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| March 2005 »

Tillamook Creamery Bans Use of Artificial Growth Hormones

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Despite its best efforts to keep it quiet, and private, the Tillamook Creamery stepped into a national debate this month. Today the Co-Op's farmers voted to ban all artificial growth hormones from their herds.

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Also on Monday's Oregon Considered

Controversy Flares Up At Suicide Prevention Conference

Oregon House Planning Funds For A Rainy Day

Conservation Groups Announce Legislative Goals

Posted by Michael Clapp

Inaugural Ride for Streetcar Extension

0224_streetcar.jpgOregon dignitaries took an inaugural trip on a new extension of the Portland Streetcar Thursday. It runs about half a mile from Portland State University to Riverplace and cost about $15 million to build. Supporters call it an important addition to one of the most popular rail projects in the nation. But others say railways are expensive and outdated.

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Also on Thursday's Oregon Considered

Bills Would Give Abducted Children 'Victim' Status

Journal Illegally Uses Local Gay Couple's Picture

Multnomah County Looks to Develop Bio-Fuels Industry

Posted by Michael Clapp

Lawmakers Tread Lightly Near Measure 37

0224_legislature.jpgSome in Salem called Ballot Measure 37 the rhino in the kitchen. The property compensation measure approved by voters last November is widely seen as in need of amending by state lawmakers. Even its sponsors say they're willing to support some changes to the law. But no clear direction has emerged in Salem.

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Also on Wednesday's Oregon Considered

Smith Parents and Students Try Direct Approach

Tentative Agreement in Teacher Contract Talks

Already Two Requests for Drought Declaration

Posted by Michael Clapp

Spruced Up for Oscar Night

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The hottest Oscar night party this side of Hollywood could be in a small Willamette Valley town. That's because McMinnville, Oregon is the final resting place for the Spruce Goose.
The huge flying boat figures prominently in the current big-screen biography of billionaire Howard Hughes.
Winter has turned to summer at the Evergreen Aviation Museum. We're not talking about the weather so much as the crowds streaming in at summer vacation strength.

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Also on Tuesday's Oregon Considered

Smith Parents and Students Try Direct Approach

Tentative Agreement in Teacher Contract Talks

Already Two Requests for Drought Declaration

Posted by Michael Clapp