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An Easy Way for Homeowners to Demand Their Mortgage Docs

With the recent announcement by Bank of America and GMAC Mortgage that they would resume "robo-signer" foreclosures in 23 states, one website is telling homeowner...   More
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 by Jason Slotkin

Reduce River Pollutants and Win Prizes

Contest alert: The Oregon Environmental Council has started a Love Your River campaign that aims to encourage Oregon residents to change everyday habits that damage the state's rivers.

Participants in what will be a seri...   More
Sunday, October 17, 2010 by Jason Slotkin

Invasive Plant Warning: Pokeweed

The City of Portland is calling for vigilance in preventing the spread of pokeweed—an invasive and toxic plant (with a great name).

Pokeweed, a perennial berry-producing plant, has been spotted by more than one Portland resident, according to the Bureau of Environmental Services.

The pla...   More
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 by Jason Slotkin

Your Voter Registration Reminder: Deadline is Oct. 12

We have spent a good portion of the past few weeks interviewing candidates, vetting their claims, and putting together our Oct. 13 endorsement issue so that you, our readers, will be savvy Oregon voters come the Nov. 2 election. But to be savvy voters, you first need to be reg...   More
Thursday, October 7, 2010 by Jason Slotkin

Wanted: Uninsured Oregonians

About 643,000 Oregonians lack medical coverage—roughly one in six state residents.

And the Oregon Center for Public Policy notes today that there's a good chance for those uninsured Oregonians with few resources to apply to the Department of Health Se...   More
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 by Jason Slotkin

Update: Bowlers Donate $2,700 to Struggling Family Featured in 2007 WW Cover Story

A quick update on Friday's blog post about Veverly Campbell, who is fighting to keep her Northeast Portland home of nearly 24 years from possible forecl...   More
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 by Jason Slotkin

Portland Catholics Skip Morning Mass to Pray For Ordination of Women

Hundreds of Portland Catholics passed on morning Mass today to gather at the rain-soaked Park Blocks near Shemanski fountain for over 90 minutes of songs, prayers, and testimonials calling for greater inclusion of women within the Catholic church.

The local...   More
Sunday, September 26, 2010 by Jason Slotkin

Fund-raiser For Family Featured in 2007 WW Cover Story

Back in 2007, freelance writer Nancy Rommelmann interviewed several of her neighbors as part of a    More
Friday, September 24, 2010 by Jason Slotkin

Mass Defection

Why local Catholics are protesting by skipping morning services this Sunday.

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When a Vatican spokesman last July compared the inclusion of women in priesthood to pedophilia, an 80-year-old Irish grandmother called for Catholics all over Ireland to skip Mass on Sept. 26. On Aug. ...   More
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Jason Slotkin

Census Bureau Sends $6.95 Plaques to WW and about 58,999 others

Look what we got recently! It's a plaque from the United States Census Bureau!

The Census Bureau tells us in an email the plaque cost $6.95 and that it sent 135 of these plaques to organizations in Portland as a token of gratitude for helping out with this past cens...   More
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 by Jason Slotkin
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