Portland’s Mayor Asks Pembina To Withdraw Propane Pipeline Proposal

Posted by Pat Boyle on May 7, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — Mayor Charlie Hales has asked the Canadian pipeline corporation, Pembina to drop its proposal to build a propane terminal in North Portland.  The pipeline would mean 40 new jobs.

The company has asked for a week to respond.  They’re due before city council with a zoning code request on June 10th.

“The public is absolutely opposed to it and the mayor …

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Hillsboro, Ashland, Make Top 100

Posted by Steve Leader on May 4, 2015
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NEW YORK — Hillsboro and Ashland are the only two Oregon cities to make a list of the top 100 American places where middle class income, adjusted for inflation and other factors, grew between 1973-2013.

The report, at Business Insider, shows nearly all the places where the middle class is growing are small cities.

Besaws To Close

Posted by Mike Turner on April 28, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Northwest Portland landmark is closing its doors after 112 years in
the same spot, but the operator of Besaw’s said she plans to open the restaurant again at a new location in the same neighborhood. Cana Flug said the current Besaw’s will close May 29th.

The owner of the property also plans to re-open a …

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Heald College Closes

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on April 27, 2015
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PORTLAND,  Ore. — Heald College in Northeast Portland is among 28 campuses across the country that have closed as of Monday.

Parent company Corinthian, Inc. notified students by email on Sunday.  The Department of Education will place students in other schools to help them complete their required classes.  16,000 students nationwide are affected.

Corinthian was warned last year that its federal funding …

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$135K Fine Proposed Against Gresham Bakery

Posted by Jeremy Scott on April 24, 2015
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GRESHAM, Ore. — Refusing to bake a cake for a lesbian couple’s wedding in 2013 because of religious beliefs could cost the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa big time.

Administrative law judge Alan McCullough proposed on Friday that Aaron and Melissa Klein pay the victims $135,000 in emotional damages.  He previously ruled that they discriminated against Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer.

“It was …

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