Oregon

April 3, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>The regional government in Portland, Oregon, has set its sights on buying up thousands of acres of scenic lands for open space and parks. The voter-approved buy is part of a plan to improve many of the region's public spaces.</p>
The Oregonian
March 30, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>State legislators are trying to reach agreement on how to work out the kinks from the controversial law.</p>
The Register-Guard
March 26, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Medford Oregon's newly opened public library is about to close its doors -- but it is just one of 15 across the region suffering from a loss of federal subsidies.</p>
Voice Of America
March 26, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Transportation problems and needed improvements are expected to cost the state of Oregon billions in the next 20 years. A new report is also estimating costs of nearly $2 billion a year in lost productivity due to the transportation problems.</p>
The Portland Tribune
March 21, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>The success of Oregon's communities in stopping sprawl and preserving farmland demonstrate that its model of statewide and regional planning is worth replicating.</p>
New West
March 19, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>The city's attractiveness has bred gentrification of many neighborhoods, and small businesses and creative types are fleeing for cheaper pastures.</p>
The Oregonian
March 12, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>In Portland, Oregon, results of a survey about the mayor's long-term planning vision reveal that many in the city feel development is pricing out the poor, and that policies cater more to encouraging economic development than to resident's interests.</p>
The Portland Tribune
March 7, 2007, 12pm PST
<p>With the end of a federal subsidy intended to soften the blow to rural forest economies, an entire public library system in Oregon is being shut down.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle
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