Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Briefed 8.5

Portland developer John Russell is one of the "worker bees" on presidential finger-crosser Sen. Hillary Clinton's Oregon steering committee, the O reports.

Salem's getting its fourth Walgreens, and neighboring business owners are looking at the development as a shot in the arm rather than out-of-town interlopers coming along to push pills, the Statesman Journal reports.

Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters thinks his city should get over its love of Portland's transit-oriented, controlled growth strategies, because what doesn't work is making "policy on ideology and blind faith that changing law changes human nature." Thanks, Walters.