November 21, 2011  4:03 PM

Metro in the Media: Nov. 21, 2011



Metro takes cities' broadsides

Council President Tom Hughes and Councilor Kathryn Harrington fielded complaints by city officials that Metro regulation is choking out opportunities for industrial growth (Forest Grove News-Times/Nov. 16/Christian Gaston and John Schrag)

Blumenauer warns regional transportation leaders about lack of vision, strategy

US congressman says transportation project ideas need to be big and bold if the region expects to receive future government funding (Bike Portland/Nov. 15/Jonathan Maus) 

Metro, Hillsboro team up to bring nature park to Orenco neighborhood

Investments from natural areas bond program planned to acquire former Orenco Woods Golf Course (Metro News/Nov. 18/Laura Oppenheimer Odom)

Data researchers gather for open house

A seminar on Metro's Research Center prompted discussion on who's really making the decisions (Metro News/Nov. 18/Nick Christensen)

Twenty percent of housing in Portland's Pearl District is 'affordable.'

Fact-checking group says President Tom Hughes' statement is 'mostly true' with the inclusion of Tanner Springs neighborhood data (Oregonian/Nov. 18/Janie Har)

The gag-o-meter says: Lame

Blogger says Hughes' assertion that housing in the Pearl District is 20 percent affordable housing is fictitious (Jack Bog's Blog/Nov. 21/Jack Bogdanski)

Line in the sand

A writer says the Metro's Opt In survey panelists lack the diversity to define the urban growth boundary (Hillsboro Argus/Nov. 15/Theresa Myers)

Candidates are lining up for seats on Metro Council, the Portland area's regional government

With six months until the primary election, four candidates have stepped forward to replace District 5 Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder (Oregonian/Nov. 16/Eric Mortenson)

Rescued cougar cubs at zoo

The cubs were found in Washington state after their mother was illegally shot by a hunter (Portland Tribune/Nov. 18/Jim Redden)

Oregon Zoo cares for orphaned cougar cubs

The zoo will transfer the 10-week-old cougars to zoos in Texas and Tennessee (Fox 12/Nov. 18/staff)


Occupy Portland teams up with health care reform groups for rally, march for universal health care

One marcher talked about the lack of benefits at the Oregon Zoo (Oregonian/Nov. 19/Molly Harbarger)

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