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Oregon House Republicans Launch Campaign Web Site With a Cover Oregon Fiasco Mash-up

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Oregon House Republicans launched a new website today with a mash-up video poking fun at the Cover Oregon failure and its handling by Democratic leadership, including Gov. John Kitzhaber and House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland).
The House GOP are looking to overcome the 34-26 edge now held by Democrats. The Republicans'...   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by CAMBRIA ROTH

TriMet Reduces Youth Fare

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TriMet says it's cutting fares for riders under the age of 17. Single ticket rides will fall by 40 cents, to $1.25, and the monthly pass will be cut by $2, to $28. The lower fares take effect Sept. 1.The cut comes after a recent history for fare hikes by TriMet.The...   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by CAMBRIA ROTH

Small Comfort

A housing advocate calls for creating neighborhoods of tiny houses to address homelessness.


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Michael Withey recalls how Occupy Portland’s takeover of two downtown parks nearly three years ago was itself overrun by hundreds of homeless people. Withey came to believe that the homeless   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 CAMBRIA ROTH

Piling On

Pearl District residents get some sympathy—but no action—about the pounding next door.


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Patrice Hanson once had a quiet morning ritual: breathing exercises, reading inspirational books, meditation and then some tai chi. But today if Hanson breathes in BANG! or tries to study a BANG   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 CAMBRIA ROTH

Wipeout!

Jorge Guzman had an idea for a better surfboard. He says his instructor at Portland State University stole it.


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In a town filled with dazzling startups, few new businesses in Portland look as fun as Yana Surf. The company, founded last year by local entrepreneur Wilson Zehr, sells “heirloom-quality” b   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 CAMBRIA ROTH, BRENT WALTH

Back to the Garden

Multnomah County’s farmer tends the fields as his job is targeted for cropping.


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Jerry Hunter wants to get rid of the rabbits.  They come in waves at the Multnomah County CROPS Farm, across from McMenamins Edgefield, to gnaw the tops of the broccoli, carrots and cabbage   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 CAMBRIA ROTH

A Room With A Loo

When you have to go, web app Airpnp is supposed to help.


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The first time I walked up to the yellow house on the corner of Southeast Stark Street and 26th Avenue, I had to pee.  The door was ajar. When I knocked, only a dog answered. A sign on the wall   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 CAMBRIA ROTH

Crowdsourcing CPR

A new app will cost Portland’s Fire Bureau $108,000. It won’t save money, but will it save lives?


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Mayor Charlie Hales is asking the City Council to spend $108,000 on a smartphone app to notify Portlanders trained in CPR when someone nearby is having a heart attack.  The proposal is part   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 CAMBRIA ROTH
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