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Murmurs: Why Bother Voters When You Don't Have To?
Mayor Charlie Hales and City Commissioner Steve Novick have been shopping a plan to increase transportation taxes and fees, asking residents for their top priorities in polls and forums.
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Daily Journal of Commerce
Columbia River Crossing shutdown under way
After 14 years of work costing Oregon and Washington state nearly $200 million, officials this week began "orderly archival and closeout" of the Columbia River Crossing project.
Expanding college opportunity in Oregon: Gov. John Kitzhaber signs 2 bills to open community college doors
Portland Community College students and a few lawmakers stand behind Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber as he signs the second of two bills that aim to open college opportunity to more young Oregonians.
Hanjin decision doesn't solve Port problems: Editorial update
Hanjin Shipping Co. said Monday it will continue serving the Port of Portland, subject to quarterly reviews.
Driver card referendum: If voters reject measure, 2015 Legislature could re-pass legislation, lawmaker says
Gov. John Kitzhaber holds up a bill he signed that would grant four-year driver cards to Oregonians who cannot prove they're here legally.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Oregon Native American mascot fight may be headed to court
Gov. John Kitzhaber said he hopes the rules the Oregon Board of Education will write allowing the use of Native American mascots at public schools address the concerns of critics.
Allen Alley, former gubernatorial hopeful, won't challenge Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber
Allen Alley, a Lake Oswego Republican, told supporters he won't challenge Gov. John Kitzhaber in the 2014 election.
Daily Journal of Commerce
Columbia River Crossing dies, but other projects may rise
A flurry of bills - including many affecting construction - were passed by the Oregon Legislature on Friday as the 2014 short session wrapped up.
Moving Forward, Post-CRC
The "S-Curve" problem on the Columbia from Spencer Boomhower on Vimeo. Governor Kitzhaber has finally pulled the plug on the costly, risky Columbia River Crossing boondoggle.
Legislature passes bill on banning pot shops
The Oregon Senate voted Friday to let local governments temporarily ban medical marijuana stores.
CRC, legal aid disputes: Low moments in otherwise productive session, says Peter Courtney
Less than an hour after the frenetic 2014 legislative session shut down for good Friday, a rumpled Peter Courtney sat at his disheveled desk and talked candidly about the highs and lows of the past 33 days.
Medford Mail Tribune
Southern Oregon may endure summer drought
One pineapple express after another bringing warm rain across Oregon has helped boost reservoirs west of the Cascades and snowpacks in the northern mountains.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Initiative, compromise force SEIU's agenda
SEIU Local 49, a health care workers union, has dropped its five ballot initiatives and agreed to start a dialogue with hospitals and the Oregon Nurses Association, but the initiatives may have already done their intended job -- forcing the agenda.
Hundreds of Oregon Kids and Families Rally To Urge Gov. Kitzhaber To Stop Coal Exports
Over 500 Oregon youth and families rallied at a 'People's Hearing' on Saturday to urge Gov. Kitzhaber to stop proposed coal export projects in Oregon.
Dorchester tent show: Kitzhaber, social conservatives, pot connoisseurs get singed
Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown finds internet voting so efficient she's already declared fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber the winner of this November's gubernatorial election.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Now that the session has adjourned, here is how Oregon's biggest issues fared
After 31 days and one and a half snow days, Oregon's 2014 Legislative session came to an end at 5 p.m Friday.
Rally at Pioneer Courthouse Square against coal exports focuses on youth and families
A rally at Pioneer Courthouse Square on Saturday brought together various environmental non-profits and people of all ages to protest against coal exports in Oregon.
Damascus city attorney argues Legislature can't force city to allow deannexations
An attorney for Damascus is trying to stop Gov. John Kitzhaber from signing a bill that allows some property owners to leave the city.
Columbia River Crossing: ODOT to pull plug, bridge project is dead
The Oregon Department of Transportation announced Friday it is closing the I-5 bridge project's offices, issuing cease-work orders to its many contractors and shutting the project down entirely by May 31. The end comes after more than a decade of work and nearly $190 million worth of planning, engineering, financial and traffic forecasting and ... (more)