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  • REMARKABLE REDUX favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Hillsboro girl, 8, returns to stage after liver transplant Braylin Soon dons her pink cowboy boots, her stuffed Kermit the Frog tucked under her arm, and canÂ’t help but wiggle as she talks about her part as a chorus member in this weekendÂ’s Northwest Youth...
  • Using truffles to restore the land favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Oregon truffle growers and harvesters are starting to realize the fungiÂ’s environmental benefits. ThereÂ’s a growing number of working examples in Oregon of the trufflesÂ’ symbiotic relationship with the land, says Charles Lefevre, truffle scientist, entrepreneur and Oregon Truffle Festival co-founder. At a former cattle...
  • Portland rakes in fame, fortune from truffles favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - From Jason French to Vitaly Paley, Tyler Malek to Kristen Murray, many of PortlandÂ’s elite chefs share one thing in common this time of year: They love cooking with Oregon truffles. “We use them in the most simple ways — with minimal heat, shaved on...
  • Offshore havens favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Conservation leaders in Oregon are eager to get the word out about OregonÂ’s new network of state marine reserves, which turns 6 years old next month and continues to expand, including two new ones added in January. Six environmental groups formed a new partnership that...
  • Legislature may change marijuana measure favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - A new Senate-House committee will consider whether to propose changes to the voter-approved ballot measure legalizing recreational use of marijuana. The committee that will look at Measure 91 will be led by Sen. Ginny Burdick, D-Portland, and Rep. Ann Lininger, D-Lake Oswego. Burdick, at 18...
  • Airport plots better ways to get to PDX - by bike favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Some people flag a taxi to Portland International Airport. Some take the MAX or get a ride from a friend. Brian Burk, an airport operations supervisor, commutes to work by bicycle, though the route can be treacherous on two wheels. “ItÂ’s like IÂ’m playing Frogger,”...
  • Author on front lines of marriage rights battle favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - As national campaign director for Freedom to Marry, Marc Solomon has been involved for more than a decade in working for marriage rights for same-sex couples. But when he was in Portland to discuss “Winning Marriage,” Solomon says his book is more than just a...
  • Affordable units you can heat with a TV favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Jeremy Brooks, a Walsh Construction superintendent on the Orchards at Orenco apartment project in Hillsboro, posted a sign in his trailer that reads “Nothing on this job is typical.” ThatÂ’s not an overstatement. When Orchards at Orenco opens in 2015, it will be the largest...
  • Conspiracy theories raised in Gable appeal favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - The 1989 murder of the Oregon Department of Corrections Director Michael Francke is the stateÂ’s version of the Kennedy assassination. Since the case officially was closed with the conviction of petty Salem criminal Frank Gable in 1991, the number of alternative suspects and conspiracy theories...
  • Can fire bureau generate money? favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Doctors wonÂ’t do house calls, but what about a firefighter trained as a paramedic? ThatÂ’s one of many innovative ideas being floated at City Hall as the Portland Fire & Rescue bureau drums up ways to earn money from its emergency medical services. “I canÂ’t...
  • Battle resumes over Clean Fuels Program favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Another showdown looms in Salem between Big Oil and environmentalists, but this time environmentalists appear to have the upper hand. Heavy lobbying last year by the Western States Petroleum Association helped stall the stateÂ’s Clean Fuels Program, which would require a 10 percent reduction in...
  • Religious yes, churchgoers no favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Overtly religious signs of the holiday season are everywhere this time of year. They include public displays of Nativity scenes and Hanukkah menorahs, performances of HandelÂ’s Messiah and gospel music, and an exhibit of the painting “Holy Family with Saint Mary Magdalen” by El Greco...
  • Pedaling to PDX is no easy feat favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - After interviewing PDX employee Brian Burk, I decided to give this real-life Frogger game a try. I started in Northeast Portland, in the Alberta Arts district. I rode down Killingsworth Street, switching between the sidewalk and bike paths. When I reached Cully Boulevard, a cycling...
  • Underdog activist makes bid for PPS school board seat favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Mike Rosen, a Portland Public Schools parent, watchdog and volunteer of 15 years, announced to the Tribune this week that heÂ’s running for the Portland School Board in May. His candidacy — plus up to three potentially new board members in other races — has...
  • With no Rolo, T-Rob comes to Blazers' rescue favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - CJ McCollum shouted over a scrum of media surrounding Thomas Robinson by his locker Wednesday night at the Moda Center. "T-Rob, you got some lotion over there?" McCollum asked his teammate. "I'm busy now, bud," Robinson cracked, then burst into laughter as everyone around...
