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Oregon among top 2 states eyed by carmaker

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The other state leading in the race is either Michigan or Indiana.

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on Apr 17, 2009 at 06:21 PM

Damascus workshop focuses on "smart growth"

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As an event flyer puts it, Damascus will be the first city in Oregon to be designed before it was built. A May 7 workshop, featuring national experts on land-use, transportation and sustainable development, will explore some of the issues...

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on Apr 17, 2009 at 05:21 PM

Eastern Oregon ranchers ask for permission to kill wolves

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Eastern Oregon ranchers are pressing the Legislature for legislation to let them track and kill wolves that attack livestock. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed that wolves had killed sheep at a Baker County ranch in two attacks,...

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on Apr 17, 2009 at 03:21 PM

Metro counties on track to designate Portland growth areas

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The Portland area is edging closer to designating where it will grow over the next 40 to 50 years and which areas will remain as farms, forests or natural areas. Metro and its regional partners are in the process of...

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on Apr 17, 2009 at 07:52 AM

Portland, Multnomah County unveil 40-year climate plan

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Lawmakers propose to drastically reduce carbon emissions in the region

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on Apr 17, 2009 at 07:52 AM

Goodbye for now, green Portland

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Like golfer Jose Maria Olazabal, I wave goodbye. AP photo What follows is my final column and blog entry for PDXgreen. After eight years at The Oregonian (and nearly 15 in daily journalism), I'm off to try new things. This...

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on Apr 17, 2009 at 06:21 AM

How to tackle climate change with the neighbors

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CLICK TO ENLARGE FLYER Cities (including Portland), states (ditto for Oregon) and nations have ambitious, multi-layered plans for dealing with climate change and shrinking our collective carbon footprints. But how does one little neighborhood tackle the job? A group...

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on Apr 16, 2009 at 06:57 AM

Ban on pruning elm trees going into effect

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Randy L. Rasmussen/The Oregonian The Burrell elm on Southwest 10th Avenue was Portland's first Heritage Tree. Elm tree owners take note: No pruning will be allowed after Wednesday. The annual moritorium on pruning of the streets, in an effort...

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on Apr 14, 2009 at 05:21 PM

World environmental awards recognize Portland nonprofit

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Photo courtesy of Green EmpowermentGreen Empowerment, a Portland-based nonprofit, was recognized at the Energy Globe Awards in Prague for installing solar-powered water systems in remote communities in Nicaragua. The projects were staffed by specially trained students and faculty members from...

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on Apr 14, 2009 at 04:21 PM

U.S. has money to help Oregon owners keep land agricultural

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Landowners who want to preserve agricultural use on their property can apply for U.S.Department of Agriculture financial help from $725,000 available in Oregon. The Grassland Reserve Program is open for enrollment in Oregon for the first time since 2005....

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on Apr 14, 2009 at 02:22 PM