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Entries from December 15th, 2012

Oregon officials struggle with definition of “news media”

December 15th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Media, Politics, Sunshine

Oregon officials continue to struggle with the issue of whether bloggers qualify as part of the “news media” that must be allowed to sit in on otherwise closed meetings held in executive session. Oregon state law doesn’t provide a clear definition of “news media,” so different jurisdictions have been making their own rules. A blogger […]

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Another thought about those white recycling bins

December 15th, 2012 · 7 Comments · environment, Politics

I was giving a little more thought to the issue of the city’s decision to cut the white community recycling bins. I did a little quick math, assuming that statistics thrown around by the city are correct. The Department of Environmental Services website says 160,000 single family homes now have curbside recycling, with another 20,000 […]

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