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"Zoobombers" endure scrapes with law and street to mark their third anniversary.

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After surviving hassles by cops, TriMet and residents in the West Hills, where they zoom through at speeds of 35+ mph, Portland's Zoobombers celebrate their third anniversary this week.But the bike cl ...   More
Wednesday, August 24, 2005 Brandon Hartley


Ritzy residences rail against possible streetcar extension.

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While the Portland Streetcar grinds toward South Waterfront, the line's potential further extension is generating "not in my backyard'' shouts from well-heeled residents along the Willamette River.The ...   More
Wednesday, August 3, 2005 Brandon Hartley


Investigating Portland's not-quite-exposed fusion of lounge pastimes.

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It's 1 am, and I'm on a smoke-filled stage wearing a stranger's bra. I have to work in the morning, but instead of getting some much-needed shut-eye, I'm spitting out the words to Guns N' Roses' "Swee ...   More
Wednesday, August 3, 2005 Brandon Hartley


Guardian Angels try patrols for a third time in Portland.

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When a drug house opened last summer in Sellwood, resident Michael McDaniel repeatedly called police and took down license plates before cops shut down the operation in November.But the 41-year-old st ...   More
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 Brandon Hartley

The Minimum Gauge

Two out of three Oregon corporations pay only the minimum $10 income tax.

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As the state Legislature engages in its biennial budget fandango, here's a sour note: Two out of three large Oregon corporations pay only the $10 minimum corporate income tax.That state minimum-less t ...   More
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 Brandon Hartley


Portland Timbers mascot lets 'er rip.

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Jim Serrill comes across most days as a mild-mannered fellow who trims trees around town. But during soccer season, Serrill transforms into "Timber Jim,'' the Portland Timbers' chainsaw-cranking masco ...   More
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 Brandon Hartley

Portland Teachers Credit Union

Rogue of the Week
Account-holders at Portland Teachers Credit Union may want to heed a Roguish lesson one couple came away with after its dealings with Oregon's largest credit union.That lesson, courtesy of Scarlett an ...   More
Wednesday, May 4, 2005 Brandon Hartley

Not So Neighborly

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Six recovering sex offenders. One unsupervised house. Hundreds of angry neighbors.Those three combustible ingredients from one Hillsboro neighborhood have now drifted into the Legislature, where two l ...   More
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Brandon Hartley

Papal Pickings

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It's all over but the smoke and shouting in Vatican City. But in case this Ratzinger fellow doesn't work out, Oregon has its own stable of candidates for the next time around. Here's a local to-call l ...   More
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 Brandon Hartley

Return of the Jedi

Video warriors go for broke in Chinatown.

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There's no time for a trip to the bathroom or a sip of water. Brandon Erickson has just steered his X-Wing into the belly of the most powerful space station in the galaxy. Wall-mounted cannons spew fi ...   More
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 Brandon Hartley
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