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April 20, 1985: Portland’s first female police chief falls from grace…

40th Anniversary
The Ruby Dragon sells crystals, chakras, sage for smudging rituals—everything to meet your metaphysical needs. The owner of the Morro Bay, Calif., shop is a trained crystal healer, color therapi   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 BRENT WALTH, SAMI EDGE

UPDATED: University of Oregon Accuses KATU of Misrepresenting Facts In Its Reporting on Rape Allegations Against Three Ex-Ducks Basketball Players

KATU fires back with evidence UO delayed action against players to protect its NCAA academic rating


The University of Oregon says Portland news station KATU has "misrepresented" in a stinging Sept. 8 report on how the school handled rape allegations against three men's basketball players.KATU's Sept. 8    More
Thursday, September 11, 2014 by SAMI EDGE

Ranger Danger

Park rangers seek higher wages and better training as the city questions their worth.

City Hall
It’s not the first time Dustin Meyer and Angela Wilson have caught the man drinking with his pals in the South Park Blocks. The two Army green- and khaki-clad Portland park rangers stand betwe   More
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 SAMI EDGE

Street Talk

Community policing has come to Hawthorne Boulevard—and it seems to be working.

News Stories
After 32 years, Robert Proctor and his wife, Jocelyn, had gotten used to the “travelers”—the influx of homeless people who gathered each summer near their home next to the CD Gamexchange o   More
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 SAMI EDGE

Reed Alum and University of Phoenix Founder John Sperling dies at 93


John Sperling, a Reed College graduate and founder of the University of Phoenix, died in California on Friday, the New York Times reported yesterday. Details of his death have not yet b...   More
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 by SAMI EDGE

At TechFestNW, Innovator Sce Pike Affirms the Potential of an "Internet of Things"


As the Chief Experience Officer for Citizen, a Portland based technology consulting firm, Sce Pike determines what consumers need to help the industries giants improve user experience.At TechFestNW on Saturday,  Pike says she thinks it's feasible to have an Internet of Things (where electronics have their own p...   More
Saturday, August 16, 2014 by SAMI EDGE

At TechFestNW, Drone Creator Tad McGeer Takes on Myths and the Craft's Future


 “Go get yourself an eye patch and a camera, then walk around for as long as you can take it--I promise it won’t take very long,” Tad McGeer challenged the TechFestNW audience on Saturday afternoon. “See if you can spy on people.”His “test” is a response to the criticism that drones, or unmanned aircraft (UAC’s for short), are predominantly scary surveillance tools used...   More
Saturday, August 16, 2014 by SAMI EDGE

At TechFestNW, Startup Founders Charlie Brown and Sam Blackman Talk About "Selling the City Without Selling Out"


Portland's new wave of businessmen are ready to take on the challenge of "keeping Portland weird."That was the message at a Friday TechFestNW panel featuring Charlie Brown of Context Partners and <...   More
Friday, August 15, 2014 by SAMI EDGE

No Refuge From Cuts

The cost of dealing with undocumented children at the U.S.-Mexico border threatens money for refugee programs here.

Nefisa Alinur was 8½ months pregnant when she came to Portland from an Ethiopian refugee camp in 2011. Then 19, she left behind her entire family—her husband, parents and eight brothers and s   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 SAMI EDGE, SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Meet the Marijuana Moneymen

These eccentric billionaires have the cash that could legalize pot in Oregon.

What do a hedge-fund billionaire, an online sex-toy mogul and the nation’s most beloved expert on backpacking in Europe know about Oregon that voters here do not? That it should be legal for the   More
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 SAMI EDGE, REBECCA TURLEY
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