Oregon

May 11, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Political opposition may stand in the way of Oregon's plans to raise money for affordable housing by increasing the fees paid when filing real estate documents by more than 100%.</p>
The Register-Guard
May 8, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Planners in Eugene, Oregon, have nixed plans for light rail in favor of a bus rapid transit system. However, they say the system's dedicated lanes could be converted into light rail routes in the future if the population increases enough.</p>
The Columbian
April 26, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski has undertaken an experiment and social commentary stunt to survive on food stamps. He hopes his $21-a-week food budget will raise awareness of the plight of the low-income residents of his state.</p>
Statesman Journal
April 25, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>The power company says the controversial Klamath River hydroelectric dams are a source of clean energy that does not contribute to carbon emissions. Environmentalists and fisherman believe the dams have damaged the river and threatened livelihoods.</p>
The New York Times
April 23, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>National award winning "green development" is getting attention in Salem, Oregon.</p>
Salem Oregon Statesman Journal
April 22, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>An atmospheric scientist is telling local officials in Portland, Oregon, that the concentration of new housing in existing high density areas may be a bad practice, as these areas tend to be located near freeways, and therefore high pollution.</p>
The Portland Tribune
April 11, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Commuters and transit officials alike are eagerly awaiting the 2008 opening of a suburb-to-suburb rail line near Portland, Oregon. With few other examples of similar lines in the U.S., officials can only hope the line will be a success.</p>
The Oregonian
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)