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Posts tagged Columbia River Crossing

Lulz: Oregon Tea Party Smacks John Kitzhaber While He’s Down

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I don’t care who you are, that’s funny right there. h/t Oregon Tea Party. Apologies to John Kitzhaber and David Wu #sorrynotsorry Like this:Like Loading…

Democrat Townhall Shuts Down Gun Debate

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An eastside Portland townhall put on by state Senator Rod Monroe and state Representatives Jeff Reardon and Jessica Vega Pederson falls apart as they stop taking questions from pro-gun supporters, and they waffle on answering the few questions that had been asked. Mr. Monroe and Mr. Reardon are both sponsors of Oregon’s HB 3200, which […]

$3.4-billion bridge project so far fails to clear opposition, political wrangling « Watchdog.org

OVER TROUBLED WATERS? Both Washington and Oregon state legislatures are considering spending $450 million to replace the I-5 bridge from Portland to Vancouver By Shelby Sebens | Northwest Watchdog SALEM — Washington and Oregon would pay as much as $450 million apiece for a massive bridge and light rail project connecting Portland, Ore., to Vancouver, […]

Ben Unger: Voice For The Working Class, Or Voice Of Rhetoric

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In the just released video Ben Unger addressing the Bus Project kids, Mr. Unger makes several claims and proposals. Let’s examine the video: First off, he says we should vote for him so he’ll go down and fight for better funding and lower class sizes. According to this site, http://www.teachersalaryinfo.com/oregon/teacher-salary-in-hillsboro-school-district-1j/ , the student to teacher […]

Expedition, Hah!

Over the weekend, local media swooned with joy over the news that Barky was  “jump-starting” the long-stalled “Columbia River Crossing” (the proposed new I-5 bridge). Governor Retread and Governor (“Look! We found some more ballots!”) Gregoire issued a joint press release, breathlessly touting the President’s pre-election support while repeating classic mythology: The Interstate 5 bridge structures […]

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  • Senate Law and Justice Committee to investigate Sound Transit over ST3 May 16, 2017
    Senator Mike Padden, chairman of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, announced that he plans to look into allegations that Sound Transit deliberately misled voters on ST3. Senators Steve O’Ban and Dino Rossi requested the investigation in a letter to Padden and Senator Curtis King, chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. “We are concerned that […]
  • Water and budget, breakfast podcast, NWIRP May 15, 2017
    Welcome to candidate filing week, where like MLB Opening Day, hope springs eternal!  Unfortunately, the Mariners are now farther back in the AL West than they have been at this point in the season since 2004.  A word of wisdom perhaps to candidates from the M’s: not everything goes according to plan during a campaign. […]
  • Column: Keep Safe Injection Sites out of King County May 15, 2017
    Last week we launched Initiative 27, an effort to ban Dow Constantine’s proposed heroin injection sites in King County and demand proven, compassionate solutions to get people off drugs and save lives before any more are lost from this opioid crisis. Our coalition is broad and diverse. We have people from all walks of life […]
  • Sometimes the Answer Is “Yes” May 22, 2017
    As the Antiplanner has noted before, Betteridge’s law states that “Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.” But there are always exceptions, and one can be found above a recent Seattle Times article about a recent light-rail ballot measure, asking “Did Sound Transit mislead legislators and voters?” […]
  • Making the Problem Worse May 18, 2017
    Oregon is responding to its housing affordability crisis by doing all the wrong things. The crisis is due to a shortage in supply which in turn is due to urban-growth boundaries. So the legislature legalized inclusionary zoning ordinances and Portland passed one. Such ordinances require developers to provide a certain percent of the homes they […]
  • How About Just Tear Them Down May 18, 2017
    Business Insider must have been channeling some urban planning magazine last week when it asked what could be done with the hundreds of shopping malls suffering from the great retail apocalypse caused by Amazon and other on-line retailers. The publication’s answers leaned heavily to uses that need government subsidies, including art galleries, classrooms, community gathering […]