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Take a "Peak" at Portland's Alternative Oil Use Plans

In the next chapter of the city's stated committment to cut down our oil and natural gas consumption (see our Feb. 22, 2006 cover story, "My Name is Randy, and I'm Addicted to Oil," and our follow-up Dec. 27 piece,    More
Thursday, January 18, 2007 by Lance Kramer

Q&A with Paranoid Park author Blake Nelson

In a genre historically populated by unsoiled Boxcar Children and virgin Babysitter's Clubs, author Blake Nelson's young adult stories tackle sex, death, broken families, teenage isolation, punk rock, grunge and drugs, in narratives almost always set in the Rose City. Nelson's ne...   More
Wednesday, January 17, 2007 by Lance Kramer

SNOW-POCALYPTO 2007: Roads Closed. Villagers TRAPPED.

With the afternoon commute just getting started, the city still has a laundry list of road closures to announce. For those who trucked it out to work today and still have to brave it back home, here's the latest closures (and re-openings) as of 3:15 PM.

Current Road Closures
Tuesday, January 16, 2007 by Lance Kramer

Share Tram Tips with Sam

With the grand opening for the new OHSU tram less than two weeks away, the city needs to set an official introductory fare by Friday. Think four bucks is too much to shell out for a ride in the sky? Should Tri-met transfers be accepted? Who should pay the majority of the yearly bills—the...   More
Monday, January 15, 2007 by Lance Kramer

Downtown anti-war protests heat up, next up: Pioneer Square @ 6

Moveon.org expects families to gather tonight at 6 pm @ Pioneer Courthouse Square, for what organizers are calling an "...   More
Thursday, January 11, 2007 by Lance Kramer

My Name is Earl...

...and I am NOT a skater punk. For anyone who got the impression from the front page of Wednesday's Oregonian that Rep. Earl Blumenauer, the East Side's emissary to Washington, had become the first Congressman able to do a nosegrind and ollie on the way to the Capitol building...sorry. An aid...   More
Thursday, January 11, 2007 by Lance Kramer

You know what they say about big feet...(updated)

That they can lead to death? That's right. Well, sort of...if you're an Asian elephant at the Oregon Zoo, that is. Congratulations to the Zoo, for making its way onto In Defense of Animals (IDA)'s 2006 list of “Ten Worst Zoos fo...   More
Wednesday, January 10, 2007 by Lance Kramer

Jewish Fed Settles Expense Slip-Up

The Jewish Federation of Portland settled $1200 in fines with the state's Standards and Practices Commission Friday, after being under review for incorrectly filing an expense report related to a trip to Israel with Oregon legislators it sponsored in 2005.

The trip, taken in Nove...   More
Monday, January 8, 2007 by Lance Kramer

Greenlick recovering from emergency surgery

State Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland) transferred to a rehabilitation center earlier today, to undergo intensive physical therapy following an emergency knee surgery Dec. 28.

But the 71-year-old Greenlick tells WWire that he will still be in Salem next Monday, for the officia...   More
Thursday, January 4, 2007 by Lance Kramer

New Year's Trouble at The Old Library

Portland police arrested 60-year-old Lenny Davidson on New Year's Day after responding to a burglary call at The Old Library Studio in Northeast. Police spotted Davidson exiting the building...   More
Thursday, January 4, 2007 by Lance Kramer
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