Mar 18, 2024 - News

Rose City Rundown

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🏴 A Portland Metro Chamber survey of 500 registered voters found that 78% said quality of life was getting worse, and 40% said homelessness was their top-of-mind issue. (Portland Metro Chamber)

🌃 Two-and-a-half million acres of Lake County in southern Oregon have been declared a dark sky sanctuary by DarkSky International, a U.S.-based nonprofit that aims to reduce light pollution to protect the circadian rhythms of local wildlife as well as attract stargazers. (OPB)

🐧 After a 40-day incubation, a Humboldt penguin chick hatched at the Oregon Zoo. (Portland Tribune)

🏀 In March Madness news, the Oregon Ducks men's basketball team (No. 11 seed) will face South Carolina (No. 6 seed) on Thursday in Pittsburgh for a chance on Saturday to play the winner of Creighton versus Akron. (Ducks Wire)

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