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The City of Portland's Winter Cycling Advice Sucks

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As a notorious skinflint who bikes through the winter, I sympathize with the spirit of these "cheap ways to stay warm and dry on a bike" tips from the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

But when it comes to the particulars of the city's well-meaning winter biking t...   More
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 by COREY PEIN

U of O Lobbyists Hawk Rose Bowl Tickets To Lawmakers


Oregon state legislators last week got a special offer from the University of Oregon's Office of Government and Community Relations, its in-house lobbying shop: tickets to the Rose Bowl.In the following email, sent Dec. 13 and obtained by WW today, a staff member in the office offers lawmakers access to tickets "on a first come-first served basis." The email gives the ticket price as $175—that's...   More
Friday, December 23, 2011 by COREY PEIN

A Glowing Opportunity

An Australian company wants to reopen uranium mining in Oregon.

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In Malheur County, the poorest in Oregon, there is wealth buried in the ground.  It’s uranium—and the county has what may be the biggest sources in the U.S.  For the first time in    More
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 COREY PEIN

Four City Labor Unions Say They Won't Endorse Any Candidate for Mayor (Updated)


Four large local unions, representing 2,000 city of Portland employees, say they looked at the candidates for mayor and have decided who they want to endorse: none of the above.

The unions, including those representing police and firefighters, say they're still looking for an acceptable candidat...   More
Thursday, December 15, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Judge Rules Against Oregon-Based Business Leaders In Case That Split Yogi's Followers


This summer, WW reported on a convoluted and emotionally fraught legal dispute between the followers of the late Yogi Bhajan, a guru who converted thousands of white Americans to the Sikh religion, and inspired the founding of a corporate and non-profit empire worth nearly $1 billion.
Before his d...   More
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 by COREY PEIN


Thanks to Julian Assange, we now know how Oregon’s top company fights corruption, counterfeiting and Croatian smugglers.

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Packed aboard buses and flatbed trucks, the workers rolled through the wide boulevards of the central business district of Indonesia’s capital toward the tall towers of the Jakarta Stock Excha   More
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 COREY PEIN

Bellringer Boycott? City Bureau Chiefs Raise Cash For Salvation Army Despite Gay Activist Opposition

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Portland Police Chief Mike Reese and Portland Fire and Rescue Chief John Klum plan to participate in a Salvation Army "Celebrity Bell Ringing Challenge" this morning, despite calls by some gay-rights activists to boycott the Christian charity.

Klum and Reese (who last month abandoned his plans for a mayoral campaign) will compete to see who can raise the most change from passersby outside...   More
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Corvallis Man In eBay Arms Case Was Three-Tour Army Veteran

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As several news outlets reported last week, Geoffrey B. Roose of Corvallis faces 10 years in prison for alleg...   More
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Contractors Throw D.C. Fundraiser For Blumenauer


Despite not having a challenger in the 2012 election cycle, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Portland) has raised some $432,000 for his campaign as of September 30.
That tally grows steadily. On Wednesday, Blumenauer was the beneficiary of a fundraising reception held by the Associated General Contractors of America at the lobb...   More
Friday, December 9, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Dreadlocks vs. Hardhats

Unions say no to Occupy Portland’s call for a waterfront strike.

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On Monday, Dec. 12, Occupy Portland plans to bus hundreds of protesters to the Port of Portland's marine terminals as part of a coordinated effort by at least nine other local branches of th   More
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 COREY PEIN
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