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|Wednesday, December 21, 2011|
Washington County commissioners extended a probationary period for Nature's Needs compost facility, due to numerous complaints about foul odors.
About 40 people showed up Tuesday night at the Board of Commissioners' meeting in Hillsboro, most to say that nearly unbearable smells from Nature’s Needs’ 67-acre composting operation near North Plains makes life in the country miserable.
The commissioners, after listening both to residents’ complaints and a vow by the site’s operators to correct past errors, declined to go along with a staff recommendation to make acceptance of food scraps part of the business’s permanent franchise agreement with the county. Instead, commissioners voted 4-0 to extend a pilot program started earlier this year by 12 additional months.
Added Melvin Van Domelen, who lives several miles from the facility, “I’ve raised hogs and I’ve raised pigs, and the odor here is somewhere in between.”
Read more at OregonLive.com.
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Roy Kaufmann always lands on his feet.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
BY JASON E. KAPLAN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
There are more than 160 farmers markets in Oregon, contributing an estimated $50 million in sales, according to the Oregon Farmers Markets Association. We checked in on the Forest Grove market, which for several years has brought local produce and food vendors to Main Street in the center of town.
Friday, April 24, 2015
BY CHRIS HIGGINS
As digital security breaches skyrocket, a cybersleuth everyman takes center stage.
Monday, April 27, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT
The Knight challenge is an important instance of philanthropy. But we should not assume it will magically transform OHSU into a business- and job-spinning engine for the local economy.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER
Power lunching at the Court Street Dairy Lunch in Salem.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
On April 1 I attended a forum at the University of Portland on the sharing economy. The event featured panelists from Lyft and Airbnb, as well as Portland Mayor Charlie Hales. Asked about the impact of tech-driven sharing economy services. Hales said the new business models are reshaping the landscape. “But,” he added, “I don’t pretend to understand how a lot of this [technology] works.”
Monday, April 13, 2015
BY GRANT KIRBY | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
The mega-shift from technology-driven to data-driven organizations raises questions about Oregon’s workforce preparedness.
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