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  • JASON SAYS: A chance for big Duck numbers favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - After Cal scored 45, 59 and 60 points to start the Pac-12 season, and ran up a big lead against Arizona before losing, and after Oregon's defense showed holes through five games, I thought the Bears would have a chance at a big upset on...
  • OSP: Avoid driving Highway 224 near fatal crash favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - A three-car pileup has killed one person and caused mayhem for the evening commute in Clackamas County. Oregon State Police reported Wednesday afternoon that a fatal crash has closed Highway 224 between Southeast 130th and 135th avenues in Clackamas. It is recommended that the public...
  • Poll spells potential trouble for Kitzhaber favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Survey USA: Vote switches to GOP rival among those following news about governor's fiancee. A new poll indicates potential trouble for Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, even though the same polling firm has him 13 points ahead of Republican challenger Dennis Richardson. Separate polls were conducted...
  • District settles fire claim for $9.7M favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Settlement money will be used to rebuild Woodburn High School The Woodburn School District has reached a settlement with its insurer, Property and Casualty Coverage for Education (PACE), in regard to an outstanding claim stemming from the May 2012 fire at Woodburn High School. PACE,...
  • Guilty plea entered in 2013 homicide favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Torres-Morales could receive 16 month prison sentence, pending judge's ruling A Woodburn man suspected in an August 2013 stabbing death in a parking lot near the Victorian Apartments on James Street has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Originally charged with the murder of 23-year-old...
  • Police nab reported menace; sword still missing favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Milwaukie police say that on Monday they were safely able to arrest a man who alternately welded both a knife and a sword in threatening ways. Police responded Oct. 20 at about 2:20 p.m. to the 3700 block of Monroe Street after 37-year-old Shane Anthony...
  • Chevy drives more energy efficiency projects at PSU via carbon credits favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Capitalizing on its ambitious drive to reduce carbon emissions, Portland State University will sell carbon credits to Chevrolet. The deal, brokered by Portland-based Bonneville Environmental Foundation, helps the auto giant offset its carbon emissions through a third party. PSUÂ’s Climate Action Plan calls for the...
  • Climate Change Is Kicking the Insurance Industry's Butt favicon Mother Jones (Yesterday) - In the months after Hurricane Sandy, insurance companies spooked by rising seas dropped coastal policies in droves. That could become an increasingly common story, according to the largest-ever survey of how insurance companies are dealing with climate change, released today. Global warming is increasing...
  • Woodburn teen killed by train favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Juan Robles, 13, had autism and went missing after soccer practice Tuesday night One year and one week after 13-year-old Diego Rodriguez was killed on the train tracks, another 13-year-old life has been claimed on the railroad. Juan Robles, 13, was a seventh-grader at French...
  • Did the Great Recession Create Another Generation of Waste-Haters? favicon Sustainablog (Yesterday) - Did the Great Recession, the economic downturn in 2007-08 create a generation of people who avoid food waste at almost all costs The post Did the Great Recession Create Another Generation of Waste-Haters? appeared first on Sustainablog....
  • Dramatic evacuation on Mount Saint Helens featured on Oregon Field Guide favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Some of OregonÂ’s finest spelunkers and search and rescue experts are featured in a dramatic operation at glacier caves high on Mount Saint Helens, in the season premiere of Oregon Field Guide. The popular Oregon Public Broadcasting environmental series kicks off its 26th season on...
  • Utility reforms avoid big waves favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Bureau critics are underwhelmed by panel's proposals Portlanders hoping the city will reform its much-maligned water and sewer spending may be in for some disappointment. In April, when voters were weighing a ballot initiative to wrest the Portland Water Bureau and Bureau of Environmental Services...
  • TriMet board approves labor agreement favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Union votes will be counted Friday TriMet's labor problems are one step closer to being resolved after the regional transit agency's Board of Directors unanimously approved a new collective bargaining agreement with Amalgamated Transit Union 757 at Wednesday morning's meeting. "In the big picture, this...
  • Organizations Deliver Comments to EPA from more than 700,000 Americans Who Support Clean Water favicon NRDC (Yesterday) - WASHINGTON (October 22, 2014) – More than 700,000 Americans have written to support a plan to protect streams and wetlands nationwide that are vulnerable to pollution, and today a diverse coalition of conservation organizations and clean water advocates delivered their comments to the U.S. Environmental...
  • TriMet: Labor agreement close to approval favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - TriMet's labor problems appeared one step closer to being resolved after the regional transit agency's Board of Directors seemed ready to approve a new collective bargaining agreement with Amalgamated Transit Union 757 at Wednesday morning's meeting. "In the big picture, this moves TriMet closer to...
