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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.


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.


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.


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.

local | News | Music

Appeals Court Rejects Trademark Claim From Portland Band The Slants

April 20, 2015 8:13 p.m.

A federal appeals court has upheld a Patent and Trademark Office decision that denied The Slants a trademark for its name, ruling that it's disparaging.


Ural Thomas' Band Plays the Great NW Music Tour

March 9, 2015 5:46 p.m.

The popular Portland soul band plays six free shows March 10-18. Enter to win dinner and reserved seats.

State of Wonder

Temperature Check: Arts Leadership In Salem

Feb. 27, 2015 8:14 p.m.

Divining Kate Brown's position on arts & culture, Brian Rogers checks in from the Oregon Arts Commission, and more.

NW Life | local | Arts

Architecture And Design With Columnist-In-Residence Randy Gragg

Oct. 22, 2016 12:30 a.m.

Critic and writer Randy Gragg's monthly stories about how Portland's urban space is changing for State of Wonder.

NW Life | local | Entertainment | Arts | State of Wonder

From 'Hamilton' To 'Hedwig,' Portland Producer Makes It Big On Broadway Musicals

Oct. 21, 2016 10:33 p.m.

Brisa Trinchero soared from Tigard's Broadway Rose Theatre to Broadway, where she's backed Tony-winning musicals from "The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess" and "Pippin" to "Evita" and "Peter & The Star Catcher."

OPB Career Opening Alerts

Aug. 8, 2016 7:57 p.m.

NW Life | local | Arts | State of Wonder

Ceramics Meets Rock 'N' Roll At The LH Project In The Wallowas

July 30, 2016 5:04 p.m.

The artists' residency is known as the Shangri-La of ceramics, drawing potters and sculptors from around the world, including a group of military veterans who return every year.

NW Life | local | Arts | State of Wonder

3 New High-Rises Raise Portland's Skyline

July 29, 2016 11:30 p.m.

Columnist-in-residence Randy Gragg shows us three standouts in the new class of Portland skyscrapers: Park Avenue West, the Cosmopolitan and Indigo @ twelve | west.

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