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Dr. Know: PPS Property Problem


Dr. Know
Portland Public Schools owns so many vacant properties—why don’t they sell some off? Or at least lease them out to raise funds for the repairs and upgrades that they seek? —Cynthia V. Ah, Cynt   More
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Mt. Hood Freeway?


Dr. Know
In at least two spots near where I-5 meets I-84, would-be traffic lanes overhead stand half-completed, as if freeway builders ran out of money halfway through the job. What’s the deal? —James An   More
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Portland Mounted Patrol


Dr. Know
Why, in 2011, does Portland still have cops on horseback? Do we have a big problem with rustlers downtown these days? Or are these super-horses that can chase down speeders?  How much are we pa   More
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Se Habla MAX?


Dr. Know
The recordings on MAX are only in Spanish and English. What about Russian and Vietnamese, if they’re really trying to “honor” non-English speakers? Won’t this discourage other groups from r   More
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Half-Staff


Dr. Know
Driving to work on Monday [May 2], I noticed that the flags on the Fremont Bridge were at half-staff. Given that weekend’s news, I have to wonder: Did this have anything to do with the death of O   More
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Ghost Bikes


Dr. Know
I’ve seen at least three white bicycles adorned with flowers tethered to poles around Portland and Milwaukie. What gives? Do the bikes represent a location where a cyclist was hit by a car? An art   More
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Goodwill Gouging?


Dr. Know
I’ve noticed Goodwill’s prices rising during this recession—in some cases, you could buy something new for about the same cost. And now they’ve opened a “Goodwill Boutique” on Hawthorne.   More
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Scabies!!


Dr. Know
All right, Dr. Know, I got fucking scabies. What do I do? Do I buy a cream for it at Walgreens? Or can I cure it with sulfur and tick spray, like the Internet claims? And finally, does this mean I   More
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Vancouverites Cometh


Dr. Know
I’ve always been puzzled about the economic matrices of people who work in Portland and live in Vancouver. Do they create a net economic gain or loss for our city and state? —When Yaks Attack Va   More
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: TriMet Fuzz?


Dr. Know
I recently saw a TriMet bus zooming up Southeast Powell Boulevard with the word “Police” where the route name and number usually are. Was the driver trying to signal that I should call the cops   More
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 MARTY SMITH
 

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