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I’m attending a MoveOn.org public meeting tonight (6:30 pm at Washington High!) about how to take on corporate lobbyists. I say we fight fire with fire: Couldn’t we liberal Portlanders h ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 MARTY SMITH

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I’ve seen lots of opinions about those photo traffic tickets that you receive by mail. First, are they enforceable, or can they be easily beaten? Second, do they go on your driving record? &md ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 MARTY SMITH

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Some old-timer from the ’90s told me that one year Portland basically didn’t have a summer because of some volcano. Well, here we are freezing in June, and there was that big volcano in ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 MARTY SMITH

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Lately I’ve seen a “Q” added to the end of “LGBT” in articles about the gay community. I’m guessing it stands for “queer,” but isn’t “quee ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 MARTY SMITH

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What is with the numerous four-way intersections in Southeast Portland that are lacking stop signs? Are we supposed to stop out of the goodness of our hearts? This has “accident waiting to hap ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 MARTY SMITH

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What portion, if any, of the $1.6 million city settlement to James Chasse’s family is subject to federal and state income taxes? How much will federal and state coffers be bolstered as a resul ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 MARTY SMITH

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Has there ever been a major oil spill in Oregon? Are we about due for one? I could go for some blackened salmon right about now.—Jared in Lake OHar de har har. You might think that, with no oi ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 MARTY SMITH

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Just sent you a photo of four passenger vehicles driving in what is supposed to be a buffered bike lane that opened on Southwest Stark Street in September. Does the city not ticket people for motori ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 MARTY SMITH

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The state just cashed my income-tax check, which means I’m out beer money for the next couple of months. Which brings me to my question—why is it that single people pay more in taxes (bo ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 MARTY SMITH

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I want to save paper (and the planet). I also want to support WW. Which is better for the bottom line: my reading the paper online with its lower publishing costs, or reading it on paper, which brin ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 MARTY SMITH
 

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