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Natural Grocers to open new store in Portland

Natural Grocers to open new store in Portland

Colorado-based grocery chain Natural Grocers has plans to open a new store at a long vacant property in northeast part of Portland City that was once slated for a Trader Joe store.

Natural Grocers' Co-President Kemper Isely said the new store would fill the emptiness of the 1.79-acre site on Northeast Alberta Street as well as Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Isely added that Portland was under- served, and the new store would complement other grocery stores in the area.

Petitions by Pot Activists to Legalize Marijuana in York

Petitions by Pot Activists to Legalize Marijuana in York

After a massive win in Portland last November, the Marijuana Policy Project has targeted York, along with Lewiston and South Portland, as places that could pass marijuana ordinances.

A petition has been submitted by marijuana activists in York in order to legalize marijuana for recreational use by adults.

The activists have collected 900 signatures so far which are far more than 641 signatures of registered town voters needed to qualify for the ballot.

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Cooke Aquaculture's Plant in Machiasport Resumes Operations

Cooke Aquaculture's Plant in Machiasport Resumes Operations

On Wednesday, the True North Salmon Company, processing, sales and marketing division of Cooke Aquaculture announced that its processing plant has resumed operations in Machiasport.

Operations were suspended for the past several months due to extreme and harsh winter conditions that affected harvesting schedules.

Portland to buy 25 acres to develop nature-friendly bike haven

Portland to buy 25 acres to develop nature-friendly bike haven

The Portland City Council on Wednesday gave its approval for the proposal to purchase 25 acres of land in east part of the city to develop a nature-friendly bike haven.

Tucked between Interstates 84 and 205, the landlocked property will be purchased by Portland Parks & Recreation from the Oregon Department of Transportation for $19,300.

The nature-friendly bike haven, dubbed "Gateway Green," is expected to become operational sometime in 2017, in case park-advocates' fundraising efforts prove successful.

Portland City Council approves $40K settlement to end Jack Graham’s legal claims

Portland City Council approves $40K settlement to end Jack Graham’s legal claims

The City Council of Portland on Wednesday approved a $40,000 settlement to end legal claims brought by the city's former top administrator, Jack D. Graham.

Graham was dismissed from the position of the chief administrative officer by Mayor Charlie Hales in January this year, after media channels reported disputes between Graham and his staff over controversial accounting practices.

Those media reports followed a hullabaloo in 2012, when a probe by the city officials found Graham guilty of proposing improper transfer of $200,000 between two city funds.

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South Portland High School renovation is right on target: Superintendent

South Portland High School renovation is right on target: Superintendent

The South Portland High School renovation project that started in spring 2012 is nearing completion as students and teachers are all set to return to classrooms, Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin confirmed on Wednesday.

Godin also said that the $47 million renovation project is "right on target" as well as on budget, with a projected date of completion set for December 19, 2014.

The first phase of the project completed in December last year, wit the addition of a new library, a lecture hall and a cafeteria to the existing more than six decades old building.

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Massive Dutch vessel brings gigantic drydock to Portland

Massive Dutch vessel brings gigantic drydock to Portland

A massive Dutch vessel on Monday brought a gigantic Chinese-built drydock down the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, into Portland.

Brought by the MV Blue Marlin, the world's largest ship, the $40 million floating structure/dock will be used to lift massive ships out of the water.

The dock, called the Vigorous, will be installed at Vigor Industrial's shipyard on the Willamette in Portland. It will allow Vigor to repair cruise ships, tankers, cargo ships and other heavy water vehicles.

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