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Miles From Nowhere

Here’s why you won’t see a mileage tax in Oregon.

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Oregon has some newly minted experts on an idea that’s been floating around for a while: motorists paying a fee based on how many miles they drive rather than for each gallon of gas they buy. Th ...   More
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Amanda Waldroupe

Western Oregon's Free Speech War

The age-old war between “The Man” and college students had another battle recently at Western Oregon University. And The Man won at best a Pyrrhic victory, getting blasted by all sides.

A member of the administration at the Monmouth school took som...   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 by Amanda Waldroupe

Proxy For President

Portland dems hold a campaign Q&A minus the candidates.

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After nearly seven years of President Bush, Oregon Democrats ache to choose a presidential nominee who can win in 2008. But with Oregon’s primary not until May 20—long after the contest wi ...   More
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 Amanda Waldroupe

Oregon Veterans Urge Energy Conservation on Bush and Congress

Oregon veterans released a letter today calling on Oregon's Congressional delegation to support a bill that would increase fuel economy standards to 35 miles per gallon by 2002. The increase would save approximately 1.2 million barrels of oil per day. At the time of this post, the price of o...   More
Friday, November 9, 2007 by Amanda Waldroupe

Election '07: The Voting Franchise Comes to Leaburgers

A Florida-style voting drama has been narrowly averted on Election Eve in Leaburg, Oregon.

You ask where's Leaburg and what in the name of hanging chad is going on there as the Nov. 6 election deadline looms?

Leaburg is a town of about 900 people near Eugene. Up u...   More
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 by Amanda Waldroupe

Distant Flame

Portlanders protest the 2008 Beijing Olympics and call for the U.S. to boycott the Summer Games.

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More than 5,000 miles from the 2008 Summer Olympics’ home city next August, a couple dozen people rallied at Pioneer Courthouse Square last Friday to urge a boycott of the Beijing games. “ ...   More
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 Amanda Waldroupe
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