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Rob Cornilles Endorsed by Major Pesticide Lobby Group


Republican congressional candidate Rob Cornilles has gladly accepted the endorsement of a group he says represents the interests of the Oregon agricultural and logging industries, both big parts of the economy in the First Congressional district he's hopes to represent.

"Forestry and agriculture are among the key parts of this district’s economy and OFS recognizes that, as a job creator,...   More
Friday, January 6, 2012 by HANNAH HOFFMAN

Making Food Deserts Bloom

Tax dollars bring healthy foods to neighborhoods without supermarkets. But can it reduce obesity?

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Muktar Abdow is terribly proud of the refrigerator and freezer at his African Mini Market on North Killingsworth Street. He shows them off with a smile and a wave of his hand that’s appropriate    More
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Library District Could Appear on November Ballot After All


Multnomah County Commission Chair Jeff Cogen drew the ire of Multnomah County Library supporters a month ago when he said he wouldn’t support a proposal to enact a special library tax on the May ballot. Instead, the county planned to ask voters to renew an existing library levy of 89 cents per $1,000 for another three years.

But at a press conference today, Cogen announced that he'd cha...   More
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 by HANNAH HOFFMAN

Poll Results Helped Convince County Chair Jeff Cogen to Oppose Bringing a Library District Measure to the 2012 Ballot


Recent public opinion polls paid for by the Library Foundation, the nonprofit that helps support the Multnomah County library system, showed that there is less than 50 percent support among voters for a measure to create a library taxing district, according to sources familiar with the numbers.

Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen told county employees last week he would oppose sending a ...   More
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by HANNAH HOFFMAN

A Clean and Safe Battle

A move to replace private patrols with park rangers tests the clout of the Portland Business Alliance.

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The City of Portland is moving to break the longtime hold a business group has on providing security patrols in downtown parks, setting up a potential struggle over public safety and big-money m   More
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Portland Business Alliance Endorses Eileen Brady for Mayor


The city's largest business group, the Portland Business Alliance, has endorsed Eileen Brady to replace Mayor Sam Adams.

J. Isaac, the chair of the PBA board of directors, said in a Tuesday press release that Brady supports the alliance’s jobs agenda and...   More
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 by HANNAH HOFFMAN

Portland Patients Have Less Time to Wait for Doctors Than Patients Elsewhere


It takes less time to get in to see a doctor in Portland than in almost any major city in the U.S., according to a recent study by Vitals.com, a website that analyzes patients’ experiences with health care.

Portland had the fifth-shortest wait time in the country at an average of 17.26 minutes, about four minutes shorter than the national average of 21 minutes.

Minneapolis, Seattle...   More
Friday, December 9, 2011 by HANNAH HOFFMAN

Portland Marathon Donates $4,000 to Help Restore Chapman and Lownsdale Squares

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The Portland Marathon donated $4,000 Wednesday to the city’s “Restore our Historic Squares Fund,” which has been set up to help cover the estimated $85,000 cost of restoring Chapman and Lownsdale squares after Occupy Portland’s eviction on Nov. 13.

The marathon is the second group that felt victimized by the Occupy Portland movement to donate money to help the city clean up after t...   More
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 by HANNAH HOFFMAN

Renter’s Hell

Portlanders pay a steep price in the nation’s toughest rental market.

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The first place Lindsay Bozanich finally found to rent this year came with fingernail clippings in the bed.  They probably belonged to the former resident of her $800 Murphy bed-equipped    More
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 HANNAH HOFFMAN

(UPDATED) Parks Bureau Proposes Closing All Park Restrooms As Part of Mandatory Cuts

While tentative, the budget cut proposal paints a nasty picture for Portland's park system.


UPDATE: The Parks Budget Advisory Committee released its slightly revised list of proposed cuts Thursday afternoon. Notable changes include moving the closure of Hillside Community Center to the 6 percent-cut scenario and the cut to parks workers into the worst-case scenario.

It’s possible that next August, when families flock to Portland’s parks to play, picnic and cool off, they may h...   More
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 by HANNAH HOFFMAN
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