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One Way To Beat The "Second Great Depression"?

Looking for any way to get out of making your mortgage payments for a year?

Save Our Economy thinks it has the answer. The group is asking people who want to take a year-long break from mortgage payments to ...   More
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 by Mariah Summers

Business Cycle

Is the recession pushing Portland’s bike business uphill or downhill?

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In a city where 8 percent of commuters list biking as their primary means of transportation to and from work, one might think the cycling industry would prove recession-proof. Jonathan Maus, founder o ...   More
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 Mariah Summers

Blumenauer On Exploding Toasters And His Political Future

What do exploding toasters and U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer's political future have to do with each other?

Both were discussed today by the Oregon Democrat in a City Club speech to a packed house.

The focus of Blumenauer's remarks fell on all the reasons why Orego...   More
Friday, December 5, 2008 by Mariah Summers

Uneasy Riders

Ticket to gripe: Trimetdown.com.

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Fed up with what he calls TriMet’s unresponsiveness to his repeated complaints about broken ticket machines, Hadley Price started the website Trimetdown.com on Nov. 10 to air his frustrations an ...   More
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 Mariah Summers


Doesn’t matter if you’re naughty or nice. Here’s who the economy is causing to get scratched off gift lists.

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Many gift-givers must be a Scrooge this year and adjust their lists to account for the economic collapse. And Portland psychologist Dr. Joseph Rhinewine says the recession is amplifying the usual holi ...   More
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 Mariah Summers

Candlelight Vigil for Equality On Dec. 20

Still outraged by Prop 8 in California and looking to show support for gay rights, Join the Impact is holding candlelight vigils across the country. Among the sites ...   More
Monday, December 1, 2008 by Mariah Summers

A Dollar Tree Grows in Northeast?

Some Hollywood District residents are mad that a Dollar Tree store might be moving into the old Trader Joe's location on Northeast Sandy Boulevard between 42nd and 43rd avenues.

One anonymous residen...   More
Monday, December 1, 2008 by Mariah Summers

Braving Black Friday

Did you shake off tryptophan's lingering effects to fight the early-morning "hordes" in pursuit of Black Friday deals?

As an intern at WW, I did. And after hitting Pioneer Place and...   More
Friday, November 28, 2008 by Mariah Summers

The Tragic 8 Pall

One more thing from California for Oregonians to object to: Prop 8.

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Oregon voters in 2004 passed Measure 36, which banned same-sex marriage in the state. California voters inflicted similar wounds this month to gay couples in their state with Proposition 8. And Saturd ...   More
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Mariah Summers
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