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No On 49 Campaign Defends Property Rights Reforms

Oct. 8, 2007 11:11 p.m.

This fall, state leaders and a coalition of environmental and farm groups joined with some Oregon businesses are joining to ask voters to approve Measure 49. Measure 49 limits the development allowed under property compensation initiative, Measure 37. It changes the process for reviewing claims, and addresses the measure's legal uncertainties.


Property Rights Advocate Dorothy English Dies At Age 95

April 11, 2008 3:38 p.m.

The elderly icon of Oregon's property rights movement has died. Dorothy English died yesterday at age 95, after serving as the  public face for campaigns in favor of property compensation initiatives, Measure 7 and Measure 37. Rob Manning has this brief rememberance.


Federal Judge Okays Measure 49 Ballot Title Language

Sept. 7, 2007 2:25 p.m.

The legislative referral known as Measure 49 withstood a court challenge Thursday from property rights' advocates.

Energy | Environment

Future Of Oregon LNG Terminal Could Hinge on 1957 Easement

Dec. 23, 2014 12:41 a.m.

The company behind a project to export liquefied natural gas through Oregon is suing the the federal government over property rights after a decade of seeking state and federal permits.


More Legal Action To Follow Judge's Measure 37 Ruling

Nov. 13, 2008 3:18 p.m.

Oregon property rights advocates are planning to sue the state of Oregon, following a favorable decision from a federal judge in Medford.

local | Environment

Court Declines To Side With Clackamas County Landowners

Dec. 30, 2011 8:10 a.m.

An Oregon appellate court has declined to side with some Clackamas County landowners over a property rights dispute. This is one of several cases testing Measure 49's additions to land use law.


Oregon Supreme Court Hears Measure 37 Arguments

Jan. 6, 2010 4:37 p.m.

The Oregon Supreme Court took up Oregon’s longest-running property-rights battle today. Lawyers for Multnomah County and for deceased County resident Dorothy English presented oral arguments to the justices in a case involving the Measure 37 land-use law.


Big Look Task Force Reviewing Oregon's Land-Use Planning

Aug. 16, 2008 10:13 a.m.

A task force is reviewing Oregon’s one-of-a-kind land use planning system and hammering out the last details of its draft recommendations. The Big Look Task Force is meeting in Madras. Its initial recommendations have encouraged property rights’ advocates, and worried smart growth proponents.


'Certainty' Of Measure 49 Seems Uncertain At Best

Oct. 8, 2007 4:54 p.m.

This week voters’ guides will hit Oregon mailboxes. And once again, the question of property rights and land-use planning are front and center. You’ll find dozens of arguments “for” and “against” Measure 49. That’s the legislative referral to limit development allowed under property compensation initiative, Measure 37.


'Big Look' Back In Business

March 31, 2008 2:52 p.m.

Members of an Oregon task force assigned to reform the state’s land-use planning system gave some first hints Monday about where they're headed.

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Oregon Historical Photo: Buggy On The Beach

June 23, 2014 7 a.m.

The beaches along Oregon’s coastline once served as a highway for buggies, stagecoaches and cars. But in 1967, a threat to public access for recreational use of those dry, sandy beaches mobilized Oregon’s citizens, sparking the fiercest battle of the legislative session.

Think Out Loud

Metro Measure Explained

Oct. 22, 2014 7:30 p.m.

OPB reporter Rob Manning gives us a primer on the Metro measure on Portland-area ballots.

Think Out Loud

Abigail Scott Duniway May Represent Oregon In The U.S. Capitol

March 5, 2015 8:15 p.m.

Duniway — along with Chief Joseph — may replace the statues of Jason Lee and John McLoughlin in D.C.


Dirty Mittens Plays the Great NW Music Tour

Oct. 13, 2011 10:10 p.m.

Portland band Dirty Mittens hits the road for a set of shows around the area at McMenamins properties, starting tonight at the Kennedy School.

Books | Arts | Entertainment

Kids On Bikes: The Sci-Fi Nostalgia Of 'Stranger Things', 'Paper Girls' & 'Super 8'

Aug. 25, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Three recent properties - a Netflix series, a comic book and a 2011 Hollywood film - borrow key elements from Steven Spielberg and Stephen King to comment on adolescence in very different ways.

Economy | local | Arts | NW Life

How This Tiny Washington Town Became An Arts Titan

Aug. 14, 2015 12:45 a.m.

A single entrepreneur plugs in the arts for Central Washington town.

NW Life | Business | local | Arts

An Inspiring Renovation Comes To Life In Joseph

Aug. 12, 2015 1 p.m.

Entrepreneur blows $27,000 past Kickstarter goal to fix up historic spot on Main Street.

NW Life | local | Oregon Historical Photo Of The Week

Oregon Historical Photo: The Original Pacific Highway

June 29, 2015 7 a.m.

In 1967, a threat to public access for recreational use of Oregon’s ocean beaches mobilized citizens, sparking the fiercest legislative battle in the state’s history. Could landowners erect barriers to create private beaches?


Ready for the Weekend: Time for Pickathon!

July 28, 2015 9:18 p.m.

Enter for a chance to win tickets to the growing eclectic music festival, this weekend at Pendarvis Farm.

State of Wonder

Portland Playhouse Takes on 'The Simpsons' — And the Apocalypse

May 15, 2015 8:08 p.m.

In "Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play," by hotshot playwright (and Reed alum) Anne Washburn, 'The Simpsons' has become the stuff of legend.

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