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Mississippi Studios Down on Its Luck

Portland's beloved music venue Mississippi Studios received some more bad news this week.

In this Oct. 10th Rogue, WW told readers how t...   More
Friday, December 7, 2007 by Krista Stryker

Gem of a Story

Think fair trade jewelry for your holiday buying.

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You’ve probably heard about fair trade coffee, or maybe even fair trade handcrafts or cotton. How about fair trade gems? Eric Braunwart, longtime owner and CEO of Vancouver, Wash.- based Columbi ...   More
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 Krista Stryker

Holiday Win

Three Gifts You Could Give To Darfur.

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Amid all the usual holiday excess, one organization is pushing for people to give something more substantial this year than that ugly sweater you bought for your mom last week. Katie-Jay Scott, a loca ...   More
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Krista Stryker

Monkey Ethics

PETA vs. the Primate Research Center: We ask the New York Times’ ethics columnist to weigh in.

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The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals announced last week it had infiltrated the Oregon National Primate Research Center in Hillsboro for the second time in 10 years. PET ...   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 Krista Stryker

Stumptown Coffee Sets Record of Highest Amount Paid to a Coffee Farmer in Bolivia

The ever-popular coffee company has done it again. Last Friday, Nov. 16, Stumptown Coffee set the record for the highest amount of money paid to a coffee farmer/producer in Bolivia, coming in at $21.20 a poun...   More
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 by Krista Stryker

Anti-Racism Protest Saturday at OSU

The “Jena six” incident and the recent spotting of nooses around the country have once again brought the issue of racism back into the forefront. Now, with heightened racial tensions at OSU and the surrounding Corvallis community, Oregon can claim its own noose sp...   More
Friday, November 9, 2007 by Krista Stryker

Turkey Cabbie Gearing Up Again

Local do-gooder David Yandell is once again on a mission to bring the holidays to everyone. For the 11th year in a row, the Radio Cab driver is gathering as many turkeys as he can to give to families and unemployed persons who might not otherwise have a Christmas at al...   More
Monday, November 5, 2007 by Krista Stryker

9/11 Survivor Turned Skeptic Comes to Portland

William Rodriguez, a 9/11 survivor turned skeptic, will be in Portland this Tuesday to talk about his experience as a national hero and activist and his doubts about September 11.

Rodriguez was headed in for a regular day of work as a 19-year veteran janitor at the twin towers o...   More
Friday, November 2, 2007 by Krista Stryker

State Rep Wants Meteorite Back in Oregon

If you thought the Willamette Meteorite was finally old news after owner Darryl Pitt stopped the sale of the 30-pound crown piece of the 10,000-year-old rock when it failed to conjure up more than $300,000 at last Sunday's New York auction (it was expected to bring in about $1.3 million...   More
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 by Krista Stryker

JUICY SUITS: Man Crushed by Weights

A Minnesota resident is suing Concordia University after hundreds of pounds of weights fell on him in the campus gym.

In a lawsuit filed Friday in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Benjamin Krebbs claims he suffered neck injuries, bruising and a fractured thumb from improperly ins...   More
Monday, October 29, 2007 by Krista Stryker
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