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Meltdown Lowdown

So how is Portland’s new, new economy looking now?

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The recent economic meltdown has obviously hit home. Layoffs are ubiquitous—think Intel, Freightliner, Columbia Sportswear and Adidas, to name a few local firms hit in the past 18 months. Or res ...   More
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Mariah Summers

Portlanders Protest Proposition 8

If you thought the passage of Proposition 8 to ban same-sex marriage only affected people in California, you'd be wrong.
Today some 200 Portlanders gathered in the Park Blocks by Portland State University to protest Proposition 8 and express their opinions about legislat...   More
Saturday, November 15, 2008 by Mariah Summers

Tree-sitter at the Capitol: The Video

On the heels of a recently released Bush Administration plan that would increase logging and clear-cutting in Oregon, one University of Oregon student is taking a stand for the trees.

Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, a UO seni...   More
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 by Mariah Summers

Death of the Oregon Republican Party? Politicos give post-election analysis at City Club

If Oregon's Republican Party didn't have enough trouble dealing with Tuesday's election results, the after-election analysis by veteran Oregon political observers at Portland City Club on Friday offered little comfort.

The overwhelmingly liberal crowd at City Club's weekly Friday forum heard an epi...   More
Friday, November 7, 2008 by Mariah Summers

The Morning After

Our guide to surviving the post-election blues.

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Whether you wanted Barack Obama to win or not, the election’s aftermath is certainly on track to be an emotional letdown after the daily twists of 3 am ads, Jeremiah Wright and Sarah Palin over ...   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 Mariah Summers

Charles Lewis "Celebrates" - Just Not in His Own Race

In a small office building on the corner of Northeast Killingsworth Street, City Council hopeful Charles Lewis and about 25 of his supporters, family and friends were all smiles despite his crushing defeat by Amanda Fritz.

Over tunes blaring f...   More
Tuesday, November 4, 2008 by Mariah Summers

Ballot Typo in Clackamas County

When voters in West Linn-Wilsonville School District got their ballots last month, proponents of a $98 million school bond measure faced a problem, thanks to a huge typo on the ballot.

The Clackamas County elections ballot for Measure 3-308 incorrectly showed the school district asking for “$98,0000,000” in bond sales, or 10 times the amount of the actual $98,000,000.   More
Monday, November 3, 2008 by Mariah Summers

Trick or Vote: Civic-Minded Ghouls Go Door to Door Halloween Night

If you're looking for Halloween plans and think you're too old for trick-or-treating, how about trying Trick or Vote ?

The Bus Project's annual get-out-the-vote canvassing mission, which began in 2004, is g...   More
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 by Mariah Summers

These Demonstrators Give Planned Parenthood Some Love

After months of protests opposing the new Planned Parenthood facility in Northeast at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Beech Street,, one group is coming out to demonstrate in support of the    More
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 by Mariah Summers

Planned Parenthood Finally Breaks Ground on New MLK Facility

After an 18-month development rollercoaster including contracting hiccups and countless protests, Planned Parenthood finally got the construction of its newest clinic and regional service center under way.
At a groundbreaking cerem...   More
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 by Mariah Summers
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