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Multnomah County, Oregon – Chair Jeff Cogen will deliver the State of the County address at noon on Friday, March 23. If you Facebook users are also on Twitter, follow @MultCo for live tweeting during the event.

If you’re interested in applying for the Vancouver Planning Commission, hit up Amanda Delapena at(360)487-8605, or visitwww.cityofvancouver.us/boards. Applicants must be a City of Vancouver resident. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. April 21.


Trailblazing a Sustainable Path – Western City – March 2012 – Sacramento – In October 2011 the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), one of the four largest metropolitan planning organizations in California, became the first to adopt a transportation plan with a sustainability component. Three factors played a key role in its success.

Should You Move for a Job? Despite recent signs of recovery in the labor market, there are still more than 12 million unemployed job seekers. So how do we explain the fact that some positions stay open for months? And why are some companies struggling to find the right people for open positions in their area?

 Inside the UGB

Andy Duyck praises county accomplishment, preaches civil discourse, urges more women involvement

Liz Kaufman joins Charlie Hales’ mayoral campaign: Portland City Hall roundup

Union makes endorsements in Metro council race

Portland area’s growth will require more water – and more money

ODOT halts federal funding for Damascus Transportation System Plan

Union-backed Our Oregon cleared to collect signatures on five tax measures

Outside the UGB

City manager attracts out of state applicants

Plan detailing Tacoma budget cuts delayed

Survey shows city split over EmX bus line

Wash. state analysis: Pot legalization could raise at least $560 million a year in new taxes