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Why You Called An Ambulance

Courtesy of the Portland Fire Bureau's voluminous Standard of Emergency Response Coverage report, we have a breakdown of all the emergency medical dispatches handled by the city and its contract ambulance service,...   More
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Caveat Drinkor

Roofies aren’t the only reason to keep an eye on your glass.

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Lead toys. Mad cows. Salmonella tomatoes. All have spurred governmental action. And now, the latest consumer scandal to beg for a legislative fix: “cheater pints,” a phenomenon that’ ...   More
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 COREY PEIN

NYC One-Ups Portland As Place Where No Cars Go

Somehow, we missed th...   More
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Advice From The Portland Nanny State: No Solo Street-Crossing Until Age 10 ... Among Other Suggestions

A few days after a Portland City Auditor's report on the directionless Office of Neighborhood Involvement, Bojack has dug up a shockingly paranoid and unintentio...   More
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Setting Up Committees Is Not A Measure Of Achievement, Says City Auditor

A Portland City Auditor's report released today found that the $6.5 million Office of Neighborhood Involvement, one of the city's most unique institutions, which is charged with...what, again?
Umm...Rig...   More
Thursday, June 12, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Best-Laid Plans

Planning: it’s not just for commies.

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Urban planning is to Portland what sharia is to Riyadh—the answer for everything. Last week, city officials kicked off their latest update to the Portland Plan, which will chart the city’ ...   More
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 COREY PEIN

The Price is WHAT?

Second-guessing City Hall—it’s more fun than Monopoly!

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Overzealous bean counters can be blamed for some pretty repugnant things: A zillion awful management books. Form 1040, Schedule C. “Rightsizing.” Still, there’s value in efficiency. ...   More
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 COREY PEIN

WW Snubbed In Regional Emmy Awards (Updated With More Media News)

Remember that big storm back in December? Remember how we mocked the breathless TV coverage? Our award for Scariest Weather Report went to KGW's Matt Zaffino, who said, in the heat of the moment:
“Literally, we could have exploding buoys running aground on the Oregon Coast...I'm not kidding.”
Oh, h...   More
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Big Oregon Employer In Trouble?

The New York Times is reporting that Intel, one of Oregon's largest private employers, is under a federal antitrust investigation for its pricing practices.
Wow. This is a huge surprise. I me...   More
Friday, June 6, 2008 by COREY PEIN

The Adams Family

Will Mayor-elect Sam Adams Inherit Tom Potter’s family feud when he takes office?

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Portland City Commissioner Sam Adams will be a mayor with a mandate next year. He captured 105,000 votes in the mayor’s race last week, far outdistancing his chief opponent, Sho Dozono, who attr ...   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 COREY PEIN
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