Aging Pipes And Sewers Vs. Tax on Soda and Soap


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Here's a question: Would you pay a tax on soda, soap and toilet paper if you knew the money would go toward fixing "corroded pipes and overburdened sewer systems" nationwide? We ask because U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is co-sponsoring a bill that would create an infrastructure fund to tackle those repairs. And the funding mechanism that Blumenauer and other sponsors want to tap in what ...   More
 
Thursday, July 16, 2009 HANK STERN

They're Not The Widmers. But They Oppose LT2, Too.


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The Widmer Brothers are not the only businessmen in Portland criticizing a rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that will require costly upgrades to Portland's drinking-water system. Some of the city's commercial launderers -- the businesses that clean the tablecloths, napkins, hotel-room sheets, uniforms, bath towels and bar towels that Portlanders and their visitors use daily ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

While Portlanders Are Thinking About Water Safety ...


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Water has been on Portlanders' minds almost as much as it's been in their mouths lately since last weekend's E. coli scare on the west side of town. And Tyesha Snow, a Portland resident, thought this might be a “good opportunity to see if Portland residents could take this fleeting moment of understanding and raise some money to get safe water to people who need it.” To back up her ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 Ari Phillips

Can’t Buy Plastic Water Bottles at University of Portland Anymore


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Remember the good old days when you could buy plastic water bottles on campus? Well, no more at University of Portland starting on Feb. 1. UP will join about 20 schools “not selling or using” disposable plastic water bottles, with school officials saying it's all part of being a good environmental steward. Joe Kuffner, a UP spokesman, was quick to point out that plastic water ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 Ari Phillips

Diary of an Immigrant: Thank Your Lucky Stars for Wet Concrete and the Taco Lady


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WW Presents another installment of our Australian music intern's diary of moving to Portland. Compiling this year's Best of Portland poll was a fascinating task for me. Newspapers and magazine articles about Portland always seem to focus on things like beer and bikes, but most locals seemed to have very different opinions about what makes their city great, and coming from such a very different perspective, ...   More
 
Monday, July 26, 2010 RUTH BROWN

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