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Barney Frank Gets Some Help This Weekend in Oregon Defending Health Care Reform

By now, you've probably seen this awesome video below of U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) exposing the ignorance of one of the nut-jobs equatin...   More
Friday, August 21, 2009 by Aaron Mendelson

Sierra Club: Willamette University One of America's Most "Sustainable" Schools

The results are in from Sierra magazine's “Cool Schools" annual list that ranks schools for sustainability (in the "green" sense, not whether they're going to stick around). And once...   More
Friday, August 21, 2009 by Aaron Mendelson

VA Head In PDX for Q-&-A On New GI Bill

Some of you may remember former Army Chief of Staff Eric Shinseki for publicly breaking in...   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 by Aaron Mendelson

Community Chest

How a century-old building near the Broadway Bridge is changing the way Portland works.

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TRADING SPACES: The Leftbank Project’s entrance on North Wheeler Avenue (top); the Leftbank space that once housed jazz club the Dude Ranch (bottom). PHOTOS/COLLAGES BY MIKE PERRAULTIf you stop ...   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Aaron Mendelson

Viral Transmission

A Portland man’s website lists people who others say have stds.

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Cyrus Sullivan says he had a nagging feeling while dating a woman last year that she was hiding something from him. “At first she would mention to me that she had to tell me something,” sa ...   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 Aaron Mendelson

Providence Bridge Pedal This Sunday

Motorists may do well to stay in this Sunday morning, as an estimated 17,000 cyclists and walkers are expected to take part in the 2009 Providence Bridge Pedal.

Starting as early as 5:30 am on Au...   More
Friday, August 7, 2009 by Aaron Mendelson

Common Cause Relaunches in Oregon Under Noted Watchdog Janice Thompson

Here's a very encouraging piece of news for good-government types.

Common Cause, a national citizens advocacy nonprofit that's lacked an office in Portland for the last four years...   More
Thursday, August 6, 2009 by Aaron Mendelson

Oregon Legislative Leaders at City Club Discuss Tax Increases and Saving Private Ryan

With an election battle likely over tax increases passed by the Oregon Legislature on corporations and the wealthiest state residents, four ...   More
Friday, July 31, 2009 by Aaron Mendelson

A Shot And A Leer

WW talks with the man who founded the newspaper of police mug shots.

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Looking to indulge your voyeuristic streak or engage in some old-fashioned schadenfreude? Then pick up a copy of Look Who’s Been Bu$ted, a weekly newspaper sold for $1 an issue in Portland conve ...   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Aaron Mendelson

Why This Saturday's Iranian Festival Will Steer Clear of Politics

The local Iranian community's 10th annual Iranian Festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Saturday on the Park Blocks at Portland State University.

And while there's certainly a lot of    More
Monday, July 27, 2009 by Aaron Mendelson
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