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Polluter Scooters

What's worse: breathing the fumes of an SUV or a two-stroke scooter?

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With temperatures rising like gas prices, scooters may seem the perfect mode of transportation.You get up to 100 miles per gallon, on top of the hipster factor and the feel of the wind in your hair. B ...   More
Wednesday, August 9, 2006 Erika-leigh Goodwin

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Rogue of the Week
One week, you're featured in WW; the next, you're nominated as a Rogue of the Week.That's the story arc for Spun DJ Academy (Local Cut, WW, March 29, 2006), but with a big twist: The Rogue turns out t ...   More
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 Erika-leigh Goodwin

Who's Dirty And Who's Clean

Portland janitors say one building bigwig has washed his hands of their problems.

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For the past 18 months, about a dozen custodians have regularly gathered downtown during lunch to hand out leaflets outside the buildings they clean.Their demands: a living wage and affordable health ...   More
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 Erika-leigh Goodwin

Great Gear

Goods from Northwest-based companies for those of us who like to do it outside.

1. DRAFT DODGERSWhen you're riding on the trail, there are a couple of key rules: (a) if you keep pedaling, you can probably roll over it; and (b) dehydration is for suckers. To help you remain sucker ...   More
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 Erika-leigh Goodwin

Puff, Puff, Pass (The Petition)

Supporters of a initiative to ease marijuana enforcement say they're more than halfway to their signature goal.

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A ballot initiative to give many adult-related marijuana offenses the lowest enforcement priority of Portland police got top priority at a local pot legalization group's annual rally last weekend.Orga ...   More
Wednesday, May 10, 2006 Erika-leigh Goodwin

Blog Blasphemy

Portland couple's Web postings get them in death-defying trouble in Pakistan.

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Local bloggers Tracy Twyman and Brian Albert should probably cross Pakistan off their list of travel plans.The Portland couple's website (www.plusultrablog.com) appears to have made a "dirty dozen" li ...   More
Wednesday, March 29, 2006 Erika-leigh Goodwin
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