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Where Did All These Tiny Cars Come From All Of A Sudden?


Those white-and-blue Smartcars you might've seen all over town belong to a new car-sharing service (yes, another one) run by Daimler, the German car company, called Car2Go.

There's been some conspiratorial interest in this service over at Jack Bogdanski's blog, and a bit of wonkish speculat...   More
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 by COREY PEIN

The Road to Hales

Charlie Hales is running for mayor based on his record. It’s full of detours, roundabouts and switchbacks.

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Not many people remember the great snout-house debate of 1999.  But Jeff Fish does. His company, Fish Construction NW Inc...   More
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 COREY PEIN

Matt Groening Says Simpsons' Springfield Is In Oregon (Take That, Ohio)


A long debate has finally and decisively been settled.Matt Groening, "The Simpsons" creator and Portland native, tells Smithsonian magazine that he named the famous fictional city after the Oregon city.The relevant section of the interview:   More
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 by COREY PEIN

A Newsman’s Secret

The woman with Bob Caldwell on the day he died works as an internet call girl.

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Over the past two weeks, readers of The Oregonian have witnessed an extraordinary episode in the newspaper’s 162-year history. On March 10, Bob Caldwell, a respected Oregon journalist and longti   More
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 COREY PEIN

A New Seasons Founder Refutes Brady’s Claims

Chuck Eggert says Brady and her campaign have distorted “the true history of the company.”

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One of the original investors who created New Seasons Market disputes Eileen Brady’s claims that she was a “founding co-owner” of the company and played a meaningful role in creating the pop   More
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS , COREY PEIN

The Evolution of Eileen Brady

From co-op to corporate boardroom, the making of a mayoral candidate.

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It’s dawn on a Tuesday, and 30 women have gathered in a 15th-floor conference room in the Standard Plaza at a sold-out breakfast of coffee, melon and bagels. They’ve come to hear Portland’s    More
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 COREY PEIN

How Steve Novick Might've Handled Occupy Portland (Updated)


Steve Novick, the environmental lawyer and former U.S. Senate candidate who is running to replace Randy Leonard on the Portland City Council, laid out his platform yesterday in a lengthy BlueOregon post.The post went o...   More
Friday, March 2, 2012 by COREY PEIN

Slice Of Fate

The feds target a Portland man in a hacking case after he makes a prank call about pizza.

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Anonymous—the hacker group famous for Guy Fawkes masks and anti-Scientology protests...   More
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 COREY PEIN

Another Clutter-Fueled Fire Prompts Warning From Firefighters

clark co hoarder fire

Less than a week after a man's unnecessary death led the Portland Fire and Rescue Bureau to warn of the dangers of compulsive hoarding, firefighters across state line in Clark County put out a similar call.
Clark County Fire District 6 Tuesday night responded to a two-a...   More
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 by COREY PEIN

Portland Fire Bureau Warns Of Hoarding Dangers After Man Dies In Fire


For the second time in a week, Portland firefighters were stymied by home clutter, the Fire Bureau announced today. An unnamed man in his 50s died during an attempted rescue this morning in Northeast Portland after "some of [his] home's excessive contents fell on him," the bureau announcement says. The death prompted the bureau to ask people to encourage compulsive hoarders they may know to s...   More
Thursday, February 16, 2012 by COREY PEIN
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