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Sad: More Layoffs At The Columbian


From The Portland Business Journal today:
The Columbian laid off about 20 people on Tuesday and Wednesday, the second round of layoffs for the Vancouver paper since February.
Eight newsro...   More
 
Thursday, July 10, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Testimony On CRC Looks Unlikely To Change Minds




It'll be disappointing if this scene isn't on TV tonight:
"You cannot stop the CRC, mortal!" shouted "Count Exxon," a young man dressed up in a black Grim Reaper's robe (and sandals). He was standing tod...   More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 by COREY PEIN

You Are What You Surf

What’s on Portland’s mind: Mom, Apple Pie or Ball Gags? Google lets us know.


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Defense lawyers for a Florida Internet pornographer are arguing in court that his websites (including justblowme.com and cumonherface.com) aren’t obscene because they don’t violate Pensaco ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 COREY PEIN

City Council On Kids' Health Care: OK...But Ask Your Father.


Depending on how you look at it, the Portland City Council today either took a bold step forward in providing health care for the city's estimated 12,000 uninsured kids, or rather slyly co-opted a successful, out-of-left field grassroots    More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Textual Criticism

MSG FM CMSR SAM: WHR R U GOING? WATCH THE ROAD!!1


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Portland Commissioner Sam Adams won’t cook you breakfast, but he wants to make your mornings a little easier. Adams—the City Council’s resident techno-geek, with his iPod, his blog a ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 COREY PEIN

'Commies' Threaten B.C. With Intelligent Environmental Policy—Could We Be Next?


British Columbia's "carbon tax"—a scheme that jacks up the cost of fossil fuels while cutting income and business taxes—takes effect today.
Back in April, we included that B.C. carbon tax on a list of "green" ideas that Oregon o...   More
 
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 by COREY PEIN

98° ? 9/11: Mission Creep Strikes Portland Emergency Bureau


See something wrong with this picture (beach, beer, tropical version of Haystack Rock)?
No, nothing?
Well, here's what's wrong with it:
IT PROMISES CERTAIN DEATH.
Oh, the things we learn from press releases...
According to this year's city of Portl...   More
 
Friday, June 27, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Dan Saltzman Stays "Edgy," As Council Votes to Support David Douglas School Plan


Today, the Portland City Council approved a $19 million plan to siphon urban renewal funds from the ritzy Pearl District to build a new school for the cash-starved David Douglas school district, some 15 miles away in Southeast Portland.
Former Commissioner Erik Sten    More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Tax-Guzzlers

With gas so pricey, do yuppie hybrid buyers really need a tax-break carrot anymore?


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While less enlightened Americans cling to their one-ton pickups adorned with Jesus-fish emblems, Portlanders treasure their slick, quiet, high-mpg hybrid cars. The Portland metro area now has more hyb ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 COREY PEIN

Charles Lewis, New Dad, Still Busy Campaigning For Council


Portland City Council candidate Charles Lewis was the only candidate in the six-person May primary field to raise concerns about the city's new day labor hiring center.
But aft...   More
 
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 by COREY PEIN
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