Environmental Groups Ask Kitzhaber to Toss Oregon-Only Columbia River Crossing Plans

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Eleven environmental groups sent a letter to Gov. John Kitzhaber today, pleading with the governor to abandon his plans for an Oregon-only Columbia River Crossing project.The groups, including 1000 Friends of Oregon and the Coalition for a Livable Future, say the "scaled-down" $2.75 billion project—backed only by Oregon coffers—"remains bad public policy for Oregon and the Portland-Vancouver region." ...   More
 
Friday, September 6, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Bills Take Aim at Land Use Advocates

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 Early in the legislative session many bills filed that may never get a hearing or may languish in committee. This year, as in sessions past, Oregon property rights advocates are taking aim at the process around land use decisions. With unemployment remaining stubbornly high and "economic development" the buzzwords of even the most left-leaning lawmaker, there may be more interest than in recent ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 by Nigel Jaquiss

1000 Friends of Oregon "Betrayed" by Former Employee's Alleged Theft


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Charlie Swindells, the board president for 1000 Friends of Oregon, sent an unwelcome holiday message [PDF] to supporters of the venerable land-use group earlier this month. "Last month," Swindells wrote in a letter dated Nov. 30 but mailed two weeks later, "we discovered that a former staff member betrayed our trust and took money from our organization. Our financial reports were altered so ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Robert Liberty Resigning from Metro; Successor Could Be Bob Stacey


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Metro Councilor Robert Liberty announced his resignation from the Metro Council today. Liberty, a former director of the land-use group 1000 Friends of Oregon, first won election to Metro in 2004, representing District 6, which covers parts of Northeast, Southeast and Southwest Portland. Liberty, who earned his law degree at Harvard, is returning to the University of Oregon, where he studied ...   More
 
Monday, January 3, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Suspect in Alleged 1000 Friends of Oregon Theft Has Prior Felony Convictions


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Just before Christmas, WW reported that 1000 Friends of Oregon is dealing with the alleged theft of a substantial sum of money. Multiple sources familiar with the case have identified the suspect at the 35-year-old land use group as its former development director, Lori A. Meadows. As 1000 Friends' development director, Meadows was responsible for raising money for the non-profit, which in ...   More
 
Thursday, January 6, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

1000 Friends of Oregon “Betrayed” by Former Employee’s Alleged Theft


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 Charlie Swindells, the board president for 1000 Friends of Oregon, sent an unwelcome holiday message [PDF] to supporters of the venerable land-use group earlier this month.“Last month,” Swindells wrote in a letter dated Nov. 30 but mailed two weeks later, “we discovered that a former staff member betrayed our trust and took money from our organization. Our financial ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

1000 Friends of Oregon “Betrayed” by Former Employee’s Alleged Theft


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 Charlie Swindells, the board president for 1000 Friends of Oregon, sent an unwelcome holiday message [PDF] to supporters of the venerable land-use group earlier this month.“Last month,” Swindells wrote in a letter dated Nov. 30 but mailed two weeks later, “we discovered that a former staff member betrayed our trust and took money from our organization. Our financial ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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