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Disincorporation Judge: Decision will only lead to appeal
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:04:37 -0700

Lawsuit asks court to overturn election ruling, disincorporate Damascus Damascus residents stuffed themselves into Clackamas County Circuit Court Judge Deanne Darling's small courtroom Tuesday, April 15, in Oregon City, filling the chairs, sitting on the floor and steps and lining the corridor outside. A lawsuit challenging the outcome of ...

Damascus, Ore., residents ready to exit city
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:30:09 -0700

Frustrated residents are wasting no time in their effort to de-annex from the Portland suburb of Damascus.

Residents ready to exit city
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:23:48 -0700

DAMASCUS, Ore. (AP) - Property owners in Damascus, Ore., are starting to take advantage of a law that allows them to secede from the city. Approved in March, House Bill 4029 allows properties on the boundary to leave the city southeast of Portland. ...

Happy Valley bans marijuana, considers Climate Smart plans
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:46:16 -0700

Tuesday night meeting begins with discussion of Damascus property owners who may want to leave their city - Happy Valley City Council reached an informal consensus at its Tuesday evening work session to have city staffers continue to meet with property owners who are looking to de-annex from the ...

Damascus residents ready to exit city
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:38:17 -0700

Frustrated residents are wasting no time in their effort to de-annex from the Portland suburb of Damascus.

Syrian troops choke off rebels north of Damascus
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:17:42 -0700

Syrian troops triumphantly swept through some of the last remaining opposition strongholds north of Damascus, including a much coveted ancient Christian hamlet, sending rebel fighters fleeing to nearby hills amid an ever...

Damascus hires new pro tem city manager
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:37:22 -0700

Councilor Mel O'Brien resigns, cites work pressures The Damascus City Council hired a new city manager at its meeting Tuesday, April 7, and one of its councilors, Mel O’Brien, resigned. Public Works Program Manager Dan O’Dell said that after current City Manager Matt Zook, who was formerly finance director, ...

Wood Village OKs moratorium on marijuana dispensaries
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:47:36 -0700

Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview and Damascus considering Troutdale City Council introduced an ordinance Tuesday that if approved, would allow the city to adopt a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. In other words, the city is taking action to delay the opening of dispensaries in the city for one year, through ...

Troutdale, Gresham might ban pot dispensaries
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:28:11 -0700

Seven citizens, ranging from businesspeople looking to start up their own dispensaries to a concerned high school student, testified during the public hearing.

News briefs
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:22:41 -0700

Spring weed ID class Did you know ivy can kill your trees? The city of Gresham is offering an invasive weed identification class from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Gresham City Hall. Residents who identify problem weeds help the entire area by removing invasive species and alerting the city ...