Portland

Championships in Portland
4:53 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Portland Selected To Host International Track And Field Event

International track and field organizers announced today that Portland will host the 2016 World Indoor Championships.
Credit Veidaknyge / Wikimedia Commons

International track and field organizers announced today that Portland will host the 2016 World Indoor Championships. Event organizers predict more than two thousand hotel rooms will be booked. 

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New Public Access to Waterfall
7:22 am
Fri October 11, 2013

You Can See It! Willamette Falls Open to Public For The First Time in 100 Years

Willamette Falls is the second largest waterfall by volume in the country behind Niagara Falls.
Credit Meghan Kearney/USFWS

New plans for a former paper mill site south of Portland would allow public access to one of the largest waterfalls in the country for the first time in 100 years.

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Climate Change Conference
6:27 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Hundreds Gather In Portland For Conference On Climate Change Science

Hundreds of scientists and environmental managers from across the Pacific Northwest are gathering in Portland this week for a two-day conference on climate science.

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Precision Castparts Defense
6:36 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Portland Manufacturer Challenges Its Ranking As Top Toxic Polluter

Portland-based manufacturer Precision Castparts is denouncing a recent study that ranked the company number one in the nation for toxic air pollution.

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Pollution
7:02 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Portland-Based Manufacturer Tops List Of Toxic Polluters

The Portland-based manufacturing firm Precision Castparts Corporation is the number one toxic air polluter in the country in a new ranking released by the University of Massachusetts.

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Tiny House Hotels
6:58 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Nation's First Tiny House Hotel Opens In Portland

Caravan Tiny House Hotel consists of three tiny homes on what used to be a vacant lot in northeast Portland.
Credit Toni Tabora-Roberts

The country's first tiny house hotel is holding its grand opening in Portland on Saturday. The Caravan Tiny House Hotel invites guests to stay in one of three tiny homes as if they were hotel rooms. For EarthFix, Cassandra Profita reports.

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Secretary Jewell visits Northwest
7:04 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Interior Secretary Jewell Makes First Visit To Northwest

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell made her first public stop in the Northwest in Portland today, six weeks into the job. Amelia Templeton from our EarthFix team reports that local activists wanted to know how she will handle coal leases on federal land.

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Portland Fluoridation
6:29 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Fluoride Measure Fails In Portland

Unofficial results show Portland's fluoridation measure going down by a resounding 60-to-40 margin. Oregon Public Broadcasting's April Baer reports opponents got the upper hand despite being outspent two-to-one.

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Water Fluoridation
6:40 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Portland Prepares For Fluoride Vote 

Oregon citizens will soon vote on water fluoridation.
Credit Michael Clapp / Oregon Public Broadcasting

This month, voters will decide whether to approve a plan to fluoridate Portland's water. Supporters say Portland children - especially in low-income families - suffer aggravated dental problems because the city has chosen not to add fluoride. Opponents say water fluoridation is the wrong way to address a public health problem. And so a battle that has played out before at the state level is now going on in Portland. From Oregon Public Broadcasting, April Baer reports.

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Terrorism Charge
6:43 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Portland Employee Faces Terrorism Charge

Portland city employee Reaz Qadir Khan was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiring to provide "material support" to terrorists.  As Kristian Foden-Vencil reports, the US Department of Justice alleges he helped a terrorist plan a deadly suicide attack in Lahore, Pakistan in 2009.

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