3,000 Trees to be Cut Down at Marys Peak to Help Meadow Thrive

Posted by Brett Reckamp on September 21, 2015
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CORVALIS, Ore. — About 3,000 trees are being cut down on the top of the Coast Range’s tallest mountain.  Marys Peak is home to a mountain-top meadow and for about 60 years, trees have been closing in and shrinking the size of the high altitude meadow.  There are 5 mountain top meadows in the range and they are all slowing …

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Portland Housing Commissioner Dan Saltzman Proposing Rental Protections

Posted by Brett Reckamp on September 16, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman wants the city to adopt new rules that give renters more time to deal with either rent increases or no cause evictions.

Commissioner Saltzman  wants to increase the notification time that renters have for no cause evictions from 30 to 90 days.  His proposal would also increase the notification time when a landlord …

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Towne Storage Building Sells – About 500 Tenants Need to Move

Posted by Brett Reckamp on September 15, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. —  The clock is ticking for about 500 artists, photographers and professionals working in SE Portland’s Towne Storage Building.  A group has purchased the building in the heart of Portland’s Central East Side and they have given studio tenants until the end of October to clear out.

The 79,000 square foot, 5 story building was built in 1916.

Seattle Teachers Continue Strike

Posted by Brett Reckamp on September 10, 2015
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SEATTLE, Wash. — No classes once again for public school students in Seattle Thursday as a strike moves into it’s second day.  Some 53,000 students and their parents are affected.

The Seattle Teacher’s Union rejected at three-year deal with reportedly included a 14% pay hike.  They are looking for an 18% bump.  Extended work days and student instructional time are also …

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