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Dr. Know: Moth Attack!

Dr. Know
What are these small brown house moths that are taking over my house? I have killed many, eradicated any open food sources and conducted seances, and yet they still are plaguing my house. What are    More
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Mounted Patrol Manure

Dr. Know
Speaking of horse cops (Dr. Know, May 25, 2011), who cleans up the enormous turds the horsies leave on streets, sidewalks and bike lanes? —Ben Sometimes I wonder if all this dwelling on enormous t   More
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 MARTY SMITH

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

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