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City Will Begin Citing Last Thursday Street Musicians for Playing Too Loud


Turn down the banjo and put a muffler on that didgeridoo: Mayor Charlie Hales' office will this week begin citing street musicians for noise violations at Last Thursday.

"We're going to start enforcing the noise this month," says Hales spokesman Dana Haynes. "We're going start having [noise officer] Paul Van Orden going out and telling people, 'Here's how loud your ...   More
Monday, June 23, 2014 by AARON MESH

City of Portland Will Pay Someone $72,000 a Year to Manage Its Racetrack


Attention, grease monkeys: The City of Portland needs a new racetrack manager.

Portland Parks & Recreation is    More
Friday, June 20, 2014 by AARON MESH

XRAY.FM Will Merge With KZME, Making Progressive Talk Radio Audible in Downtown Portland


Nonprofit rock-and-talk radio startup XRAY.FM plans to merge with local music station KZME.FM this summer, doubling its signal reach.

That means XRAY.FM's    More
Thursday, June 19, 2014 by AARON MESH

Oregon Zoo Veterinarian: "We Will Never Know" What Killed Six Endangered Monkeys

Summary report confirms stress after 50-hour van trip from Harvard.


Oregon Zoo officials released a report today saying "we will never know" what killed six endangered monkeys shipped to the zoo last month from Harvard Medical School.

The summary report from zoo veterinarian Tim Storms comes five days af...   More
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by AARON MESH

Science and Industry

OMSI eyes becoming a real-estate developer. Its neighbors fear a Pearl District 2.0.

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For more than half a century, School Specialty Co. of Oregon has operated behind green loading docks at Southeast Taylor Street and 3rd Avenue, making cheerleader pompoms.    More
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 AARON MESH

Flashback: Watching the World Cup with Portland's Ghanaian Immigrants

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This afternoon, the United States takes part in what's becoming a quadrennial tradition: playing Ghana in the World Cup.

The match-up went badly for the U.S. squad four years ago—when the Black Stars stunned Landon Donovan and a resurgent Yankee team in the knockout round.

But that result delighted some Portlanders. In 2010, I wrote a WW   More
Monday, June 16, 2014 by AARON MESH

Oregon Zoo Monkeys Probably Died of Shock After Traveling 50 Hours in a Van

Keepers question whether living in plastic coolers contributed to tamarins' deaths.


The six cotton-top tamarins found dead at the Oregon Zoo last month probably died of stress-related shock after traveling for at least 50 hours in a van from the East Coast, zoo records say.

Zoo officials then put the endangered monkeys in plastic picnic coolers with air holes cut in them at the zoo's veterinary facility—a practice questioned by primate keepers...   More
Friday, June 13, 2014 by AARON MESH

Harvard Medical School Says It's Not to Blame for Monkey Deaths At Oregon Zoo

Primate keeper suggests tamarins might have died from "off-gassing" in plastic coolers.


Harvard Medical School released a statement this afternoon, saying the endangered monkeys it shipped in a van to the Oregon Zoo "arrived safely and in good condition."

Six of the nine cotton-top tamarins died in the zoo's quarantine on May 24.    More
Friday, June 13, 2014 by AARON MESH

MAP: Where Would the New, Billion-Dollar Light-Rail Tunnels Go?


Regional officials are starting to blanch at the potential costs of drilling a new light-rail tunnel into the West Hills.

As WW reported Tuesday, Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick ...   More
Thursday, June 12, 2014 by AARON MESH

Why Name the Reynolds High School Shooter?

Recent shootings in Canada reveal a different approach by the news media.


A day after a freshman at Reynolds High School shot and killed fellow student Emilio Hoffman in the gymnasium boy's locker room, Troutdale police began releasing new information about the school shooting.

Among the new details: Police named the 15-ye...   More
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by AARON MESH

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