02.24.12 The Afternoon Delight


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City of Redmond Washington – The City has two openings on the Parks and Trails Commission. One must be filled by a resident within the city limits of Redmond and the other must be filled by a resident living outside Redmond’s city limits, but with a Redmond address. If you fit that criteria and think Redmond’s parks, recreation and trails are high priorities, you are invited to apply.

Homeless Shelter | Families | Portland, OR | Support | Donate Goods – Going Shopping? Pick up a few extra items to DONATE to the homeless shelter.

Multnomah County, Oregon – Due to the passing of Chair Jeff Cogen‘s father, the 2012 State of the County has been rescheduled for March 23. Details about ticket information here.

City of Shoreline, WA : Tobacco Free Parks – Today is the last day to take our Tobacco Free Parks survey. Please give us your opinion on the prohibition of smoking and tobacco use in Shoreline parks.

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For Cities With Water Shortages, Don’t Blame It On The Rain – Though many places around the country barely have enough to drink, they’re ignoring a massive free source of water: the stuff up in the clouds, which could fulfill almost all of our water needs if we just used it right.

Do Bike Paths Promote Bike Riding? – The “fundamental law of road congestion” tells us that building roads creates traffic. There’s such a latent demand for space on the highway that no sooner does it appear than it’s filled. But whether or not a similar law applies to bike paths and bike lanes remains a mystery.

End of the Roads: When Highway Removal Works – Like many steps forward in urban policy, the idea of removing highways has always faced its share of detractors.

It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest | TakePart – News, Culture, Video – Seattle’s vision of an urban food oasis is going forward. A seven-acre plot of land in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood will be planted with hundreds of different kinds of edibles: walnut and chestnut trees; blueberry and raspberry bushes; fruit trees, including apples and pears

Cities merge police agencies in light of budget realities – For more than a century, one of this town’s proudest assets was its police department.

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