Bus service to Multnomah Falls begins May 27

A new bus service, “Columbia Gorge Express,” will link Portland to Multnomah Falls and Rooster Rock State Park this summer. The first bus rolls out Friday, May 27, during Memorial Day Weekend. A pilot program by Oregon Department of Transportation and partner groups, the Gorge Express will run on weekends and take passengers from Gateway … Read more

Mayor Lundberg develops plan in case of mobile home displacement

An estimated 1,400 households in Springfield are at a strong risk of displacement. Now, a collaborative effort is in effect to keep those people housed. Springfield Mayor Lundberg says there’s a lot to look forward to in 2016. One announcement in her State of the City Address was about the Oregon Solutions Project. The project … Read more

Highway Driver: Governor picks Johnson to co-lead Columbia River Collaborative

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has selected Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) to share leadership in a newly forged Oregon Solutions program, Columbia River Highway Collaborative, which will tackle safety and congestion issues in the Gorge. The team, convened by Johnson and Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel, will be made up of public, private and civic … Read more

Johnson To Work On Highway Solutions Effort

Oregon 52nd District State Representative Mark Johnson has been appointed by Governor Kate Brown to serve as co-convener of the Historic Columbia River Highway Collaborative Oregon Solutions project.   Johnson, along with co-convener Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel and a team of public, private and civic leaders, are tasked with developing practical and sustainable solutions to … Read more

Boardman subdivision soothes demand of commuting workforce

Just shy of a year after breaking ground, Boardman’s new Tuscany subdivision celebrated the completion of its first two houses Friday on South Main Street and Wilson Lane. The development marks a major step forward for a city in dire need of housing to accommodate a rapidly growing workforce…

Maine Voices: How we address public issues more divisive than the issues themselves

Let’s set aside the contentious public issues we face for the moment, and discuss how we deal with these. This is an issue in itself in Maine today, as we retreat from historic traditions of sensible deliberation about tough problems with Yankee restraint and a measure of graciousness…

Grand opening Thursday for innovation learning center

LAKEVIEW — Most students are celebrating the end of their school year, but people behind Lake County’s Innovation and Learning Center will celebrate ongoing efforts to expand advanced learning opportunities Thursday. The ceremonial grand opening for the Innovation & Learning Center, set for 4 p.m. Thursday at south wing auditorium at Daly Middle School in … Read more