• Posts Tagged ‘oregon’

    Salem CRC Hearing Liveblog: Round 2

    by  • January 10, 2014 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 1 Comment


    Hi, folks. The defunct Columbia River Crossing freeway mega-expansion appears to be back. Mismanaging Perception will be live-blogging a committee hearing in Salem today, January 14th, 2014 beginning shortly before 1PM. For previous CRC related articles from MMP, click HERE. MMP’s CRC liveblog from last year can be reviewed HERE. ••• Due to technical...

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    The CRC: Another Dead Freeway

    by  • June 30, 2013 • Austerity, Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 10 Comments


    As I begin writing this, Saturday night, June 29th, 2013, news of the death of the Columbia River Crossing freeway mega-expansion has just been published. Just hours ago the Portland Tribune broke the story: CRC champion and Oregon governor John Kitzhaber had admitted defeat, declaring the decade long project that has already wasted $170 million...

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    The Fight Against Fluoridation: Epilogue

    by  • June 2, 2013 • Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, The Shaming Room • 3 Comments


    It’s been almost two weeks since Portland voters overwhelmingly rejected a plan to add fluorosisilic acid to Bull Run tap water.  Outspent 3 to 1 and facing fluoride lobbyists, high-paid consultants, and king-maker campaign operators, a loose-knit posse of citizen activists banded together to help Clean Water Portland overcome ‘Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland’ by...

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    Rebel Portland: Clean Water Warriors Claim Victory

    by  • May 24, 2013 • Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 14 Comments


    If you worked on the ‘Healthy Kids Healthy Portland‘ campaign promoting fluoridation of Portland’s legendary Bull Run fresh water, you’re probably not having the best week.  You’re probably thinking, “I don’t understand, HOW could we have lost by 21 percent with the campaign manager/consultant duo of Evyn Mitchell and Mark Wiener that crafted platinum...

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    Consenting to Clean Water

    by  • May 10, 2013 • Hart, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 5 Comments

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    By now you’ve likely received your special election ballot in the mail, and if you’ve been focused on the issue of adding fluorosilicic acid, (aka fluoride) into our drinking water, you’ve likely already voted and mailed your ballot.  If you’re one of the thousands of Portlanders who haven’t yet voted and are undecided, well,...

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    Veloprovo: Flower Petals and Parklet Fun – Round One

    by  • May 6, 2013 • Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments


    On Tuesday, April 30th 2013, a semi rig hauling a massive trailer collided with the CL line streetcar on Martin Luthur King Jr. boulevard at Market street.  There were no injuries.  The massive truck was attempting a left-hand turn and swung wide across all four lanes of moving traffic before slamming into the streetcar, completely...

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    Fluoride Lobby Fumbles at Public Debate

    by  • April 11, 2013 • Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 16 Comments


    Thursday, April 11, 2013 • Portland, Oregon Wednesday night’s debate to discuss the pros and cons of adding fluorosilicic acid (aka fluoride) to the Bull Run water supply that Portland depends upon saw an excess of 240 concerned citizens pack the Matt Dishman Community Center’s auditorium.  The event was sponsored by the Multnomah County Democrats.  Moderator...

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    The Battle For Bull Run: Fighting Against Fluoridation

    by  • April 8, 2013 • Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 11 Comments


    Monday, April 8, 2013 • Portland, Oregon With the amount of media blitzing that’s bombarded Portland’s airwaves, interwebs, and neighborhood front yards, you’d have thought the dual campaigns for and against fluoridating Bull Run fresh water had been going on for years.  In fact, this fight started in earnest just last fall, when the...

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    Melting the planet the right way: Earl Blumenauer on Keystone XL

    by  • March 29, 2013 • Stephyn, The Shaming Room • 3 Comments


    Two days ago I demonstrated outside the Portland Business Alliance in downtown Portland. There are lots of good reasons to demonstrate against the PBA, but on this occasion my friends had learned that Earl Blumenauer, an alleged “climate hawk” and ally in Congress, was attending a luncheon sponsored by TransCanada. TransCanada, of course, is...

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