Category Archives: Pamplin Media

Oregon Aviation Board completes Aurora Airport planning

The board, meeting in Sunriver, voted to support the airport’s 2012 Aurora State Airport Master Plan update. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Oregon Aviation Board completes Aurora Airpor planning

PCC turns to circuit court for training center land

Portland Community College exercises eminent domain authority for property in Scappoose. Portland Community College filed a complaint in Columbia County Circuit Court earlier this week to move forward on obtaining land in Scappoose for the college’s proposed training center. Source: Pamplin Media Group – PCC turns to circuit court for training center land

County looks to add foster parents

There are currently 62 local children in foster care and reports of child abuse are down. There are currently 62 children from Jefferson County, not including Warm Springs, in foster care, according to April Munks, the district manager for the Oregon Department of Human Services in Central Oregon. Source: Pamplin Media Group – County looks […]
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Unions, OHSU locked in workplace struggle

Oregon’s training hospital campus finds itself beset by social media trolls and employment clashes. Events took a strange turn this summer when a union representing about 7,000 workers at Oregon Health and Science University tried to renew its contract. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 328 said in August that top […]
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Democrats rev up plan for new carbon-reduction bill

Fear over denial of quorum during short session sparks murmurs of referring constitutional amendment to voters. The next session of the Oregon Legislature is expected to begin the way the last one ended, with a dramatic clash between Democrats and Republicans over the future carbon emissions. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Democrats rev up plan […]
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Schools say student success hinges on hiring teachers of color

Beaverton, Tigard-Tualatin schools look to local aspiring teachers for workforce that better reflects students. School districts across the Portland metro region are looking to improve student achievement — starting with teachers. In the wake of state data that showed large achievement gaps between white students and those from historically marginalized communities, education leaders say it’s […]
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Historic landmark status sought for Multnomah School

The Multnomah Arts Center on Southwest Capitol Highway, which was Multnomah School from 1923 to 1979, could become an official, national landmark next year. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Historic landmark status sought for Multnomah School

Multnomah County to fight pain pill abuse in jail system

U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance sends county $1.2 million for counseling services, peer mentor programs, housing. Federal dollars will help prisoners recover from opioid addiction, Multnomah County leaders announced. The U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded the county $1.2 million over three years — with the funds earmarked for corrections counselors and peer mentors […]
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Oregon wines continue to put up big numbers

Annual report lauds the growing health of the wine industry over the past year. The demand for Oregon wine continues unabated, according to an industry group. The Oregon Wine Board released its annual “Oregon Vineyard and Winery Report” on Sept. 12 and the document opines that the industry continued to increase momentum in 2018, with […]
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Incentives for more multi-family housing before the City Council on Wednesday

The City Council will consider revising development and design standards in multi-family residential zones outside the urban core on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The recommendations were generated during a multi-year project called Better Housing by Design (BHD) undertaken by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) at the direction of the council. Source: Pamplin Media Group […]
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