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Oregon

June 15, 2021, 10am PDT
The program funds the purchase of hotels for housing people experiencing homelessness as housing costs in the state continue to rise.
High Country News
June 14, 2021, 10am PDT
State Sen. Scott Wiener authored legislation dubbed the Gas Tax Alternative Pilot to extend the California Road Charge Program that completed its pilot in 2017. The program takes on more significance with the 2035 sales ban of gas-powered vehicles.
Office of California State Senator Scott Wiener
June 10, 2021, 9am PDT
A bridge in the works since the 1970s marks significant progress for active transportation in Portland, Oregon.
Bike Portland
June 2, 2021, 9am PDT
The walkway is simpler and faster to build than a sidewalk, letting the city quickly and cost-effectively improve pedestrian safety on important walking corridors.
Bike Portland
May 30, 2021, 7am PDT
Reducing car dependency can improve air quality, increase access to jobs and opportunities, and help cities meet emissions reduction goals.
The Washington Post
May 19, 2021, 11am PDT
Washington Gov. Jay Insee distinguished himself in the 2020 presidential Democratic primary as the "climate candidate," yet he vetoed a section of a transportation electrification bill that set a goal of ending sales of gas-powered cars by 2030.
Electrek
May 12, 2021, 11am PDT
Billed as a "bridge replacement," the latest iteration of the Columbia River Crossing project is a costly expansion that will impose new tolls and cost upwards of $5 billion, according to an article by Joe Cortright.
City Observatory City Commentary
May 10, 2021, 12pm PDT
A comic strip illustrates the humans behind remarkable resilience in the face of incredible risks.
The Nib
May 10, 2021, 8am PDT
The nation's most populous state learned from the Census Bureau last month that it would lose a congressional district for the first time in its history. On Friday, it revealed that 2020 was the first year since 1850 to experience a population loss.
CALmatters
May 2, 2021, 9am PDT
Bloomberg News' 'Evening Briefing' on April 29 looked at the global pandemic, noting the horrific scenes in India, Brazil's rising death toll, and added, "Coronavirus mutations are also wreaking havoc in America." Oregon is their focus.
Bloomberg News
April 22, 2021, 10am PDT
The 'light at the end of the tunnel' has become brighter after the vaccination rate tripled since President Biden took office. According to an analysis, a vaccination enthusiasm tipping point will be reached in 2-4 weeks that could dim the light.
Kaiser Family Foundation
April 19, 2021, 12pm PDT
The annual list of endangered rivers created by American Rivers has always documented pollution and other threats like dam construction, but this year, the confluence of water and systemic racism warrants extra attention.
American Rivers
April 14, 2021, 8am PDT
The Portland Bureau of Transportation continues its work of drafting transportation plans targeted to specific geographic corners of the city,
BikePortland
Feature
April 6, 2021, 7am PDT
To steer American cities into the future, public and private sectors—and citizens—must work together to build broad, lasting support around complicated issues such as transparency and data privacy.
Sara Maffey
March 31, 2021, 8am PDT
A new plan for a carfree bridge between Oregon City and West Linn, across the Willamette River, is quickly taking shape in Oregon.
Bike Portland
March 17, 2021, 8am PDT
The findings of a recent memo highlight the disproportionate effects of unsafe road conditions on low-income people and BIPOC communities.
Bike Portland
March 11, 2021, 12pm PST
It's been over four years since the city of Portland implemented an inclusionary zoning policy that required all new apartment developments to set aside a portion of units for low- and moderate-income housing.
City Observatory
March 4, 2021, 10am PST
The Portland Bureau of Transportation's annual traffic crash report highlights the city's slow progress towards its Vision Zero goal.
Bike Portland
February 22, 2021, 10am PST
Elected in November and already proposing bold reforms in parking policy in the city of Bend, Oregon.
The Bulletin
Feature
February 18, 2021, 7am PST
Six components of a strategic plan for city and regions to guide their short-term actions for equitable economic recovery from the pandemic.
Alisa Pyszka, Kim Zeuli