Government and law

Government and law
No vote on fees
High Five
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Multnomah County may be able to raise car fees without voter approval.

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Historic effort
High Five
Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The Memorial Coliseum may get onto the National Register of Historic Places, saving it from demolition.

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The Metolius mash-up
High Five
Thursday, June 04, 2009

A senate committee has amended the Metolius bill to override county officials and block new development.

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Jenny Craig would be proud
High Five
Tuesday, June 02, 2009

A new state law requires food chains to post nutrition info.

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Interesting bedfellows in Baker County
June 2009
Monday, June 01, 2009

ATSAshGroveCementThe Ash Grove cement plant in Baker County is the biggest source of airborne mercury in the country, churning out 900,000 tons of cement and emitting about 2,500 pounds of mercury every year. But when the federal Environmental Protection Agency proposed new rules last month that would cut the plant’s mercury emissions by 99%, Ash Grove had a surprising defender: Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality.

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