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Unhappy Campers

A stickler for City Hall process, Amanda Fritz takes a new tack with Right 2 Dream Too.

City Commissioner Amanda Fritz has always demanded that City Hall follow its own rules. She often railed against ex-Commissioner Randy Leonard’s backroom maneuvers and held up the City Council o   More
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 EMILY SCHIOLA

Man Suing Northeast Portland Tapas Bar After Backing His Benz Into Its Bull Statue

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A Portland man is suing Northeast Portland's Blue Agave restaurant, saying he punctured his Mercedes Benz on the tail of the tapas bar's life-size metal bull statue.

The suit, filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Wednesday, says when Paul Johnson tried to parallel park his Mercedes ML 350 in front of the restaurant at 2838 NE Glisan St., “his vehicle struck the sharp metal tail of t...   More
Thursday, September 12, 2013 by EMILY SCHIOLA

Veterans, Widows Say Portland Retirement Homes Drained Life Savings

Lawsuit alleges that Holiday Retirement Inc. promised benefits that never appeared


A lawsuit against a local chain of retirement homes alleges that Holiday Retirement Inc. bilked veterans and their widows, promising to help secure benefits to pay for their care—and then leaving them without their life savings when the money never came through.

The suit, filed last week in Multnomah County Circuit Court, says that representatives from Holiday's Portland-area retirement h...   More
Friday, September 6, 2013 by EMILY SCHIOLA

Portland State University Named As a Top 25 "LGBT Friendly" School

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Portland State University is one of the Top 25 "LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities,” according to the Huffington Post. The study was done by Campus Pride, a national organization working to make cam...   More
Thursday, August 22, 2013 by EMILY SCHIOLA

Portland Water Bureau Warns of Water Theft


Forget gas siphoning—there's a new wave of scofflaws hosing off another valuable resource: your water.The Portland Water Bureau issued a warning Wednesday warning of the dangers of exposed exterior water spigots. It says the culprits are usually squatters and adds senior citizens are often targets.
Tim Hall, spo...   More
Thursday, August 22, 2013 by EMILY SCHIOLA

NYT Takes a Tour of Phil Knight's UO Largess

Times' story looks at Duck football's $68 million training facility.


It’s hard to ignore Phil Knight’s influence on the University of Oregon campus—from the library named after his family, to the law school named for his dad, to the basketball arena named after Knight’s son. 
Those on the Eugene campus are always aware of what his cash has bought. But his latest endeavor—a $68 million,145,000-square-foot football training facility—...   More
Friday, August 2, 2013 by EMILY SCHIOLA
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