The City of Portland has been a minor
player in the proposed $3.5 billion Columbia River Crossing—with its
wide freeway bridges and light rail to Vancouver, Wash. But the
mega-project will pro
Mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith
has released a 1994 settlement agreement that got him off the hook for a
misdemeanor assault charge. Smith, then a University of Oregon student,
injured a woman
Last week, proponents of the $3.5 billion Columbia River Crossing project told a legislative oversight committee that the project is aiming at applying for a $850 million of federal money, from a transportation called New Starts, to cover much of the cost of the light rail portion of the project. In the presentation to lawmakers, they made a few things clear. First, to apply for the federal money, ...
on the hook for cleaning up the Portland Harbor Superfund site are
facing civil penalties. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the companies used “incorrect or misleading inf
Seattle’s experience shows the CRC’s projections are flimsier than ever.
It’s human nature: Start charging people for something they’ve been getting for free, and many won’t want it anymore.
Take, for example, a
new toll for a bridge. In the Seattle area, one out
The fate of the proposed $3.5 billion Columbia River Crossing might come down to Clark County voters in November.C-Tran, Clark County's transit system, is considering a 0.1 percentage sales tax increase, which would generate $4.5 million a year to pay for operations and maintenance of the light rail line that would cross the proposed bridge.On Monday, the idea got a big push from the Vancouver ...
CRC backers claim the $3.5 billion project is “downsizing.” That’s not true—not even close.
Backers of the proposed $3.5 billion freeway bridge across
the Columbia River say they’ve gotten the message: The project is too
big and expensive.
That’s why Gov. John
You didn’t need a funny outfit to make news this year, but it sure helped.
All Images WW Photo IllustrationsDavid Wu’s tiger suit was the tip-off that 2011 was going to be a strange one.
The year opened with a
sitting congressman posing in a child’s orange-and-black