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Editor & Publisher: ‘Oregonian’ Distributes ‘Muslim Terror’ DVD — After Mayor Asks It to Refrain

September 30, 2008

By E&P Staff Published: September 28, 2008 9:30 PM ET NEW YORK The Oregonian today distributed to its Portland area subscribers, as paid advertising, the controversial DVD titled “Obsession” that raises alarms about the threat of radical Islam. It joined at least 75 other newspapers across the country in doing so — despite a plea […]

Daily Journal of Commerce: Spreading ideals of new urbanism

September 30, 2008

The Congress for the New Urbanism prepares to open a Cascadia chapter, including a branch in Portland POSTED: 04:00 AM PDT Tuesday, September 30, 2008 BY TYLER GRAF It’s become clear that the Pacific Northwest is leading the way in sustainable building design and urban planning in the U.S. Now an advocacy and education organization, […]

Daily Journal of Commerce: Oregon cities join program to help boost downtowns

September 30, 2008

Ten Oregon cities have been invited to participate in the Oregon Main Street Program, part of a national program that works to design, promote and economically restructure downtown commercial districts. The three-level program is administered by the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department. The program levels include Exploring Downtown, Performing Main Street and Transforming Downtown, […]

OregonLive: Oregon’s Hispanic population bucks national trend

September 25, 2008

by The Associated Press Wednesday September 24, 2008, 9:31 AM SALEM — The number of immigrants entering the United States is down nationally, but that isn’t reflected in the Salem area, the heart of Oregon’s Hispanic community. Salem’s foreign-born population rose 11.9 percent last year but still is lower than it was three years ago, […]

OregonLive: TriMet nearly triples rail bridge engineering contract

September 25, 2008

by Dylan Rivera, The Oregonian Wednesday September 24, 2008, 5:47 PM The TriMet board nearly tripled its spending on an engineering study for aWillamette River bridge for a light rail extension to Milwaukie. The board approved spending $509,000 to bore on the floor of the river, an expense that it could have been delayed until later in […]

OregonLive: Effigy of Obama alarms George Fox campus

September 25, 2008

by Suzanne Pardington, The Oregonian  Wednesday September 24, 2008, 9:25 PM Motoya Nakamura/The OregonianGeorge Fox university freshman Annie Catandella (left) hugs Thalia Delgado, a freshman Act Six scholar, in a show of support Wednesday at George Fox University in Newberg.   NEWBERG — Students and campus leaders atGeorge Fox University denounced the hanging of a life-size […]

Daily Journal of Commerce: 650-foot tower coming to Waterfront Park?

September 18, 2008

  MulvannyG2 Architecture has designed building to serve as model of wind, solar energy generation POSTED: 04:00 AM PDT Tuesday, September 16, 2008 BY NATHALIE WEINSTEIN Though rejected by Portland Parks & Recreation during a request for proposals for the redevelopment of the old Portland Visitors Information Center, a proposal to construct a 650-foot-tall waterfront observation […]

Daily Journal of Commerce: Corvallis transit agency partners with Philomath

September 18, 2008

POSTED: 04:00 AM PDT Thursday, September 18, 2008 BY DJC STAFF Bucking the trend of city transit agencies reducing service due to rising fuel and service costs, the Corvallis Transit System has announced that it will expand its service beginning Sept. 22. Corvallis city council recently added $180,000 to its transit budget, allowing the transit […]

OregonLive: Violent crime up in Oregon

September 15, 2008

  by The Oregonian Monday September 15, 2008, 11:22 AM The violent crime went up 2.6 percent in Oregon in 2007, the largest increase since Measure 11’s mandatory minimum sentences went into effect in 1995. Nationally, the violent rate crime dropped 1.4 percent. Oregon’s property crime rate dropped 4 percent and has dropped a total […]

KTVZ: Russian judges visit Oregon

September 15, 2008

Associated Press – September 14, 2008 4:05 PM ET PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A group of Russian judges is visiting Oregon to learn about the state juvenile justice system. The visit is sponsored by Open World Leadership Center, an exchange program run by Congress. The center has offered a “rule of law” judicial exchange program […]

