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¡Vámonos! Join Metro, Kaiser Permanente and Virginia Garcia for the Walk for Wellness

Join Metro and Virginia Garcia to celebrate the opening of the new Cornelius Wellness Center with the two-mile Walk for Wellness fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 20. The walk is free and begins at 9 a.m. at the Cornelius Wellness Center, 1151 Adair St. in Cornelius.

Sun sets on a summer of free ¡Vámonos! events

Girl on bikeMetro and community partners hosted more than a dozen ¡Vámonos! events in Washington County this spring and summer, engaging over 1,500 walkers and riders. The events highlighted the easy, family-friendly routes to explore by foot and by bike featured on the ¡Vámonos! maps.

Learn about Metro activities this month through a Quarterly Exchange with cities in Metro District 4

Are you interested in what is happening in your local community and our larger metropolitan region? You can learn more about the activities of your local city and Metro at an upcoming quarterly exchange with Metro Councilor Kathryn Harrington and your local city council. Come hear it in person, see the broadcast on TVCTV public access television, or watch the streaming video on the web.

Metro seeks applicants for four community member seats on influential transportation committee

Metro’s Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee, or TPAC, is seeking volunteers interested in transportation issues to serve on the panel starting January 2013. There are four community-member positions up for appointment.

Councilors unanimously call for thorough examination of coal's impacts

Metro councilors voted unanimously Thursday to call on the federal government to study the impacts of coal exports on the Portland region, in advance of proposals to export the fuel from the West Coast.

¡Vámonos! Join Metro, Kaiser Permanente and Virginia Garcia for the Walk for Wellness

Join Metro and Virginia Garcia to celebrate the opening of the new Cornelius Wellness Center with the two-mile Walk for Wellness fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 20. The walk is free and begins at 9 a.m. at the Cornelius Wellness Center, 1151 Adair St. in Cornelius.

Celebrate the Willamette River and North Portland this weekend with Metro

This Sunday, Sept. 23, join Metro at RiverFest. Now in its fifth year, the weekend event offers a family-friendly chance to get out and explore the river: take a tour, clean-up the riverbank, view river spectacles and enjoy live music.

Metro transportation panel says build projects that create jobs, leverage private money

Transportation panel says focus investments on 'jobs, jobs, jobs'

With an unexpected $37 million to spend on transportation for three years, a Metro committee said the region should use the money to help boost the sputtering local economy.

Oregon Zoo wins three national awards for conservation, environmental efforts

Zoo is honored by peers at national gathering of zoos, aquariums

FrogThe Oregon Zoo received three prestigious awards from colleagues at zoos and aquariums across the country Wednesday – two for conservation work on behalf of imperiled Northwest species plus a special Green Award for environmental efforts in its day-to-day operations. The awards were announced in Phoenix Wednesday at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ annual conference.

GLEAN art exhibit opens Friday, Sept. 14; challenges ideas about consumption, waste

Artists have used found objects in their work for a very long time; it’s nothing new. They’re accustomed to inspiration arriving in familiar, but unexpected packages: dog food labels, cigarette foil, curtains, socks, window screening, bicycle tire tubes, a scrapbook dating back to the early 1900s that documents the story of a young bride. Their skills lie in uncovering a facet of popular culture and drawing conclusions about it to help us understand it more thoroughly.