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County to hold forums on private bridges

Clark County Fire District 3 Chief Steve Wrightson walks in September on a private bridge in Brush Prairie. Clark County wants homeowners to be aware of proposed standards for privately owned, privately maintained bridges.

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There’s a hiring freeze, but Oregon state agencies submit more than 1,200 requests for positions

In the six weeks since Gov. John Kitzhaber ordered a hiring freeze for state government, agencies have asked for special permission to fill more than 1,200 positions. A new committee empowered to grant exceptions to the freeze has approved 1,031 of those requests.

Community shines in response to flood

It is bittersweet that the floods came during a week when the city of Salem announced layoffs and budget cutbacks. The moves seem a responsible approach to the economy and the city’s tough financial times. But the week also gave residents a reminder of how much they value their public officials and first responders.

Watersheds, Walkability, and Stormwater

Town centers, walkable urbanism, compact growth, new urbanism: these are all terms associated with a growing movement toward walkable urban development. Above all else, this increasingly popular pattern of development implies proximity of uses, and therefore much higher density.

From Rising Star to Senior Manager

For three young executives, finding creative ways to solve thorny business problems put them on a fast track to senior management.

Inside the UGB

Public access struggle: Citizens have a right to state-owned Oswego Lake

Washington Co. Comm. delay increasing transportation tax

BSD Budget Priorities Survey Summary of Results

Outside the UGB

ECOSProject: A Sustainable Future for Chittenden County

Trails plan would link cities to the Gorge 

Petitioner seeks to repeal CARA

Cost of ’50,000 Jobs’ plan worthwhile

Demise of a fine library: Repeated cuts made Salem library state’s worst



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