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The Legislature's Worried About This Shit?

We've all felt like Renton in Trainspotting at some point. You know — that moment when you absolutely had to find a bathroom immediately. People with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's...   More
Thursday, March 5, 2009 by Joshua Bolkan

This Doctor Is Waiting

Uninsured parents aren't the only people waiting to see if Gov. Ted Kulongoski's plan to provide medical coverage for children passes.

Last July...   More
Thursday, February 26, 2009 by Joshua Bolkan

Oregon Historical Society Research Library Is Nearly History

The Oregon Historical Society's research library will be drastically reducing its hours to the public.

Here's part of the email that went out this week to the library's supporters

Dear friend...   More
Thursday, February 26, 2009 by Joshua Bolkan

So Ironic Facial Hair is a Bad Thing?

Graham Wiklund doesn't just want to know how many hipsters are in a given area. He wants to know exactly how much hipster funk they're giving off.

Wiklund is a biochemistry student at Portland State University. And when confronted with the “most hipste...   More
Monday, February 16, 2009 by Joshua Bolkan

Oregon's Unemployment Phone Lines Are Fully Employed

Out of work? Well, if you tried calling for your weekly unemployment payment on Sunday — the first day you can claim benefits for the previous week — you may have been out of luck, too.

Oregon's unemployment insurance system requires claimants to c...   More
Monday, February 9, 2009 by Joshua Bolkan

The End (of Oil) is Nigh

If you've had your fill of hope after Tuesday's inauguration, you might try washing it down with an hour of fear at the Bagdad Theater the next night.

John Kaufman (pictured above), a senior pol...   More
Monday, January 19, 2009 by Joshua Bolkan

Police Need Your Help in Solving The Murder of Former WW Staffer

Three months after former WW editorial assistant Reet Rana, 34, was found murdered in Humboldt County, Calif., police have announced a potential lead in their investigation.

Rana, who worked as an editorial assistant at WW in the late 1990s, was found Sept. 13 in the woods in Alderpoint, Calif. His body was discovered three days after his burned-out 1996 Saab had turned up 100 miles...   More
Monday, January 5, 2009 by Joshua Bolkan

Demonstrators Protest Latest Violence in Gaza

“I don't call my family because I don't want to hear what they're going through. It hurts.”

That's how Kanaan Kanaan (pictured above), a 43-year-old artist, summed up the frustration he feels about being a Pa...   More
Sunday, January 4, 2009 by Joshua Bolkan

TriMet Wants Your Keys

Instead of falling into your car on New Year's Eve or paying for a cab, why not fall into a free ride on MAX or the bus? After 8 pm on New Year's Eve all TriMet MAX and bus lines will be free. The Blue and Yellow lines w...   More
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 by Joshua Bolkan

Antiwar Activist Resumes Her Fast Outside The Capitol This Christmas Eve

War protester Michelle Darr (above) seems to have lost her appetite again after her Dec. 10 meeting with Gov. Ted Kulongoski.

Darr and others got that meeting earlier this month with the governor after a 40-day fast and vigil o...   More
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 by Joshua Bolkan
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