Oregon

March 6, 2007, 11am PST
<p>With a number of big transportation and road projects in the queue for the state, Oregon remains unsure about where it's going to get the money to build them.</p>
The Portland Tribune
February 28, 2007, 10am PST
<p>Crediting the city's 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness, officials in Portland, Oregon, have announced that the number of people sleeping on the street has declined 39 percent in the last two years.</p>
The Portland Tribune
February 27, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Can Oregon, Metro and Portland learn from the rest of the nation in their new planning efforts: Regulation and policy, alone, do not produce development.</p>
The Oregonian
February 15, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>State and federal transportation officials have voiced concerns about the feasibility of a transit plan put forward by regional transportation planners in Portland, Oregon. The two sides continue to clash.</p>
The Portland Tribune
February 13, 2007, 7am PST
<p>A new analysis on Oregon's Measure 37 reveals that many voters see mainly negative impacts of the law.</p>
Sightline Institute (formerly NEW, Northwest Environment Watch)
February 11, 2007, 5am PST
<p>Planning students at the University of Oregon have partnered with consultants to examine and offer advice on plans to redevelop a Eugene street corridor as a mixed use development. The students have also held public hearings to gather resident input.</p>
Oregon Daily Emerald
February 7, 2007, 7am PST
<p>With the expansion of light rail projects in Portland, Oregon, an inconspicuous town center may finally find an identity and truly become a center of activity.</p>
The Portland Tribune
February 2, 2007, 8am PST
<p>A city that adores public transporation hopes that a "futuristic" new public transit would make for a recognizable landmark.</p>
The New York Times
February 1, 2007, 1pm PST
To help save endangered salmon, officials are considering making costly improvements to dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon. Removing the dams would cost less than fixing them, but removal forfeits hydroelectric power production.
Los Angeles Times
February 1, 2007, 9am PST
<p>Bend, Oregon -- population 67,000 -- led the nation in home appreciation last year, and has become a symbol of the booming market in picturesque western towns.</p>
The Economist
February 1, 2007, 5am PST
<p>The land rights battle that spurred the passage of Oregon's Measure 37 may come to an end, with a county-approved expedited process that would divide 22-acres of land into 8 lots.</p>
The Portland Tribune
January 29, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>Portland, Oregon, boasts one of the most extensive uses of public transit in American cities. The addition of its newly-opened aerial tram adds to transit options, but some still feel the project is not worth the price.</p>
The New York Times
January 26, 2007, 5am PST
<p>Passage of an ordinance making it illegal to sit or lie on sidewalks in Portland, Oregon, has been delayed by the city's mayor until more benches and public restrooms have been installed.</p>
The Portland Tribune
December 24, 2006, 1pm PST
<p>A new light rail project connecting several towns to downtown Portland, Oregon, is highly expected to boost the area's economy. Transit-oriented housing and retail development is expected to contribute significantly.</p>
The Oregonian
December 20, 2006, 10am PST
<p>Claims worth more than $250 million have been filed in Portland, Oregon, where a law passed in 2004 allows property owners to file for compensation from the city when regulations reduce the value of their property.</p>
The Portland Tribune
December 18, 2006, 1pm PST
<p>Plans for modern streetcars are becoming more popular across the U.S. as one component of a revitalization plan. Randal O'Toole argues that the connection between streetcars and economic development is a hoax.</p>
The Thoreau Institute
November 24, 2006, 9am PST
<p>In the city of Portland, local business owners and politicians are calling on the city's residents to counter the massive day-after-Thanksgiving commercial consumption by supporting the local economy on Saturday's third annual "Buy Local Day".</p>
The Portland Tribune
November 21, 2006, 8am PST
<p>With gas taxes not keeping pace with inflation, state politicians are looking to eliminate gas taxes in favor of alternatives such as sales taxes, vehicles-miles-traveled fees, and new forms of road tolls.</p>
USA Today
November 10, 2006, 12pm PST
<p>Much has changed in the decades since the state created its widely lauded planning policies and programs. Now Oregon planners are trying to re-energize the state's residents around planning issues, in order to make needed reforms.</p>
New West
November 3, 2006, 12pm PST
<p>In 2004, Oregonians passed Measure 37, which gave zoning waivers to longtime property owners. With voters in several other states facing similar measures, a recently released poll shows that most Oregon voters now oppose Measure 37.</p>
Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund