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Former WW culture intern Bradley Campbell has just exposed the Portland Trail Blazers' secret weapon heading into tonight's home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers: locals and our strange customs.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 by Jeremy Gillick

James O’Dea

This man’s advice: Forgive, relax, live longer.


Q & A
James O’Dea seems a man of many faiths—a saner sort of mystic who tends to pass off the elusiveness of his beliefs as evidence of his openmindedness. He’s landing in Portland this we ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Jeremy Gillick

That'll Do, Pig: Babe star asks OHSU to stop slicing swine




James Cromwell, who starred in the 1995 film Babe, has sent a personal letter to Mark Richardson, dean of Oregon Health & Science University's School of Medicine, requesting that he “end the use of live pigs in the medical student physiology course.”
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Friday, January 25, 2008 by Jeremy Gillick

Sho 'Nuff? Dozono confident he has 1,500 and more



The Dozono team hadn't counted yet, but Sho was sho they would reach the 1,500 signatures and $5 donations needed to qualify for public financing for the mayoral race by the time the signature-gathering event at Grant High School in Northeast Portland ended today.
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Saturday, January 19, 2008 by Jeremy Gillick

Update on The Potential End to Fareless Square: Never Mind




Looks like the prospects for limiting Fareless Square have ended.

Here's what TriMet Director Fred Hansen said in a written statement today after the public pushed back during hearings this week about restrictin...   More
 
Friday, January 18, 2008 by Jeremy Gillick

When Pigs Fly




A national animal rights group, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, has spent $3,500 to place a billboard in downtown Portland criticizing OHSU for using pigs in a medical school class.

The billboard, l...   More
 
Monday, January 14, 2008 by Jeremy Gillick

Oregon's Presidential Primary: Will We Matter, Will We Really Matter?




The presidential primaries might matter to Oregonians, but Oregon has hardly mattered historically to the primaries.

After all, it's a small state and the sixth-to-last state to weigh in when the primary c...   More
 
Friday, January 11, 2008 by Jeremy Gillick

Laura Ireland Moore

A local animal-law activist on medical research, having a pet and whether the Inuit should be allowed to hunt.


Q & A
Laura Ireland Moore has been fighting for animals ever since she founded an animal rights group while attending junior high in La Grange, Ill. A vegan by age 16, Moore got her degree in environmental ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 Jeremy Gillick

The Square Dance

Here’s every number to know before deciding whether Fareless Square should stay or go next month.


News Stories
TriMet general manager Fred Hansen’s campaign to limit Fareless Square’s hours to 7 am to 7 pm has jarred Portlanders almost as much as the November MAX station assault that prompted it. & ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2007 Jeremy Gillick

Fashionably Free


You might want to postpone your holiday pants purchase until next week.

This in light of American Apparel CEO Dov Charney's decision to donate 300,000 articles of clothing in the days leading up to Christmas. At least 20,000 of those items, says Tacee Webb, an AA project manager in Portland and close friend of Charney's for nearly 10 years, will be distributed in Portland.
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Friday, December 14, 2007 by Jeremy Gillick
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