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Federal stimulus money to pay Oregon teens for parks upkeep

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Youths will get minimum wage for clearing trails and pulling weeds

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on Apr 27, 2009 at 08:21 PM
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Vancouver Making Run at “Greenest City” Title

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It seems that these days, every major city is vying for the title of the “greenest city.”  But the city of Vancouver announced today that they have taken a critical step in making this a reality, when it released a list of tangible actions and policies to guide the city towards this goal. The Greenest [...]SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Vancouver Making Run at \"Greenest City\" Title", url: ...

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on Apr 27, 2009 at 04:50 PM

Oregon's climate change bill gets a downgrade

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The latest legislative effort to require utilities, transportation and industry to meet Oregon's greenhouse gas reduction goals would let state agencies abandon the goals if they're considered not "economically feasible." From an environmental standpoint, that's a big downgrade from...

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on Apr 27, 2009 at 01:21 PM

Big Portland Harbor polluters sue 69 other companies

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The city of Portland, the Port of Portland, Chevron, Northwest Natural and six other big Portland Harbor polluters are suing 69 companies they say are also responsible for pollution in the harbor Superfund site but have stonewalled settlement talks so...

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on Apr 27, 2009 at 10:51 AM

Grant helps Oregon loggers turn to forest thinning

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A $118,000 fire mitigation grant from the U.S. Forest Service will help boost the economy in northeastern Oregon, where jobs were scarce even before the recession. Joe Hessel of the Oregon Department of Forestry told the Baker City Herald he...

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on Apr 27, 2009 at 09:21 AM

Field-burning ban may be delayed

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Oregon lawmakers have proposed delaying the cutoff date in a bill to stop Willamette Valley grass seed growers from burning their fields, but farmers say the Legislature still is headed in the wrong direction.

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on Apr 27, 2009 at 07:51 AM

Oregon water demand opens door to special interests

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One group's attempt to help Umatilla Basin farmers leads the governor to a plan of his own for a region accustomed to being ignored in Salem

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on Apr 26, 2009 at 09:21 PM

Oregon's water issues run deep

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Getting access to the valuable resource and divvying up control is becoming more contested as demand grows

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on Apr 25, 2009 at 04:51 PM

So, what's the deal with electric cars?

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The Zap Xebra plug-in was a staple at EcoMotion but proved a tough sell. The Portland green car dealership is going out of business. After more than a century of talk, electric cars are finally hitting the mainstream, politically at...

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on Apr 24, 2009 at 06:21 PM

Oregon cities have long list of tranportation projects

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Oregon's cities have a long list of street improvements they'd like to take care of quickly - if they had the money. In anticipation that federal stimulus funding may be available, the League of Oregon Cities surveyed its members regarding...

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on Apr 24, 2009 at 11:21 AM