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Free Geek Not Alone In Theft Ordeal

It looks like Free Geek isn't the only nonprofit the victim of recent theft. Some heartless individual broke into the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) Monday, November 12, making off with the staff computer, which houses the catalogue for the 5,500-title zine library. The burglars also took some monitors and couch cushion covers from the lobby.

“They had to know...   More
Monday, November 20, 2006 by Julie Sabatier

New Powell’s in Cedar Hills Crossing

The brand, spanking new Powell's location is nestled between Ross Dress for Less and G.I. Joe's Sports and Auto at the Cedar Hills Crossing mall in Beaverton.

The 32,500-square-foot store was brightly lit and well-stocked for Friday's grand opening. Smells of fresh paint and new wood wafted over the bustling emporium as Beaverton residents grazed on a selection of cheeses, meats, ...   More
Monday, November 20, 2006 by Julie Sabatier

HOT ACTION: Lauren Regan, director of the Civil Liberties Defense Center

Hot Action, a post running on wwire each Tuesday that aims to explore political action and activists, debuts this week with Lauren Regan, director of the Civil Liberties Defense Center in Eugene, Oregon.

Regan works on the legal team defending Joyanna Zacher, Nathan Block, Daniel McGowan and Jonathan Paul. Those four people pled guilty to arson and conspiracy charges last ...   More
Tuesday, November 14, 2006 by Julie Sabatier

Out Of Africa

Portlanders shine a spotlight on the Ethiopian crisis.

News Stories
Add U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer to the growing list of Portlanders trying to do something about a recent, harrowing report of human-rights violations in Ethiopia."This Ethiopian tragedy is a slow train ...   More
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 Julie Sabatier

News Junkie

Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling was sentenced to 24 years in the slammer last week for his part in the scandal that brought down the energy giant and cost many Americans their life savings. Skilling sa ...   More
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 Julie Sabatier

Harsh Words

Author Stephen Elliott likes to be hurt. Really.

Author Stephen Elliott is a bottom, and he's not ashamed to talk about it. The San Francisco-based writer splashed onto the literary scene two years ago with Happy Baby, his confessional novel about j ...   More
Wednesday, October 25, 2006 Julie Sabatier

Laura Brown

Life in Dignity Village through the eyes of one longtime resident.

Q & A
Five years after its informal start under the Fremont Bridge, Dignity Village has transformed into a self-governing community now negotiating a formal lease with the city for space through at least 20 ...   More
Wednesday, January 11, 2006 Julie Sabatier
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