  • Environmental groups lining up against propane terminal at Port favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Environmental groups are starting to mobilize in opposition to a planned $500 million propane terminal proposed at the Port of Portland. The Audubon Society of Portland, 350PDX and other groups are launching campaigns to block the proposal by Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corp., which hopes to...
  • Street fee opponents send out first mailer favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - A group opposed to tax increases has sent out a mailer to Portlanders demanding that the proposed street fee be placed on the ballot for voter approval. The Taxpayers Association of Oregon mailed out the two-sided mailer on Monday. Director Jason Williams would not specify...
  • Companies exposed public to asbestos fibers, DEQ says favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued two fines after a contractor hired an unlicensed asbestos abatement company for a Southeast Portland home project. DEQ, which concluded the project likely caused the release of asbestos fibers into the air, fined Classic Image Homes $9,529 for...
  • Street fee up in the air again favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - The shape and fate of the proposed Portland street fee is up in the air again after Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick said they would reconsider the personal income tax portion on Wednesday. That pushes the final vote back to Jan. 14, 2015,...
  • Remote Alaskan town is the canary in the US climate change coal mine favicon Inhabitat (Yesterday) - The town of Shishmaref, Alaska lies on an island 30 miles south of the Arctic Circle and next to the Chukchi Sea. Its residents, Native Alaskan Inupiaq people, can really see Russia from their house! However, the rapidly changing climate, which is changing faster in Alaska than...
  • New York just banned fracking! favicon Inhabitat (Yesterday) - New York just became the first state with sizable shale gas reserves in the United States to ban fracking. In a press conference on Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York cited health and safety reasons as influencing his decision to ban fracking –...
  • Governor Inslee Proposes Limits on Carbon Pollution from State’s Major Emitters; Part of Historic Commitment to Advance Clean Energy in Washington State favicon NRDC (Yesterday) - OLYMPIA, Wash. (December 17, 2014) – Governor Jay Inslee today unveiled a historic package of climate and clean energy initiatives that includes, for the first time, a firm and enforceable limit on carbon pollution from the state’s major emitters. The pollution fees generated would fund...
  • Site C: A Great Disappointment favicon BCSEA (Yesterday) - Don Hoffman December 16, 2014.  The BC Sustainable Energy Association is disappointed by the government's approval of Site C. “Before making its decision on Site C, the government should have ordered BC Hydro to update its Integrated Resource Plan and submitted it to the...
  • Police arrest third suspect in North Portland shooting favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Marquise D'Angelo Murphy, 16, arrested in Keizer following car chase The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team has arrested the third suspect in the Dec. 12 shooting at Rosemary Anderson High School. Marquise D'Angelo Murphy, 16, was arrested in Keizer late Tuesday, Dec. 16, as...
  • 4 Signs the Arctic Is Getting Baked by Climate Change favicon Mother Jones (Yesterday) - If you're looking for the ground zero of climate change, head to the Arctic. Nowhere else on Earth is changing as quickly or as dramatically; air temperatures there are rising twice as fast as at lower latitudes. In the summer of 2012, Arctic sea...
  • Arch bridge redevelopment plan approved favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Ruling was unanimous in the face of calls to delay vote In front of a crowd comprised of both critics and supporters of their vision for the redevelopment of the arch bridge-Bolton area, City Council members on Monday approved a concept plan for that long-neglected...
  • Cuomo Announces Fracking Will Not Move Forward in New York favicon NRDC (Yesterday) - NEW YORK (December 17, 2014) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced the state will not move forward with high volume hydraulic fracturing. ...
  • Redesigning Play Time: How An Engineer Creates Toys From Trash To Educate Children favicon Sustainablog (Yesterday) - Engineer Arvind Gupta thinks the trash can or recycle bin can enhance a child's play time much more than the toy or discount store The post Redesigning Play Time: How An Engineer Creates Toys From Trash To Educate Children appeared first on Sustainablog....
  • Two million meals wasted in one fishing trip favicon Greenpeace (Yesterday) - A dirty business is going on in the English Channel. Each December, in its last mammoth fishing trip of the year, a huge fleet of trawlers heads to the narrow strait to hunt down the spawning herring.Over the past few days I have been there...
  • #Cofrentes17 acquitted of nuclear protest charges favicon Greenpeace (Yesterday) - In a victory for the freedom to engage in peaceful protest, 16 activists from Greenpeace Spain, along with a freelance photojournalist – together known as the #Cofrentes17 – were yesterday acquitted by a court in Valencia of causing public disorder and injury for calling attention...

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