Proposed Mega-Bridge Drifts Toward Gridlock


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The big official news recently about the proposed Columbia River Crossing bridge between Portland and Vancouver is the shaving of the price-tag from $4.2 billion to $3.6 billion. Today, the Project Sponsors Council (which includes local electeds, transit officials and Department of Transportation officials from Washington and Oregon) punted on whether to vote to approve the down-sized option. ...   More
 
Friday, December 4, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Oregon and Washington Among the Top 10 on Peace Corps Volunteer Lists


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The Northwest scored well on lists released today by the Peace Corps that detail the top states and cities for volunteers in 2009. Corvallis was #2 per capita in top volunteer-producing metropolitan areas. Oregon was in the top 5 per capita. And Washington state was among the top five volunteer producing states overall. The Peace Corps notes that its overall number of applicants has increased ...   More
 
Monday, December 7, 2009 Brittany Rogers

Governors Stiff-Arm Local Pols On CRC: "Project Can't Afford Delays"


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Last month, Portland Mayor Sam Adams, Metro Council President David Bragdon, Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt and Clark County Chair Steve Stuart wrote to the governors of Washington and Oregon asking for a meeting "as soon as scheduling will allow." Those local pols' goal? To address their concerns have about the proposed $3.6 billion Columbia River Crossing bridge project. The schedules for Oregon ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Protesters Question CRC Panel's Independence


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About a dozen demonstrators gathered today at the Portland Expo Center to protest the first meeting of a panel appointed by the governors of Washington and Oregon to review the Columbia River Crossing . Protesters, organized by Stop the CRC Coalition, handed out sheets of paper that called the panel a “rubber stamp.” The implication of course with those handouts, which were stamped ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Peter Griffin

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