Category Archives: Portland Patch

Beef Recalled Over E. Coli Scare: Safeway/Albertson’s/Target

Safeway/Albertson’s and Target stores across the state were identified as grocers that may have sold the befouled beef. Source: Beef Recalled Over E. Coli Scare: Safeway/Albertson’s/Target

Cryptosporidium Filtration Plant Planned For Bull Run, City Says

Over the next 9 years, the city will install a filtration plant on the Bull Run water supply. The water supply is not currently treated. Source: Cryptosporidium Filtration Plant Planned For Bull Run, City Says

City Addresses Diesel Pollution In Latest Resolution

The Portland City Council this week demanded a reduction in diesel pollution found at city and county construction sites. he Multnomah County Board of Commissioners and the Portland City Council passed parallel resolutions Thursday committing to establish a Clean Air Construction Procurement Standard. The Standard would require equipment used on City and County construction projects […]
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OR Air Nat’l Guard Promotes First Woman To Brigadier General

Col. Donna M. Prigmore is reportedly the first woman in the Oregon Air National Guard to be promoted to the rank of brigadier general. Source: OR Air Nat’l Guard Promotes First Woman To Brigadier General

Oregon’s Job Economy Slowing, April Report Shows

An April loss of nearly 3,000 nonfarm jobs in Oregon marks the state’s first monthly job decline since December 2016. Source: Oregon’s Job Economy Slowing, April Report Shows

Mayor Wheeler, Others Endorse PGE Clean Energy Program Bid

Six mayors in cities serviced by Portland General Electric have all signed on in favor of PGE’s Green Tariff program application. Source: Mayor Wheeler, Others Endorse PGE Clean Energy Program Bid

PCC Graduates Nursing Students Abandoned By ITT Tech

Of the 140 students who were left in the cold when ITT Technical Institute abruptly closed its doors, 133 — or 95 percent — graduated. From Portland Community College: It may have been a temporary training program, but it will have a lasting impact on its graduates. A final pinning ceremony was held Thursday, April […]
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United States Of Binge Drinking: Oregon Ranks Among Lowest

Oregonians are joined by folks from Washington, D.C., New Jersey, New York, and Washington state for lowest binge-drinking rates in the U.S. Source: United States Of Binge Drinking: Oregon Ranks Among Lowest

More Oregonians Have Access To Healthy Food Options, Report Shows; But For How Long?

Cuts to the 2018 federal budget could seriously undermine the slight decrease in number of Oregon families struggling with food insecurity. The number of Oregonians without access to healthy food options decreased over the past two years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2016 Household Food Security Report released earlier this week. While 16.1 percent of […]
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Oregon Humane Society Heads To Houston After Hurricane Harvey

The first of several teams expected to be sent to Texas will leave Wednesday, Aug. 30, OHS officials said. Each team will stay for 7 days. Source: Oregon Humane Society Heads To Houston After Hurricane Harvey – Portland, OR Patch