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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

Hood River Brewery Sues DUI Lawyers for Stealing Logo

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Hood River-based Full Sail Brewing Company, brewer of Session Lager and other beers, is suing an Atlanta-based law  firm called Sessions Law for trademark infringement and “ir...   More
Friday, July 11, 2014 by SAMI EDGE

Waterfront Blues Festival Boaters and City Of Portland Parks and Recreation Clash Over Dock Rules

North Breakwater Dock

It’s been a holiday tradition: Willamette River boaters within a stone’s throw from Waterfront Blues Festival’s South stage, jockeying for position as they claim their territory for the four-day event. Boats—from yachts to skiffs—sometimes arrive weeks early for the event, trying to hold space at anchor or along the North Breakwater public dock, just south of the Hawthorne Bridge....   More
Monday, June 30, 2014 by SAMI EDGE

Supreme Court Ruling On Protestor Buffer Zones Around Abortion Clinics Likely Won't Affect Oregon


A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that said buffer zones around abortion clinics in Massachusetts violated protestors' First Amendment rights probably won't have any impact on Oregon, abortion rights advocates say. The 2007 law created 35-foot buffers around entrances to Massachusetts' abortion clinics, was declared contrary to the first amendment. The state law was more ...   More
Thursday, June 26, 2014 by SAMI EDGE

Seeking Redemption

Neighbors of a proposed West Burnside site for bottle and can returns pop their tops.

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Every day, Rob Wolters sees a lot of the raw city life outside his condo at West Burnside Street and Southwest 18th Avenue that he says makes it interesting to live downtown: homeless people sleep   More
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 SAMI EDGE
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