Little Caesars Goes To Court Over Food Stamp Decision

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The owners of a dozen Little Caesars pizza locations are suing the federal government over a recent decision by the Portland office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to kick them out of the food stamp program.According to a lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court in Portland, local USDA Food and Nutrition Service officials granted the Little Caesars franchisees the ability to accept food ...   More
Thursday, January 12, 2012 by Corey Pein

Portland's Food Deserts

That's deserts, not desserts.


Food & Drink
The USDA has just cobbled together a ton of data on access to food around the U.S. (sadly hosted on some of the worst, slowest servers on earth). One of the tools it has created is an interactive map of "food deserts," which it defines as: "a low-income census tract where a substantial number or share of residents has low access to a supermarket or large grocery store." ---The data identifies nine ...   More
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Bringing a Little Hawaiian to the Mainland

We're not talking pineapples or marijuana here but garbage — and lots of it. A plan to bring Hawaiian garbage to the Columbia Gorge has been in the works for about four years but recently the logistics changed to include a possible stop in Portland. Here's a run-down on the situation from the publication Environmental Protection: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health ...   More
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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