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Take Me to the River

Bring your own Bible: Party in Portland this weekend with evangelicals.

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The signs are all over buses, banners and billboards: A shot of a smiling, silver-maned man, next to a guitar or skateboard and the words “Free Event. Portland CityFest. Luis Palau. Waterfront P ...   More
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 Don Mcintosh

Red-Hot Tax Credits

The benefits of Multnomah County’s solar deal also shine on private investors.

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When the book is written on how America woke up to the threat of global warming, it will need a big chapter about the tax lawyers and CPAs who profited from the awakening. The impetus to invest in ren ...   More
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 Don Mcintosh

An Apple A Day

A proposal to insure Portland public-school students has a shaky diagnosis.

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In Portland—where voters supported a 2007 state tobacco tax increase to cover children’s health insurance—you might think children’s advocates would unite behind a new proposal ...   More
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 Don Mcintosh

Summer in the City

Onward to Portland, Christian soldiers.

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Beaverton-based global evangelist Luis Palau is ready to launch thousands of Christians on volunteer missions this summer to fight homelessness, hunger and blight in the Portland area. Last weekend, a ...   More
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Don Mcintosh

Pillow Fight

Portland Hilton’s union workers push a boycott of their own hotel.

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A union campaign urging a boycott of the Hilton Portland&Executive Tower hotel is starting to have some impact. The union counts at least 275 Hilton workers as members of Portland-based UNITE HERE Loc ...   More
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 Don Mcintosh

Driving is Lazy

It’s International Walk-to-School Day on Oct. 3. So why ARE SO MANY portland PARENTS still driving?

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Jacqueline Villnave had a tough first year at Sunnyside Environmental School. As an organizer with the city’s Safer Routes to School program, Villnave’s job is to advance the options of wa ...   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Don Mcintosh

Special Delivery

Troutdale may give FedEx $4 million to do what it was going to do anyway.

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Oregon will give one of America’s richest corporations a $4 million tax break if it relocates its regional hub on Swan Island to an east Multnomah County suburb. Under the plan, FedEx, which la ...   More
Wednesday, September 5, 2007 Don Mcintosh

Clash Of The Titans

Can Qwest really be the good guy when it comes to lower cable TV rates?

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Cable giant Comcast is about to find out what real competition looks like in the Portland metro area. And that may mean customers are about to experience a new phenomenon—lower bills. Starting ...   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 Don Mcintosh

Sitting Ducks

Employee safety complaints mount against an ATM service company.

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In spring 2006, Kurt Page got a $12-an-hour job at an armored car company in Oregon. Page thought it might be glamorous work—uniform, gun, hopping out of an armored car and scanning the perimet ...   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 Don Mcintosh

Sunday School

Reading, writing...and, on Sunday, religion in Portland Public Schools.

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If you thought prayer was banned in schools, think again—at least on Sundays. At least eight religious groups rent Portland Public Schools facilities on a weekly basis, bringing in nearly $170, ...   More
Wednesday, July 11, 2007 Don Mcintosh
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