Don’t renters pay property tax (indirectly) through rent?
In your column on 911 services [“Dr. Know,” WW,
Dec. 14, 2011], you say renters don’t pay property taxes. I’m sure you
realize those taxes are passed on to renters in the form of rent. Tho
Any way to get rid of all that Christmas-morning packaging?
So far, biweekly trash pick-up is working for me. But
the holidays are coming, and I’m pretty sure the Styrofoam from an Xbox
would fill my whole trash bin. Is there any way to get rid of all th
How much do the rest of us pay for chronic 911 callers?
My building gets eight to 10 emergency visits from
Portland Fire & Rescue each week, usually for the same three or four
residents. How much do the rest of us pay for that care? Do 911 caller
On a sunny day, look up and you may see a contrail,
which is a normal vapor trail that dissipates as quickly as a jet
passes. Then there are chemtrails, which hang up there all day and
Will my incandescent Christmas lights destroy the planet?
Like a good Portlander, I’ve replaced my old,
power-sucking incandescent bulbs with modern CFLs. My Christmas lights,
however, are still incandescent. Do I care? How hard am I raping the
If Pioneer Courthouse Square is “Portland’s living room,” the old Pioneer Courthouse itself seems more like the dark, scary attic that no one ever goes into. It’s a striking building, but what
Why don’t incandescent light bulbs last forever?
Don’t hang on, Tom—nothing lasts forever but the Earth and
sky. Still, I suspect you want me to put down the bong and answer your
Paper or plastic?
You’re clearly a wiseass, Nick, but I do admire your
brevity. I’ll assume, charitably, that you’re not just flinging
linguistic poo at the answer monkey and you re