Two Oregon congressmen—divided over free trade—disagree about what a Trans-Pacific deal would mean.
President Barack Obama jetted to Portland
last week to use the city and the world headquarters of Nike as
backdrops in his push for a sweeping new free-trade agreement with 11
Pacific Rim coun
Food Reviews & Stories
Every year, bow-tied U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer
sends fruitcake to friends, family and favored local news outlets. This
year, there was a twist. Local ice-cream monolith Salt & Straw m
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenaeur (D-Ore.) has asked federal officials to look into whether taxpayer money was improperly used to organize an anti-drug tour scheduled to roll out across Oregon just as voters will cast ballots on Measure 91, which would legalize marijuana in the state.Blumenauer on Friday sent a letter to the top officials at the federal Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Substance ...
An international conference on best cannabis business practices will come just in time for entrepreneurs who expect Oregon to follow Washington and Colorado in legalizing recreational marijuana use this November.The International Cannabis Business Conference will be held September 13-14 at the Oregon Convention Center. U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Portland) will talk about how the ...
Companies expected to pay for a Superfund cleanup of the Portland Harbor have $125,500 less to worry about.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off from fining those companies for dragging their feet on reporting the risk people face by eating contaminated Willamette River fish.The EPA on Monday told the companies it is suspending the fines it began issuing last summer—on the condition ...
Rep. Earl Blumenauer wants to cut Willamette Superfund costs. His wife works for a company paying the bills.
For more than a decade, the federal government has been
demanding that companies along the Willamette River clean up their mess
in the Portland Harbor.
And no one has been more adamant about get
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 Committee meeting on Wednesday, Blumenauer grilled U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the defense department's role in making the Portland Harbor a toxic ...
If Oregon is so solidly blue, why should a Portlander bother voting this year?
Oregon is a die-hard blue state—and anyway, since the
conventions, Obama’s been running away with the election. So, as a
Portlander, why should I bother voting? —Derpa the Sherpa
Ex-Attorney General John Kroger
has left for Reed College, but his legacy at the Oregon Department of
Justice continues. On July 2, the Harrang Long Gary Rudnick law firm
sent the state a $431,0