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Runner's World Names Portland America's Best Running City

For its hundreds of miles of trails and clean air, Portland has earned the distinction of being America's best city for running, according to Runner's World magazine.

It's just the latest evidence the City of Roses is challenging Boulder, Co., as America's Mecca for elite runners...   More
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 by JONATHAN CROWL

First And 10

Must-know numbers for the Civil War game.

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The annual football game between the University of Oregon and Oregon State this year has become much more than a mere clash between in-state rivals. For those who don’t obsess over sports blogs ...   More
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

Why City Council Will Consider Another Grant To The Rose Festival

Does Portland's City Council still feel guilty about its duct tape ban for the Rose Festival?

We'll find out Wednesday when the council considers a proposed ordinance [PDF] that would give the 2010 Rose Festival a $19,650 grant to help with pa...   More
Monday, November 30, 2009 by JONATHAN CROWL

Northgate Park is Being Swallowed by the Earth

Well, not exactly. But a 20-by-30-foot sinkhole has turned up on a soccer field at Northgate Park in north Portland, prompting Portland Parks and Recreation to close the field and surround the sinkhole in fencing while the department investigates the sinkhole's cause.

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Monday, November 30, 2009 by JONATHAN CROWL

What's Planned Locally For World AIDS Day

Tomorrow is the 21st World AIDS Day. And local organizers have scheduled several events as part of the effort to raise awareness of the 25 million-plus people who have died from AIDS and the estimated 33 million people worldwide currently living with HIV.

Cascade AIDS Project ha...   More
Monday, November 30, 2009 by JONATHAN CROWL

Trimet: Operator at Fault for Leaving Toddler at Station


TriMet announced today that it's placed on paid administrative leave the operator whose actions contributed to the separation of a father from his 3-year-old son at a train station last w...   More
Monday, November 23, 2009 by JONATHAN CROWL

Bill Simmons Greeted Like a Rock Star at Book Signing

Bill Simmons may not be bigger than the Beatles. But for pro basketball fans, he's pretty damn close.

The ESPN sportswriter was at the Borders Bookstore in Beaverto...   More
Friday, November 20, 2009 by JONATHAN CROWL

Pac-10 Fans Have Spoken, And They Say Ducks Fans Suck

Oregon football appears to be proof that winning doesn't breed humility. A recent fan survey by Sports Illustrated ranks Pacific-10 Conference schools top-to-bottom in several categories relating to the fan experience. The Ducks claimed the top spot in only one category, the dubious "rud...   More
Thursday, November 19, 2009 by JONATHAN CROWL

By The Numbers

Fare Trade

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When TriMet decided to cut its budget this year, the scalpel slashed both bus frequency and free bus rides in Fareless Square. Here, by the numbers, is what that will mean for TriMet’s roughly ...   More
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

Jerry’s Skid

Is time running out on PSU football coach Jerry Glanville?

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While Oregon State savored its upset last weekend of Cal and and Oregon got upset by Stanford, Portland State endured another lopsided loss in its final home game of 2009. Unlike with its fellow in-st ...   More
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL
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