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Faking It

Internet killed the laminator.

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“Pete” made thousands selling fake IDs. Using a laminator, basic Photoshop skills and a roll of double-sided tape, he charged University of Portland students up to $100 for cards that cost $   More
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 CODY NEWTON

Boarding by the Ban

Can Arlington Heights ban skateboarding down the Zoobomb run?

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Robin McGuirk is taking what he fears may be his last ride down Southwest Fairview Boulevard. It’s 1 pm on June 26 and the 35-year-old owner of Eastside Longboards is cruising down the West Hi   More
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 CODY NEWTON

Hotseat: Jack Sim

One man’s quest to give the world a toilet.

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Jack Sim wants people to admit they poop. Sim, 55, a successful Singaporean construction executive, is the founder of the nonprofit World Toilet Organization. It’s OK, please laugh—Sim says    More
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 CODY NEWTON

Schools Miss Out on $40 Million in Energy Savings


An audit by the State of Oregon has found school districts missed out on $40 million of potential energy savings by an ineffective use of money intended to help them save energy.The audit found that during 2009 and 2010, schools received $15.7 million for energy efficiency measures, such as imp...   More
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 by CODY NEWTON

Death on the Streets: About One Homeless Person a Week Dies in Multnomah County


The Multnomah County Health Department and Street Roots Community Newspaper have released a report regarding homeless deaths in 2011.

The report, Domicile Unknown, reveals that one person experiencing homelessness died nearly every week last year in Multnomah County. This is the first review by the Multnomah C...   More
Friday, April 27, 2012 by CODY NEWTON
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