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Driving in the Snow: Don't Say You Weren't Warned

With the season's first pre-snow panic surfacing in next week's forecast for Portland, we present our annual reminder below about Portlanders' driving abilities in the snow.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 by HANK STERN

Capt. Mark Kruger Gets Disciplined

The discipline cases are rolling out of the Portland Police Bureau today.

Hours after Police Chief Mike Reese announced the    More
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 by HANK STERN

Fan Protest Over Comcast Scheduled Before Thursday Night's Blazers Game

Another Trail Blazers season, another year that many Portland fans throughout the Northwest can't see the team on their cable system unless they have Comcast.

The Washington, DC-based Sports Fans Coaliton is back to protest this virtual Blazers blackout in much of the region by organizing a fan protest outside the Rose Garden this Thursday, Nov. 19 18 at 6:30 pm before the Blazers' home game against Denver. And the group is gathering signatures at this online petition to give to the Oregon Legislature. Here's the group's news release:
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010 by HANK STERN

Something Peter DeFazio and Eric Cantor Can Agree On

House Majority Leader-to-be Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) don't agree on much that comes before Congress.

But there's apparently at least one piece of concord between the two congressmen—neither wants Congress wasting its tim...   More
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 by HANK STERN

Don't Challenge Kyle Singler to a Game of H-O-R-S-E

If you have two minutes to kill and can stomach Duke basketball, watch this video of Blue Devil Kyle Singler (h/t to Deadspin) app...   More
Monday, November 15, 2010 by HANK STERN

Onion Reports A "Shattering" Greg Oden Development

While we await tonight's Portland Trail Blazers game against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder, here's some "troubling" news about Greg Oden, th...   More
Friday, November 12, 2010 by HANK STERN

DeFazio Takes On Pelosi

U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) bragged in this TV campaign ad back in September that he "took on Bush and Pelosi."

Now, barely a week...   More
Thursday, November 11, 2010 by HANK STERN

Greg Walden on How Republicans Will Go After Health Care Reform

Elections do matter. Now that last week's elections have given Republicans control of the U.S. House next year. Rep. Greg Walden—the only GOP member of the Oregon congressional delegation—has a lot of juice as head of his party's transition committee. And he...   More
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 by HANK STERN

Diane Downs' Latest Parole Hearing is Next Month

For those of you keeping track of convicted child murderer Diane Downs, she's up for another parole hearing Dec. 10.

Downs, perhaps Oregon's most notorious female convict, shot her three yo...   More
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 by HANK STERN

Remembering Maurice Lucas: He "Bullied the Bullies"

The loss of Maurice Lucas made several large men weep on Monday.

But their recollections of the former Portland Trail Blazer power forward—and later an...   More
Monday, November 8, 2010 by HANK STERN
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