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Three's company: third bird joins zoo's new condor-minium

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Kaweah in flight“Keep calm and carrion” seems to be the motto of three California condors settling in at the Oregon Zoo this month. Keepers say the critically endangered scavengers have taken to their new zoo home with nary a ruffled feather.

Facing a series of legal challenges to hotel project, Metro asks court to hear them all at once

visitor venues, reporting, finances and funding

Hotel renderingFaced with the potential of years of litigation about the proposed convention center hotel project, Metro announced Tuesday that it's turning to a somewhat obscure bit of law in hopes of answering all of the legal challenges at once.

Statement from Metro Council President Tom Hughes on convention center hotel project

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Metro is committed to creating good jobs now and into the future for all residents of our region.

One way we can do this is through the Convention Center Hotel project. Today, Metro, the owner and operator of the Oregon Convention Center, took an important step towards achieving the goals of this job creation initiative by filing an important request with the courts.

Metro in the Media, April 21, 2014

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News media references for the week of April 14 to April 21, 2014.

Protecting pollinators in your garden

nature, sustainable living
 

Bees, butterflies and other bugs carry pollen from flower to flower so plants can produce seeds and fruits. This nearly invisible job gives us beautiful flowers, ensures healthy food crops and supports the plants that wildlife depend on. Without pollinators we would lose one of every three mouthfuls of our food and drink, including nutritious fruits and vegetables like apples, almonds and blueberries.

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