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Next Year Feds Won't Pay for School Lunches Without Fruits or Veggies

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In Portland Public Schools, it’s not only curriculum and academic standards that are changing. The standards for school lunches are changing too, due to a federal mandate.

Gitta Grether-Sweeney, head of the PPS nutrition services, says next year the school district won’t get reimbursed for lunches where a child does not select at least one fruit or vegetable.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 by HANNAH HOFFMAN

Cattle Rancher Faces Jail and $300,000 Penalty After Environmental Conviction by Kroger's Office

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Attorney General John Kroger, who campaigned on a promise to put environmental polluters behind bars, has doubled his count of jailed polluters: The total is now two.Kroger's office prosecuted an 86-year-old Columbia County cattle rancher for dumping manure in Muddy Creek and South Scappoose Creek, tributaries of the Columbia River, and operating his farm without proper permits.The farmer, William...   More
 
Thursday, March 22, 2012 by HANNAH HOFFMAN

Virgin America Becomes Newest Airline to Stop at PDX

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Virgin America, the California-based airline that launched in 2007, announced today it would start offering service to Portland from San Francisco and Los Angeles in June. The company's website is already advertising tickets for $99 for people who book their flights by Friday.As part of the announcement, the company created a video advert...   More
 
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 by HANNAH HOFFMAN

City Asks Wieden+Kennedy to Figure Out How to Help Portland's Public Schools

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Wieden+Kennedy took a break recently from selling Old Spice and hanging with Clint Eastwood to sell a different kind of product: Portland's public schools.

At a Feb. 16 conference called "GOOD Ideas for Cities: Portland," put on by   More
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 by HANNAH HOFFMAN

State Champs’ Personal Fouls

Lake Oswego High School won’t say whether members of its 6A titlist football team were disciplined for racist tweets.


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At least six members of Lake Oswego High School’s 6A state champion football team targeted one of their former teammates...   More
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Grant High Investigation Leads to No Charges at Request of Victims' Parents

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The Multnomah County District Attorney's office will not prosecute any of the Grant High School junior varsity boys basketball players involved a Jan. 12 locker room assault because parents of the victims don't want to press charges.The news was first broken in an article in the Grant Magazine earlier this week in a news package dedicate...   More
 
Thursday, March 1, 2012 by HANNAH HOFFMAN

Occupiers' Hoax Fools Some, Confuses Others

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A leading Oregon health insurance company got punked Wednesday during an elaborate prank staged as part of an ongoing Occupy Portland protest against large corporations. (More coverage here and    More
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 by HANNAH HOFFMAN

Occupy Central

The Portland movement is instigating the next global protest against corporate power.


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Occupy Las Vegas is on the line.  On Feb. 29, its members will join a national day of protest against corporations...
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

City of Portland Decides to Let Public Choose Which Dog Park Gets Spruced Up

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The city’s Parks & Recreation Bureau wants to fix up one of Portland's dog parks—and it wants you to vote for which one gets the makeover.

Parks spokesman Mark Ross says the Trail Blazers and Banfield Pet Hospital are footing the $10,000 cost of the park improvements.

He says the idea for using a popularity contest—rather than the bureau deciding internally which park needs...   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 by HANNAH HOFFMAN

Another Potential Primary Opponent For Schaufler Surfaces: Updated

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After a series of run-ins with his own party, it looks like Rep. Mike Schaufler (D-Happy Valley), will generate a primary opponent for himself.

In today's print edition, former Labor Commissioner Mary Wendy Roberts says she's considering a challenge and so, WW has learn...   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 by HANNAH HOFFMAN
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