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Portland’s only earthquake preparedness employee on budget chopping block

Portland, a city of 635,000 that’s under the ever-looming threat of a massive earthquake along the Cascadia subduction zone, has just one city employee solely dedicated to earthquake preparedness. But after the city's annual budget planning process, that staffing number may drop to zero.



Revamp considered for Portland’s Keller Auditorium after seismic report deems it unsafe

Portland’s Keller Auditorium has housed some of the city’s most iconic performances from “The Lion King” to “Swan Lake.” Since 1917, artists from around the world have come here to perform to often packed houses. But after decades of showstoppers — from classic to contemporary — a seismic report from the city of Portland suggests that a powerful earthquake could seriously damage or even destroy the building.




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