Government and law

Government and law
Oregon land use law turns 40
September 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013

0913 LandFutures 01Forty years after Senate Bill 100 set Oregon's pioneering land-use laws in motion, business interests call for a balanced approach to conservation and urban growth.

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Kitzhaber signs Willamette Valley canola ban
Must Reads
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Gov. John Kitzhaber signed a bill banning canola production in the Willamette Valley until 2019.

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Kitzhaber vetoes Clean Energy Works funds
Must Reads
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Gov. John Kitzhaber vetoes $4.8 million that was intended to subsidize home energy retrofitting program Clean Energy Works Oregon.

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Convention Center hotel boon to local business
Opinion
Thursday, August 15, 2013
08.15.13 Thumbnail ShetterlyBY KEVIN SHETTERLY | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Today, a funding plan for the proposed Convention Center hotel goes before the Metro council. Although $197.5 million seems expensive for a 600-room hotel, projections indicate the hotel would benefit Portland’s economy and workforce.

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Portland may have to pay millions for bike share
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Portland transportation officials are considering using city money to finance $4.6 million of the startup costs for a bike-share program.

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