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    January 28
    Here is a quick summary of some of the things we’ve achieved over the past five years, by the numbers.
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    May 29

    On May 29th, Federal District Court Magistrate Judge Clarke issued an opinion, finding that, as a matter of law, a Jackson County Ordinance that prohibits the growing of genetically modified (“GE”) crops in that County was legal under Oregon law.

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    February 3
    Earthrise’s client, the National Park Conservation Association, has put out a great new video about the threat of waste from a hog farm near the Buffalo River and the reasons we are fighting with our clients to protect this national treasure. Please take a couple minutes to check it out!
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    June 21
    6/21/12 - Read PEAC professor Tom Buchele’s op-ed in today’s Oregonian.
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    June 21
    6/21/12 - Professor Dan Rohlf gave a spirited defense of the Endangered Species Act before the US House Committee on Natural Resources.
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    March 26
    “Law professor challenges legality of CRC”: article in The Columbianfeaturing PEAC attorney Tom Buchele.
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    February 6
    A proposed downsizing of the Columbia River Crossing project is not necessarily good for the environment and should be subject to environmental review and public comment.
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    January 25
    PEAC attorney Dan Rohlf is defending the Mt. Hood Corridor community planning organization (CPO) against a federal lawsuit filed by a developer that could stifle public participation in local land use decisions.
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    December 9
    Deal avoids litigation over ESCO emissions but exposes concern about statewide air quality regulation: from The Lund Report: Unlocking Oregon’s Healthcare System.
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    October 27
    Topics include the Boardman settlement, PEAC’s new class, California condors, and the CRC.
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    August 10
    PEAC attorney Tom Buchele writes on the problems with the Columbia River Crossing’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement.
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    April 16
    Our Spring newsletter is here. Read on…
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    October 14
    On October 19, the national Phi Beta Kappa Society launches its (En)Lightning Talks series with Associate Professor of Biology Greta Binford, who’ll illuminate the value of spiders. The talk kicks off Phi Beta Kappa’s designation of Portland as an Arts and Sciences City of Distinction.
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    October 1
    “The Soros Justice Fellowships fund outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system. The fellowships are part of a larger effort within the Open Society Foundations to reduce the destructive impact of current criminal justice policies on the lives of individuals, families, and communities in the United States by challenging the overreliance on incarceration and extreme punishment, and ensuring a fair and accountable system of justice.”
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    October 1
    Places and helps to support someone for a year of service in Asia.
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    September 22
    Humanity in Actiong brings a cohort of young people for a summer institute to study human rights.
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    September 22
    Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of our peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.
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    September 18
    The Urban Fellows Program is a highly selective, nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with an intensive seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. Program participants are diverse and come from all over the country to work in New York City.
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    September 18
    The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadershipin all aspects of the public affairs arena.
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    September 18
    The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, a project of the Congressional Hunger Center, is a unique leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty.
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    September 18
    The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Programme is for university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China with an interest in international issues and demonstrated leadership potential. The programme is targeted at accomplished young professionals who are likely to become decision-makers, thought leaders, and influential voices in their respective fields. Fellows will be recruited from a broad range of areas such as politics and public policy, law, media, business, the non-governmental sector, and the arts. The programme provides fellows the opportunity to spend one year in Germany, where they will network with other prospective leaders from abroad and explore new solutions to the global issues of our times. This prestigious programme builds on Germany’s established and growing reputation as a favored destination for problem-focused international dialogue and a meeting place for tomorrow’s international leaders.
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    September 18
    The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually.  The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute.  Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.  Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.
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    September 18
    The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program trains emerging leaders in the fight to end hunger worldwide. It is a unique two-year program that combines field and policy work.
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    September 18
    The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society.
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    September 18
    The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest challenges college students to analyze current ethical issues in today’s world.
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    September 18
    To recruit and train the next generation of policy and advocate leaders on a range of international peace and security issues.
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    September 18
    Increasing and maintaining awareness of the nation’s natural resources.
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    September 18
    For those who want to make a difference in public service.
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    August 8
    Since starting at Lewis & Clark, Joe Williams BA ’16 (Theatre) has had an unlikely companion on his journey – CBS affiliate KPIX. In its recurring segment, Students Rising Above, KPIX followed Williams as a first-generation college student and now as an early-career professional. KPIX spoke with Williams earlier this summer about his plans for the future.
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    April 11
    Jacqueline Swanson ’13 receives Sparks of Hope advocacy award
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