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Tom Krattenmaker Onward Christian Athletes

Is Christianity’s monopoly in sports evangelism fair?


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Is free speech really free in a publicly owned and paid-for venue? That seems to be the question driving Portland writer Tom Krattenmaker’s Onward Christian Athletes (Rowman & Littlefield, 212 p ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

Tough Crowd

Odds are, any one of these women could kick your ass.


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Tucked behind a grove of trees along Interstate 205, Fuller’s Farm is little more than a football field, a grandstand a few rows deep and a gravel parking lot. The setting would be a beautiful ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

Section Of The Eastbank Esplanade Closed For A Month to Pedestrians and Cyclists






A 400-foot section of the Eastbank Esplanade closed last Friday by Portland Parks & Rec will be off limits to the public for at least another month. City officials say the closure of the section about 500 feet north of the Morrison Bridge...   More
 
Monday, November 9, 2009 by JONATHAN CROWL

Fan Opinion Split on PSU's Jerry Glanville



Far from the spotlight of Oregon and Oregon State's football teams, Portland State played its final home game of the 2009 season Saturday. And like much of this season -the third for Jerry Glanville as the Vikings coach-it ended in...   More
 
Sunday, November 8, 2009 by JONATHAN CROWL

As The Crappy Weather Arrives, Portland Shelters Make Room for More Homeless




At the same time that the heavy wind and rain roll in to Portland, Multnomah County is announcing this year's plan to provide shelter for those caught in the fall and winter storms to come.

Nearly 600 shelter beds are available year-round for families, adults, youth and those fleeing domestic violence. But up to 422 beds will...   More
 
Thursday, November 5, 2009 by JONATHAN CROWL

Gimme A Break

Earl Blumenauer’s bill pays people to ride their bikes to work, but not everyone’s cashing in yet.


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When U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer got the Bicycle Commuter Act passed in October 2008, the Oregon Democrat said he expected widespread use of the financial incentive aimed at getting more commuters to ri ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

Trail Blazers Want You To Imagine JumpTown




The Portland Development Commission wants development concepts for Memorial Coliseum, and Portland's NBA franchise has an idea: using the arena as one of the centerpieces of a "mixed-use sports and entertainment district" known as JumpTown, according to a press release fro...   More
 
Monday, November 2, 2009 by JONATHAN CROWL

Why Portland's Bike Master Plan May Be In For A Bumpy Ride At Planning Commission




While Portland's bicycle master plan is promoted by some as North America's most ambitious and innovative bike plan, George Crandall is ready to put the plan's authors in their place.

Crandall, the prin...   More
 
Monday, October 26, 2009 by JONATHAN CROWL

Writing on Water: Paddlesport Enthusiasts Form Giant "350" on Willamette River




The Willamette River in downtown Portland was just one of thousands of locations worldwide where the climate awareness campaign known as "350 Day" took center stage on Saturday.

"350 Day" is the product of a published report by NASA climatologist James Hansen, which conclud...   More
 
Monday, October 26, 2009 by JONATHAN CROWL

Why Lars Larson Will Be Around For a Good While




If you wake up in Portland every morning hoping to discover that video has finally killed the radio star, you'd best crawl back into bed for the next five years. Lars Larson has signed a five-year deal with Alpha Broadcasting's KXL...   More
 
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 by JONATHAN CROWL
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