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XRAY.FM Raises $40,000 in 9 Days

Donate more and the station gets a bathroom.

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Merry Christmas, Carl Wolfson.

Nonprofit radio startup XRAY.FM—which aims to return progressive talkers Wolfson and Thom Hartmann to Portland airwaves alongside local indie-rock shows—last week launched    More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by AARON MESH

Water and Sewer Spending Lawsuit Heads to Court in February

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The trials of the Portland Water Bureau are headed for a courtroom.

A Multnomah County Circuit Court judge will hold a summary judgment hearing Feb. 12 on four items in the $127 million lawsuit filed in 2011 over Portland's water and sewer bureau spending.

The timing of the first hearing is a key piece of political theater: It provides plenty of opportunity for ...   More
 
Monday, December 23, 2013 by AARON MESH

Portland International Airport Wants Court to Delay Debut of Clearcutting Ads

UPDATE: Judge says no delay; airport will display ad

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UPDATE, 4 pm: Port of Portland spokesman Steve Johnson tells WW the airport will display an anti-clearcutting ad as soon as environmental group Oregon Wild sends the poster.But Johnson says the Port plans to appeal the Multnomah County Circuit Court decision.
"We believe that if the Port were to accept and post political and religious advertising in the PDX ...   More
 
Friday, December 20, 2013 by AARON MESH

The Fan Who Wasn’t There

The Blazers are scorching. Why are seats empty at the Moda Center?


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A seat at the Portland Trail Blazers’ Dec. 12 home game against the Houston Rockets should have been a hot ticket. The matchup at the Moda Center featured the Blazers, the NBA’s hottest team,    More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 AARON MESH

Real Clear Science Ranks Portland's Fluoride Vote Among 2013's Top 10 "Junk Science" Events

Website places it alongside Bigfoot and mermaids.

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'Tis the season when media feels obligated to publish Top 10 lists ranking the year's cultural moments.

It is also, apparently, a chance for the science press to take one more kick at Portland for that fluoridation vote.

Real Clear Science, a national lab-rat news aggregator owned by Forbes, has released its list of the 10 events it dubs    More
 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 by AARON MESH

Novick Seeks $2.5 Million for Portland Bike Share's Second Phase

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City Hall still can’t get to phase one of its long-delayed Portland Bike Share, but City Commissioner Steve Novick is already making a play for money to fund phase two.

Novick is seeking $2.5 million from the Oregon Department of T...   More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by AARON MESH

Right 2 Dream Too Property Owner Says The City Has Offered to Buy His Land

UPDATE: PDC confirms $1.2 million appraisal

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UPDATE, 2:01 pm: Portland Development Commission spokesman Shawn Uhlman confirms the agency has given Michael Wright a $1.2 million initial appraisal for his land.
"That price could come down," Uhlman says. 
ORIGINAL POST, 11:51 am: The owner of the property that currently hosts homeless camp Right 2 Dream Too says he's received a verbal offer from the...   More
 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by AARON MESH

Can Brian Libby Save the Gas and Coke Building?

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Brian Libby is jumping into the Superfund muck—to save an abandoned gas plant.

The Portland architecture critic has a history of fighting for neglected landmarks, leading the campaign in 2009 to preserve Memor...   More
 
Monday, December 9, 2013 by AARON MESH

Blue Oregon Wants FCC to Pull KPOJ's License

Station now broadcasts Trail Blazers games

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Time has not healed all wounds from the killing of Portland progressive talk radio.

Even though local hosts Carl Wolfson and Thom Hartmann are    More
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 by AARON MESH

Novick, Hales Hunting for New Transportation Taxes and Fees

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When Mayor Charlie Hales took office last winter, he said Portland City Hall wouldn't pursue new taxes for streets and sidewalks until "after we show we mean it with black tar."

The city has patched 76 miles of streets this year, closing in on the may...   More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by AARON MESH
 

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