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Forest Park Volunteers Build Clown Bridge in Ben Linder's Memory

Late-night celebrators claiming to have lost their senses after awaking on Birch Trail in Forest Park Saturday, April 21, should be informed that the sight of children darting in and out of the trees carrying buckets-full of dirt, sounds of banging hammers, Spanish shouting and the delicious aro...   More
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 by Kyle Cassidy

The art of a good vent

Disabled activist on a roll against PDX's art community.

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Award-winning artist Carole Patterson can't get her fire-engine-red electric scooter into many of the Portland galleries where she'd like to show her photography and woodblock printing. And she's sick ...   More
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 Kyle Cassidy

Remembering Ben

The notorious killing in Nicaragua of an engineer and clown from Portland still resonates after 20 years.

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On April 28, 1987, U.S.-backed "Contras" in Nicaragua killed Portlander Ben Linder—a mechanical engineer, juggler, clown, unicyclist and volunteer in a country that was a battlefield in the Cold ...   More
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 Kyle Cassidy

Jesus Ain't Square

Mel Gibson, eat your heart out.

A tie-die shirt wearin' Jesus is scheduled to make an appearance in Portland's "living room" Easter weekend. But don't expect the Christian savior to be playing h...   More
Thursday, March 29, 2007 by Kyle Cassidy

Phone home

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Think you're annoyed when your dinner is interrupted by a call from somebody in Indonesia trying to convince you to take out a second home mortgage? Consider how ticked you'd be if that caller had tak ...   More
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 Kyle Cassidy

Opal Creek Strikes Gold

Eureka! In 1859, Oregon miners struck gold in what is now the Opal Creek wilderness in the Willamette National Forest one hour east of Salem.

Now nearly 150 years later, the Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center is gaining renewed attention from Audubon ...   More
Thursday, March 8, 2007 by Kyle Cassidy

Anna's Labyrinth

The distant Iraq war hits home for a local boutique owner.

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Anna Totonchy owns a small but successful bridal boutique in Lake Oswego, far from the bloodshed in her native Iraq. In August she got a disturbing phone message from her older Muhamad in Baghdad, ex ...   More
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 Kyle Cassidy


Darius Hardwick wants his rig to nauseate and offend. It's working.

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It's Thursday morning and Darius Hardwick is driving his delivery truck around Portland, hoping to find a traffic jam. "We're quite content to be stuck," Hardwick says. "We're not really in a hurry to ...   More
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Kyle Cassidy

No More Sweat!!!

Commissioners will be the ones to break a sweat Monday as labor leaders, human-rights advocates and sweatshop workers turn up the heat on City Hall by rallying for an ordinance to champion workers' rights.

Demand for a “sweat-free” bill comes in response to the recent...   More
Sunday, February 18, 2007 by Kyle Cassidy

Holy Hedonism, Batman!

In the name of safe sex, PDX prepares to be dominated by passionate perverts and latex.

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Bored with the same old, same old this Valentine's Day Hang on a couple weeks until the Just Suck It Already safer-sex campaign hits town.On March 3, five women dressed in naughty latex nurse costume ...   More
Wednesday, February 14, 2007 Kyle Cassidy
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