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Blog-Off Ends Today—With Bang Or Whimper?



The weirdest summer diversion in town has come to an end. In case you've been living in a cave, the Merc's Amy Ruiz and I are moderating an inexplicable but monumentally consequential duel between the blogs of the Portland    More
 
Friday, August 22, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Blumenauer Aide Responds To SUV "Paparazzi" Pics


This morning Jack Bogdanski pointed readers to these "gotcha" pictures of the most train- and bike-friendly congressman in America, Portland's own Rep.    More
 
Friday, August 22, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Paulie Walnuts Of Bicycle Thieves Busted In Canada


"What exactly was he planning to do with 2,865 bicycles?" wonders The New York Times.
As th...   More
 
Thursday, August 21, 2008 by COREY PEIN

OK—What's A "Wilding"?



Guest Commentary By Alex DeLarge
When I viddied these gloopy bratchnies in the gazetta today, your humble narrator just had to guff.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008 by COREY PEIN

The O Finally Ready To Bring Website Into The Early 2000s


Lookit this: A preview of The Oregonian's much-needed website redesign.
"You'll want to bookmark OregonLive.com/news and come back several times a day," promises the promo copy. "[Pretty please?]"<...   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Street Race

Renaming rules create an accidental competition between Latino activists and sci-fi geeks.


News Stories
Last year’s to-do over the renaming of North Interstate Avenue for César E. Chávez wasn’t an experience you’d think Portland pols would want to repeat. The disastrous ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 COREY PEIN

Who Was Responsible For $3.1 Million Mistake? City Has No Clue


About half of the 1,800 pensioners enrolled in Portland's Fire and Police Disability and Retirement Fund have been getting overpaid by an average of $60 a month for more than a decade, city officials said this afternoon in a meeting with reporters.
Since 1995, when officials believe a "m...   More
 
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Gee, Thanks, Wal-Mart—World's Biggest Company May Donate One 421-Millionth Of Its Revenues To Portland


At its Wednesday meeting, the Portland City Council will likely approve a $900 grant application by the Police Bureau to    More
 
Monday, August 18, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Much-Anticipated Local Blog-Off Begins; Judge Says 'Eff The Olympics' (Updated)


Why, you ask? Because it's summer (or was until this thunderstorm). Because any Web traffic is good Web traffic. Because we can.
Portland Mercury newsie Amy Ruiz and I are judging what is al...   More
 
Monday, August 18, 2008 by COREY PEIN

You Could Make More Money Somewhere Else, But Then You Wouldn't Be Here


Poortland: It's not just a street in Amsterdam. It's a state of being.
Via    More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 by COREY PEIN
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