Very soon, on what is likely to be a cloudy day,
storefronts across Portland’s plucky northernmost suburb will be front
and center for one of America’s newest and nuttiest experiments. The
Republicans lobby Oregon Counterparts For No Vote On CRC
UPDATE 2:20 pm: While Southwest Washington Republicans lobby against the Columbia River Crossing, Democrats unveiled a new $9.8 billion transportation bill unveiled today that contains $450 million for the CRC, The Columbian reports.The package includes a 10 cent gas tax increase, a new annual car tab fee based on 0.7 percent of a vehicle's value, and more than $3 billion in new bonds to raise the ...
A new liquor sales law in Washington is sending hordes of booze buyers into Oregon.
For years now, the embattled Oregon Liquor Control
Commission has been fighting powerful lobbyists for grocery store chains
that want to end the state’s nearly 80-year monopoly on selling booze.
If Washington legalizes dope, driving there could become risky for tokers.
Oregon medical marijuana patients might have reason to
worry if the state of Washington’s dope legalization initiative passes
in November—that is, if they ever plan on driving in Washington.
African Amber: Mac & Jack’s Brewery, Redmond, Washington
Food & Drink
We're drinking the flagship craft beer from every state in the Union, counting down from 50-1, to find which is home to the President of Beers.#40 African Amber: Mac & Jack’s Brewery, Redmond, WashingtonState: I’ve got mad love for our Cascadian sister state, even if Seattle is the L.A. of the PNW. While it gave us an admirable wealth of great music, let’s not forget Washington also spawned ...
A big step to raising money for the $3.5 billion Columbia River Crossing cleared its first vote Tuesday when the Washington Senate approved a bill to allow for tolling on Interstate 5 at the Oregon-Washington border. Tolling is supposed to make up as much as one third of the revenue to pay for the massive freeway bridge and rail project. Oregon can proceed with tolling on the bridge without legislative ...
It's gonna be awful, I keep telling myself—managing expectations. We will sleep on hard floors and eat bad food. What shows aren't canceled will be for five people in a rec center basement and we won't be paid. We will get robbed, beaten up, snowed in, pulled over, and made fun of. When we finally pull into Portland two weeks from now, it will be beaten and ragged Mittens that emerge from a fully ...
Our news partners at KATU are reporting on a new phenomenon among Pacific Northwest teens that's a dangerous step up from "tag" or "cops and robbers."It's called Fugitive. With as many as 150 players per game, the concept is that one person—"the fugitive"—sets out on foot and tries to reach a destination. The fugitive tries to reach that destination before being "caught," or tagged, ...