Measure 92 Officially Goes Down

Posted by Brett Reckamp on December 11, 2014
gmo

After a very close vote, a re-count and a thwarted lawsuit, the Yes on 92 Campaign has conceded that their measure has failed.  It would have required food producers to post a clear label if they used GMO foods.

Paige Richardson with Yes on 92 says they are currently working on figuring out their next move which may involve lobbying the …

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Schools For Who?

Posted by Steve Leader on December 10, 2014
Richard Ellmyer

A longtime Portland civic activist, Richard Ellmyer, is bothered by what a candidate for Portland school board said the other day.

According to Ellmyer, the candidate was asked why he was running.   His response was he’s, “running for the benefit of the kids.”  That prompted Ellmyer to send an email blast to local media.

Ellmyer says the real reason for public schools …

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Tilikum Crossing to get LIT UP with Aesthetic Lighting

Posted by Brett Reckamp on December 3, 2014
Tilikum Crossing Bridge Reflective

Tri Met is lighting up the Tilikum Crossing again as part of their seasonal aesthetic lighting experiment.  It’s designed to beautify the city.  Below is a release sent out Wednesday evening that describes the effort.

Lighting showcases design features of the cable-stay bridge and reflects activity in the Willamette River

Starting Thursday night, a second test of the aesthetic lighting on the …

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Worker Falls into 15′ Concrete Foundation Hole

Posted by Brett Reckamp on November 24, 2014
MAN HOLE 1

Portland Fire and Rescue crews were called to a job site Monday after at 3127 SW Champlain after a construction worker was found unconscious at the bottom of a 15′ hole.  They’re still looking into how or why he fell, but he was down there alone.  Fortunately, they did not bury him in concrete.

PF&R used a rope and pulley system …

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What to do with the Mt Tabor Reservoir?

Posted by Brett Reckamp on November 18, 2014
mt tabor

The first of two scheduled public meetings to discuss three options for Mt Tabor was held Tuesday night at Warner Pacific College.  Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish and Amanda Fritz heard from citizens who chimed in on three options.

1) Drain the reservoir and leave it empty

2) Keep the water there, but maintain it

3) Spend approximately $40 million dollars to make …

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