tabor" Begins Today

UPDATE: "Occupy Mount Tabor" no longer begins today

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UPDATE, 1:03 pm: Less than two hours after WW reported the event, the Occupy Portland calendar corrected the date of the "Occupy Mount Tabor" camping protest to Friday, July 12.
Event organizer Jesse Sponberg says Occupy Portland's calendar erroneously listed the event today. He has created a    More
 
Friday, June 7, 2013 by AARON MESH

Reporter Travels to Portland, Panhandles Profitably

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Mayor Charlie Hales has pledged to tackle the aggressive panhandling downtown by street kids known as "summer travelers." But the Oregon Legislature did him no favors last week by    More
 
Thursday, June 6, 2013 by AARON MESH

Hales Calls on City Hall to "Bring Our Fish Back"

Mayor makes ambitous environmental and river promises in UN speech

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Mayor Charlie Hales made bold pledges in a speech to delegates from the United Nations Environment Programme this morning—promising that Portland city government will reduce its carbon emissions by half in 17 years, and make bicycles the preferred mode of transportation for all trips under three miles in 10 years.

Hales also made it clear that cleaning up the toxi...   More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by AARON MESH

Assign of the Times

Mayor Charlie Hales shuffles the city bureaus—and commissioners have to deal.


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Nick Fish looked shaken. Amanda Fritz was horrified. Steve Novick told bicycle jokes in the lobby. And Dan Saltzman left early, pleased as punch. Portland’s city commissioners had just learn   More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 AARON MESH
 

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