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Portland Parks & Recreation Announces New Pilot Program That Offers Free Space Grants For Artists

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) has announced a new pilot program offering grants for artists and arts organizations to lease under-used PP&R spaces for free. This program is one of the recommendations in the Arts Affordability Plan Council adopted last spring. The idea is simple – provide artists access to under-used space in PP&R facilities in exchange for […]

Portland Parks & Recreation Appoints Adena Long As New Director

Portland Parks and Recreation announced on Friday its appointment of Adena Long as its new Director. A long-time public servant with over 20 years of experience with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Adena brings deep operational experience and a record of collaborative and innovative leadership. Her appointment follows an extensive national […]

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City of Vancouver Announces Holiday Schedule, Updates and Closures For Community Centers

The City of Vancouver recently published new holiday schedules,  updates and closures for community centers in the local area. Holiday Schedules Christmas Eve — Monday, December 24: Firstenburg and Marshall community centers will be OPEN modified hours from 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Day — Tuesday, December 25: Firstenburg and Marshall community centers will be CLOSED for the […]

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Road to Redemption: Portland Trail Blazers Season Preview for 2018/19

By Amaar A. Burton Six months ago, the promise of a magical season for the Portland Trail Blazers dissolved into the disappointment of a first-round exit from the NBA playoffs – a four-game sweep, no less – at the hands of the New Orleans Pelicans. Before that terribly-timed slump, Portland was one of the league’s […]

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On October 8, 2018, City Parking Services will transition the neighborhood parking program to the Vancouver Police Department. Vancouver Police Service Technicians currently handle lower priority calls for service. With the transition of the parking program to Police, these personnel will manage parking complaints and issuance of parking citations in neighborhoods within the city limits […]

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Earlier last month, the Oregon House of Representatives adjourned a 27-day legislative session focused on emergent needs and adjustments to the 2017-19 budget. “The session was marked by a clear effort to take practical steps that keep Oregon moving forward, build strong communities, and protect the most vulnerable Oregonians,” said House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-North/NE […]

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The Permit Center on the first floor of the Clark County Public Service Center had adjusted its business hours to better meet the needs of customers seeking building and other permits. An extra day has been added for walk-in customers. The center is now open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. It […]

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Heritage High School student Heidi Hayden was honored by the Clark County Council for designing the winning entry in a logo contest for the county’s Parks Advisory Board. Three other Heritage students were also honored during the council meeting. Eli Entwistle crafted the second-place logo, while Jennifer Jones and Viktoria Kryshtal jointly designed the third-place […]

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County Seeks Public Input For Stormwater Plan Clark County is seeking public comments on the annual update of its Stormwater Management Plan. The plan describes the various programs used to meet requirements of the county’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System municipal stormwater permit. It can be viewed at www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/clark-county-stormwater-management-plan. Comments can be submitted by email […]

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The Oregon Cannabis Commission’s quarterly public meeting will be held Jan. 30, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Portland State Office Building in Conference Room 1B. The commission consists of the state public health officer and an eight-member panel appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate. The commission is tasked with, […]

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