Dell Parsons, the narrator of Richard Ford’s conflicted new novel, Canada
(Ecco, 432 pages, $27.99), tells us right off about the story’s major
event. His parents became unlikely bank robbers.
It seems like no one played soccer in Portland before
1975. The next year, kids crowded parks and fields to try this
undiscovered sport. My middle school was unprepared for the onslaught.
A fertilizer plant comes under criminal investigation after repeated ammonia leaks.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a
criminal investigation into a large leak of ammonia from a Columbia
County fertilizer plant in 2010 that went undetected for five days.
Police Chief Mike Reese, who's getting close to a bid for mayor, apologized this weekend for claiming that his officers are so busy dealing with Occupy Portland protesters that they had to leave a rape victim sitting unassisted for three hours.
Occupy Portland forced the city to face its persistent problems with homelessness.
The homeless were back occupying the spaces under the
Burnside Bridge on Monday, one day after their downtown real estate had
been reclaimed by the city over the weekend.
The city shut down the
The CRC’s backers want to use an obscure law for light rail to win approval for the freeway.
Backers of the $3.6 billion Columbia River Crossing are
working to keep the Interstate 5 bridge project from facing the same
scrutiny other highway projects do under Oregon’s land-use laws.
A Harvard economist says what we think about urban life may be wrong.
Go ahead, keep on thinking the world’s
big cities are dangerous and unhealthy, that they increase alienation
and poverty. Edward Glaeser wants you to know the truth.
Glaeser, a Harvard economist,
The state’s emergency radio project is dead, but its costs keep going up.
Earlier this year, Gov. John Kitzhaber made clear he
wanted to halt an ugly project he’d inherited when he took office: the
proposed statewide emergency radio system called the Oregon Wireless