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Voices 2014: Space Travel Can Be For Everyone

Cameron Smith, archaeologist and anthropology professor at Portland State University


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By day, Cameron Smith teaches anthropology at Portland State University—digging fossils in Africa, launching solo voyages in the Arctic or sailing primitive vessels in the open ocean. By night,    More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Voices 2014: Wolves May Soon Be In The 503 Area Code

Rob Klavins, Wildlife Advocate for Oregon Wild


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Once upon a time, the big bad wolf had Oregonians huddling in their cabins. Our territory’s first formal meetings were held by pioneers to plot the demise of “marauding wolves.” The farmer   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Voices 2014: Faulty Rivets Sunk the Titanic

Jennifer Hooper McCarty, metallurgist


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On April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic after colliding with an iceberg, causing the deaths of more than 1,500 people. Less than a month after the ship settled on the ocean’s f   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 LYLA ROWEN

Voices 2014: Bring Urban Beaches To The Willamette

Will Levenson, founder of Human Access Project


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A beach in the middle of Portland? Will Levenson wants three of them. Until a couple of years ago, it would have been a ridiculous thought: Regular sewage overflows had Portlanders viewing the W   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Voices 2014: Oregon Was Once a Slave State

R. Gregory Nokes, author and journalist


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Like most deep-rooted Oregonians, R. Gregory Nokes presumed America’s ugly racial history didn’t apply to him. Not personally, anyway. Slavery, the fifth-generation Oregon native assumed, wa   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Shaking Out The Bacon

The world’s most expensive publicly auctioned painting arrived in Portland on Dec. 20. But who owns it?


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The most famous Pacific Northwest mysteries have often involved serial killers. But our city’s current whodunit is about something we’re much less known for: a great deal of money. Three Stu   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Price Check On Fireball

Oregon voters will soon be told getting rid of the OLCC will lower liquor prices. A shopping trip to Vancouver kills that buzz.


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Forget free-market dogma and protecting the little guy: We just want to know whether getting government out of the liquor business will save us money. It’s a key question facing Oregon voter   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 RAMONA DENIES

The Driving Records Racket

The state diverts higher fees from Oregon’s roads to the information superhighway.


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About 2 million times a year, Oregon companies small and big, from family-owned trucking firms to major insurers, pay for information from the state’s files of driver’s licenses. The companies   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

The Not-So-Green Machine

The hidden environmental cost of the Pacific Northwest’s lone nuclear power plant.


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For a week now, the people running the Pacific Northwest’s only nuclear power plant have been on the defensive—and for good reason. A devastating report about the Columbia Generating Stati   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Wrecking Brawl

NW Natural wants to demolish a contaminated landmark. Will anyone step in to stop it?


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For years, Kathy Evans admired the dilapidated gothic building she saw whenever she drove on U.S. 30 just south of the St. Johns Bridge. Her four daughters always pointed out the structure and t   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 RAVLEEN KAUR
 

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