  • Sewer director on leave during cost overrun investigation favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Critic calls for Bureau of Environmental Services Director Dean Marriott to be fired Dean Marriott, director of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services, was placed on leave this week after a city audit pointed to large cost overruns for the new employee building at the Columbia...
  • Female driver critically injured in crash favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Three people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash in Southeast Portland on Tuesday, including a women hospitalized with critical injuries. The names of the victims were not immediately released. According to police, at 4:08 p.m. on Oct. 21, East Precinct officers responded to the report...
  • Audit criticizes Portland sewer building cost increases favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade is criticizing the Bureau of Environmental Services for cost increases at its new employee building at the Columbia Wastewater Treatment Plant. The cost increased from an original estimate of $3.2 million to $11.5 million by the time the building was completed...
  • Sewer head on leave during investigation favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - The head of PortlandÂ’s Sewer Bureau is being put on administrative leave following a KOIN 6 News investigation that revealed severe cost overruns, questionable spending and a possible conflict of interest in the construction of an office building for the Bureau of Environmental Services. That...
  • On World Energy Day let's remind the EU that people want ambitious EU 2030 targets favicon Greenpeace (Yesterday) - Our ship, the Arctic Sunrise is back with a mission. After a year in Russian custody for a peaceful protest against oil drilling in the Arctic, she is now released, repaired and back in the water. Once again she will challenge reckless dirty fossil fuels...
  • Stop Going Cuckoo for Coconuts favicon Mother Jones (Yesterday) - Alison Seiffer We've entered the age of the coconut. While the lactose intolerant quaff Starbucks' new coconut milk lattes, the gluten averse are busy baking with coconut flour. The number of coconut oil products—for both cooking and skin moisturizing—grew by 800 percent between 2008...
  • Gifford named state's substitute of the year favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Joyce Gifford has been “saving the world, one rosebush at a time” as a substitute teacher for the past 17 years in Oregon City. Seeing a middle-school student throw a banana peel in the garbage, she exclaimed, “DonÂ’t do that — take it home and...
  • Audit criticizes Portland sewer bureau cost increases favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade is criticizing the Bureau of Environmental Services for cost increases at its new employee building at the Columbia Wastewater Treatment Plant. The cost increased from an original estimate of $3.2 million to $11.5 million by the time the building was completed...
  • Clackamas District Garden Clubs devoted to community service favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Before every meeting of the Clackamas District Garden Clubs, all members recite a pledge vowing to “protect and conserve the natural resources of the planet Earth and promise to promote education so we may become caretakers of our air, water, forests, land and wildlife.” ThatÂ’s...
  • Light the Night walkers honor, remember Bethany Hartung favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - The facts are stark: Bethany Hartung graduated from Clackamas High School in 2003, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the summer of 2004, and died in 2007, just two weeks short of her 22nd birthday. While she was undergoing treatment, her main resource for...
  • FRACKING REPORT: 5.4 Million Californians Now Live Within a Mile of Oil or Gas Wells, Majority are People of Color favicon NRDC (Yesterday) - LOS ANGELES (October 22, 2014) – Nearly five and a half million Californians now live within a mile of an oil or gas well, including nearly 4 million who are people of color. Approximately one-third of those living near wells, or nearly 2 million people,...
  • Man likely killed by train in Southeast Portand favicon Portland Tribune (2 days ago) - A man in his 30s was apparently hit and killed by a train in inner Southeast Portland. The name of the victim was not immediately released. According to police, the body of the man was found along railroad tracks in the area of Southeast 1st...
  • MPD investigating murder case favicon Portland Tribune (2 days ago) - Milwaukie police said Tuesday that a man was killed Monday at an apartment complex at Southeast 22nd Avenue and Bluebird Street. Police spokesman Greg Elkins added Tuesday that there is no apparent danger to the public, as the victim knew his attacker and was staying...
  • Kitzhaber to sub for Hayes in Forest Grove favicon Portland Tribune (2 days ago) - OregonÂ’s First Lady, Cylvia Hayes, had been one of the scheduled speakers at tomorrow's Grand Opening of Juniper Gardens II, an affordable, farmworker-housing community in Forest Grove. “She was just going to talk about how this fits in with their prosperity agenda,” said Karen Shawcross,...
  • Looking at what might happen early in upcoming NBA season favicon Portland Tribune (2 days ago) - Some things IÂ’ll be watching with great interest through the early going of the NBAÂ’s regular season, which begins (gasp!) next Tuesday ... Kobe BryantÂ’s return following AchillesÂ’ tendon and knee surgeries The 36-year-old Los Angeles Lakers superstar has not only 18 regular seasons of...

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