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Feeling Pawsome

A dog’s life? It’s getting better, and so are the lives of other animals in America.

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It’s a great time to be an animal in America. At least, that was the underlying theme of an animal-law conference last weekend at Lewis & Clark Law School, home to the Center for Animal Law Stud ...   More
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 Mariah Summers

Days Of Their Lives

What keeps protesters coming to a vacant lot in Northeast Portland.

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Where Northeast Beech Street meets Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, about a half-dozen anti-abortion protesters gather nearly every day in front of a large, overgrown patch of grass. They arrive for ...   More
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 Mariah Summers

FCC Commissioner Says Portlanders Face Hurdle in Switch to Digital

Are you ready for Digital TV? If you're a Portlander, there's a good chance the answer is no.
Ready or not, all analog television channels are switching to the digital format in less than four months.
That means if you don't subscribe to cable or satellite and don...   More
Monday, October 20, 2008 by Mariah Summers

Bringing the Presidential Debate to Portland ... in 2012

While the rest of us watch the final presidential debate tomorrow night, one group will be busy organizing to bring that mega-event to Portland in 2012.

During a debate-viewing party starting at 5:45 pm at    More
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 by Mariah Summers

Register, F*cker: One Day Left!

Tomorrow's 5 pm voter registration deadline is rapidly approaching, and Barack Obama's presidential campaign—looking to bolster a    More
Monday, October 13, 2008 by Mariah Summers

A Picture Paints a Thousand Votes: Steal Back Your Vote comic book targets ballot box

Fed up with election fraud and wanting to change the way America values democracy, Bobby Kennedy Jr. and investigative journalist Greg Palast have put together a comic book, out tod...   More
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 by Mariah Summers

Obama Sign Tagged with N-Word Near Southwest PlayGround

Less than a week after a life-size cutout of Barack Obama was found hanging from a tree on the campus of George Fox University, another public display of hatred toward the presidential hopeful appeared in a Southwest Portland neighborhoo...   More
Monday, September 29, 2008 by Mariah Summers

Local Artist Carpools with Obama

A local artist has found an eye-catching way to show his support for Sen. Barack Obama as the election approaches.
Mark Lysgaard, whose studio is in Northwest Portland, painted a 6 1/2 foot tall cardboard cutout of the preside...   More
Monday, September 29, 2008 by Mariah Summers

Yes, There Are Other Debates: Treasurer Candidates Westlund and Alley Hit City Club

Ordinarily, most voters probably couldn't care about the candidates for state Treasurer.

But with the national economy in extraordinary meltdown, the race between Republican Allen Alley (below) and Democrat   More
Friday, September 26, 2008 by Mariah Summers

Shopper’s Got A Brand-New Bag

More stores are bagging plastic, but Sam Adams soldiers on with a proposed attack on the bags.

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By the time Mayor-elect Sam Adams gets his proposed resolution regulating plastic grocery bags before City Council, a growing part of the market may have already passed him by. Eugene-based Market of ...   More
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Mariah Summers
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