Daily Journal of Commerce: Transportation fund gets help

September 15, 2008

Addition of $8 billion will prevent crisis, but Federal Highway Trust Fund is still likely to run dry in 2009 POSTED: 04:00 AM PDT Monday, September 15, 2008 BY TYLER GRAF The Federal Highway Trust Fund is saved. For now, that is. The United States Congress last week passed legislation shoring up an additional $8 […]

The Oregonian: African Americans are at risk; health coalition works to help

September 14, 2008

Black women are less likely to get breast cancer, but more likely to die from it Sunday, September 14, 2008 NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES The Oregonian Staff Vicki Ivory thought something might be wrong for more than a year. Her breasts were tender and she felt a lump in one. The 49-year-old would make appointments for a […]

Gazette Times: Panel kills business fee

September 12, 2008

It’s back to the drawing board for for ‘Prosperity that Fits’ plan funding By Matt Neznanski Gazette-Times reporter Faced with overwhelming opposition to a proposed fee for doing business in town, a committee charged with detailing the fee opted to scrap the plan. Over the past month, business reception for being solely responsible for funding […]

The Hillsboro Argus: MAX is 10 and still on track

September 12, 2008

Posted by The Argus September 11, 2008 18:19PM Michal Thompson / The ArgusThe Westside MAX started operations on Sept. 12, 1998. On a bright day 10 years ago, a region came together to welcome in a new era in transportation in Washington County. With the opening of the Westside MAX, Tualatin Valley residents had a choice as […]

Daily Journal of Commerce: Planners get a look at North Portland issues

September 12, 2008

Bus tour opens eyes of planners, neighborhood stakeholders and planning commissioners POSTED: 04:00 AM PDT Friday, September 12, 2008 BY TYLER GRAF As city planners work to update Portland’s Comprehensive Plan, North Portland has emerged as the hub of working-class families most often forgotten by the city; however, the Planning Bureau wants to change that, […]

Daily Journal of Commerce: Metro auditor suggests transit program changes

September 12, 2008

  Report recommends that Transit-Oriented Development program POSTED: 04:00 AM PDT Thursday, September 11, 2008 BY TYLER GRAF Metro auditor Suzanne Flynn will present her office’s suggestions for improving the transparency and oversight of the regional government’s Transit-Oriented Development program today at Metro council. The formal presentation comes after the Office of the Auditor released a […]

WHAT TYPE OF CORVALLIAN ARE YOU: Claritas’ Market Segmentation site provides insight on Corvallian traits

September 12, 2008

For The South Side (Zip Code 97333) Boomtown Singles Lower-Mid, Younger w/o Kids Affordable housing, abundant entry-level jobs, and a thriving singles scene–all have given rise to the Boomtown Singles segment in fast-growing satellite cities. Younger, single, and working-class, these residents pursue active lifestyles amid sprawling apartment complexes, bars, convenience stores, and laundromats.   Social Group:  City Centers                      The five segments in […]

Bend Bulletin: Downtown hotel debuts upscale look

September 11, 2008

| order photo Visitors and employees stand in the remodeled lobby of Phoenix Inn Suites in downtown Bend during a special event to show off the hotel’s new look Wednesday night. Rob Kerr / The Bulletin After a rocky yearlong renovation involving a lawsuit, Phoenix Inn brings higher-end lodging option to Bend By Jeff McDonald / The Bulletin Published: […]

OregonLive: Re-emergence of anti-Muslim sentiment worries Oregon family

September 11, 2008

by Nikole Hannah-Jones, The Oregonian Wednesday September 10, 2008, 9:07 PM If Zahra Baloch runs out of ground beef for the keema she plans for dinner tonight, her husband hopes she won’t run to the store and get it. Not since the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has Usman Mughal asked his […]

Statesman Journal: City imposes tax on lodging to boost tourism

September 10, 2008

  Revenue will be used to promote Oregon Garden BY DANIELLE PETERSON • APPEAL TRIBUNE September 10, 2008 In an effort to boost tourism, Silverton city officials have decided to impose a tax on local lodging. The city council approved a 9 percent Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) at its Monday meeting, which will be effective […]