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Where and When to Let Off Steam About Bagby Hot Springs

For those wanting to weigh in on the debate over Bagby Hot Springs, take note that there will be a public meeting next week to discuss Bagby's future....   More
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 by STACY BROWNHILL

Secession Digression

150 years after the Civil War: An independent Oregon?

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If you’re an Oregonian who doesn’t refer to the Civil War as the “War of Northern Aggression,” you may not know or care that 2011 is the 150th anniversary of the Confederacy&rs ...   More
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 STACY BROWNHILL

Donate! Multnomah County Food and Clothing Drive

Here's an easy way to help folks get through the winter cold.

Multnomah County Chairman Jeff Cogen and Commissioners Loretta Smith, Diane McKeel and Judy Shiprack announced a winter food and warm clothing drive today, benefiting the ...   More
Monday, January 3, 2011 by STACY BROWNHILL

Backlash Against Boy Scouts in Laurelhurst Over Christmas Tree Pickup (UPDATED with Boy Scouts comment)

Some Laurelhurst residents don't want their neighbors to support one of the Boy Scouts of America's local holiday season traditions—picking up Christmas trees for recycling.

The objections in this "Dear Neighbors"    More
Thursday, December 30, 2010 by STACY BROWNHILL

Three Things You Should Know as 2011 Approaches

WW would like to offer you, dear reader, three New Year's particulars to keep you on your game tomorrow night:

1. Bar hopping? TriMet's bus and MAX service will be free after 8 pm. And MAX trains will run until 3 am.

2. Spending big? N...   More
Thursday, December 30, 2010 by STACY BROWNHILL

An Unhappy Holiday Note

Here's a troubling reminder that the holidays have a downside: Oregon Partnership says its suicide crisis line staff performed five suicide rescues last week in a two-hour period.

Whether ...   More
Monday, December 20, 2010 by STACY BROWNHILL

Acupuncture, Massages and a Whole Lot More for Homeless People

A heads-up to folks on the streets this holiday: Ncompass, a Portland-based nonprofit, will host its second Annual Christmas Festival for the Homeless under the Morrison Bridge this Sunday Dec. 19 from 11 am to 3 pm....   More
Thursday, December 16, 2010 by STACY BROWNHILL

Turn in a Gun This Saturday, At Least Get a Burger

Got unwanted firearms laying around? You can turn them in this Saturday, Dec. 18 at the annual Gun Turn-In event sponsored by Ceasefire Oregon and the City of Portland.

Operable or inoperable guns will...   More
Thursday, December 16, 2010 by STACY BROWNHILL

Merkley's "Animal Crush Videos" Bill Signed into Law

Here's something to take your mind off the political infighting in Washington DC for a second.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010 by STACY BROWNHILL

Oregon's Contribution to Peace on Earth

Oregon ranks No. 4 among states for the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers per capita, according to lists released today detailing the top citi...   More
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 by STACY BROWNHILL
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