March 26, 2012  10:30 AM

Metro in the Media: March 26, 2012

 

NEWS ABOUT METRO

Native American leaders: It's time for action on poverty in the region

Group spoke at Thursday brown bag at Metro (Metro News/March 23/Nick Christensen)

Metro planning department faces cuts in first draft of upcoming budget

Overall, the regional government's first draft budget calls for a net loss of 18 full-time equivalencies (Metro News/March 21/Nick Christensen)

Public invited to be a part of Packy's party

Oregon Zoo wants people to share photos, home movies or other items from pachyderm's early years (Tribune/March 20/Staff)

Oregon Zoo adds African crested porcupines

Sharpie and Nolina come from the Brookfield Zoo (Oregonian/March 21/Katy Muldoon)

Oregon Zoo lions enjoy spring snow

Lions get snow year round for enrichment (KATU/March 23/Staff)

A closer look at Portland's local food system

Land use planning has helped preserve farms around the region (Neighborhood Notes/March 25/Kyle Curtis)

AROUND THE REGION

Petitions filed in four westside cities seek vote on rail funds

If successful, voters would be asked about light rail in September (Tribune/March 23/Staff)

Transportation ballot measures should go before all voters, not just a handful

Guest columnist Carl Hosticka says that light rail initiatives should be on the ballot in a regular election, not September (Oregonian/March 22/Carl Hosticka)

Cities seek unified voice with countywide committee

Multnomah County Coordinating Committee would mirror groups in Clackamas and Washington counties (Gresham Outlook/March 24/Calvin Hall)

Portland compost, North Plains stench

Local group takes hard line in fight over food waste plant (Tribune/March 21/Steve Law)

Andy Duyck praises county accomplishment, preaches civil discourse, urges more women involvement

Duyck gave his second State of the County address last week (Oregonian/March 22/Dana Tims)

Hillsboro, ODOT apply for $15m federal grant for interchange

Brookwood/Helvetia interchange at U.S. 26 could cost $65 million (Oregonian/March 22/Casey Parks)

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

The Nines gets a break to stop making loan payments, then discounts rooms

Could serve as a cautionary tale for convention center hotel development (Oregonian/March 24/Jeff Manning)

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