7 hrs ago
10-year-old homeless advocate spends weekend on the streets
A 10-year old Junction City boy camped with Eugene's homeless Friday for a night to get a first-hand experience of what homeless life is like.
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14 hrs ago
Brewers fear proposed FDA rule would spike costs
The FDA is trying to tighten the country's food safety network. The proposal would classify companies that distribute spent grain to farms as animal feed manufacturers, imposing new sanitation requirements and possibly forcing them to dry and package the material before distribution, The Oregonian reported .
Sat Apr 19, 2014
DeFazio views Superfund site, Formosa Mine
U.S. Congressman Peter DeFazio tours an area near one of the former openings to the Formosa Mine outside Riddle Thursday.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Beer prices could go up under FDA rule that angers farmers, brewers
The driver pulls his big rig in front of Widmer Brothers brewery in North Portland two or three times a day, opens the silo chute and fills up the 48-foot-long trailer with a steamy, sloshy byproduct of the brewing process.
Got a Hobby or General Interest? There's a Congressional Caucus for That.
Reading through lists of caucuses that members of Congress belong to, it's hard not to think of a series of early commercials for iPhone apps.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Murray, Hastings call for action on Columbia River Treaty
U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Pasco, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, leads a Congressional field hearing about the Columbia River Treaty at Pasco City Hall in this Dec. 9 file photo.
Clackamas Commissioner Tootie Smith: Fundraising anemic in race against Rep. Kurt Schrader
Clackamas County Commissioner Tootie Smith has so far done little fundraising in her congressional campaign for the seat held by Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore.
DeFazio tours abandoned mine Superfund site
DeFazio says the Thursday tour of the Formosa Mine outside Riddle illustrates what is wrong about the 1872 Mining Act: the Canadian companies that reopened the mine in the 1990s have disappeared; the bond put up for cleanup was a fraction of what is needed to clean it up, and the federal government never got a penny in royalties.
GMO Labeling Update: State Efforts Pick Up Momentum, Big Ag Doubles Down
Most Americans would prefer to know whether or not they're eating genetically engineered foods .
Wed Apr 16, 2014
It's Hard to Know How Much Agencies are Spending on Environmental Impact Analyses
The 1969 National Environmental Policy Act, which introduced the country to the "environmental impact statement," has been enforced by multiple agencies with little data on the costs of analyzing its effects, according to a roundup by the Government Accountability Office.
Make Vermont the first state to label GMOs
The front page of the Manchester Journal, Friday, March 28, 2014 ran a story titled "Waiver Sought for Starbucks."
Center for Food Safety: Vermont Makes Huge Advance for your "Right to Know"
April 16 - The Vermont Senate today voted 28-2 to approve legislation that would require foods produced using genetic engineering to be labeled in Vermont.
DNR Head Defends Taking Timber Money Despite Vow
Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark thanks one of the volunteers at the Great Gravel Pack-In at the Capitol State Forest, March 29, 2014.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
How a Proposed 'Transparent' Law Would Blatantly Mislead Consumers
The new bill is strongly supported by the airline industry. That alone gives a pretty good indication it's a bad deal for travelers.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Sydney Morning Herald
Take the money and run: US Congress members stuck in call centres in scramble for cash
Washington: Since the US Supreme Court scrapped most of what was left of political fund-raising controls last week, much has been made of the increased potential for rich people to buy influence.
The Washington Post
House committee approves airline ticket price revisions
To the applause of the airline industry, the House Transportation Committee has approved a bipartisan bill that will allow airlines to advertise low ticket prices that don't include the amount in taxes and fees that passengers must pay.
'Most intriguing' Oregon politicos advance: Vote here, read results
This is the full 32-player bracket for readers to decide the most intriguing political figure in Oregon at the moment.
Torch passed in Senate during NPA lobbying day
Senators Peter DeFazio, left, and Tom Harkin, right, attended an evening reception that capped off NPA Day, the organization's annual member lobbying effort.
The Huffington Post
GMO Pushers and The Art of War
In The Art of War the famous strategist Sun Tzu writes, "The whole secret lies in confusing the enemy, so that he cannot fathom our real intent."
Wed Apr 09, 2014
The Paramus Post
Pascrell Hinchliffe Stadium Bill Advances in House
Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. announced that the House Committee on Natural Resources advanced the Hinchliffe Stadium Heritage Act , legislation Rep. Pascrell introduced that would make Paterson's Hinchliffe Stadium a part of the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park.