Portland must make a $500 million call on removing parasites from its water

Portland’s drinking water comes mostly from two reservoirs in the Bull Run watershed near Mount Hood, tapping streams that run through more than 100-square-miles of thick forest. The city also ships Bull Run water to suburbs from Gresham to Beaverton. The gauge measures water levels. Jamie Francis | The Oregonian/OregonLive(Jamie Francis | The Oregonian/OregonLive) Portland…

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Oregon May Strip Portland of Its NIMBY Powers

As Portland faces a severe lack of affordable rental housing, a controversial state bill is pitting housing advocates against preservationists. People can’t afford to be poor in Portland, Oregon. Nearly half of the households that rent in the Portland metro area pay too much. Almost one-quarter (24.3 percent) of these households are severely cost burdened,…

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