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Circular Logic

Metro’s $1.4 million study yields another committee.


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When Tom Hughes took over as Metro president three years ago, he promised to put the regional government to work creating jobs for the Portland area. To be sure, Hughes has pushed major constr   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 BENJAMIN RICKER

Unnecessary Roughness

Members take a hit at a former NFL star’s troubled athletic clubs.


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For 14 seasons in the National Football League, Sam Adams ran roughshod over opposing blockers. The onetime Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle went to the Pro Bowl three times, thanks to his skill    More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Air Apparent

Jefferson Smith returns progressive talk radio to Portland’s airwaves.


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Jefferson Smith wants to make news again—not as the focus of the media machine but as part of it. Smith, the former candidate for Portland mayor, has engineered a broadcast-radio deal to bri   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 AARON MESH

Toll On, Columbia

The CRC will gouge Oregon drivers more than previously disclosed.


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Gov. John Kitzhaber is fresh from a successful special legislative session, where he pushed through reforms to the state’s public pension system and raised taxes to add $200 million in school    More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Rip City vs. No Pity: Timbers

Don’t stop believing.


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I went to my first Timbers game in 2002. I recall little except they lost and it rained. My father took me when I was 13, riding MAX from the Sunset Transit Center. I loved the game but knew lit   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Aaron Brown

Rip City vs. No Pity: Blazers

Basketball is the real beautiful game.


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You have to start with the pinwheel. When I first started attending Trail Blazers games in 2003, the team’s brand was suffering. This was not because the Blazers were bad: The squad had finish   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 CASEY JARMAN

Rip City vs. No Pity: The Owners

A Mad Lib for knowing your moguls.


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All fans feel a symbolic ownership of their team. In Portland, this tribal pride has manifested itself in touching and bizarre displays: gathering in Pioneer Courthouse Square to honor the arr   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 AARON MESH

Rip City vs. No Pity: Hey, What About the… Thorns?


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Last November, we learned of the creation and the birth of a local franchise, Portland Thorns FC. Local media gathered up their Alex Morgan B-roll and then settled into a regular-season holdin   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 JONANNA WIDNER

Rip City vs. No Pity: Wrong! It’s the Ducks

Uncle Phil has the killer quack.


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With all due respect to the Fail Blazers and the Fightin’ Alaska Airlines, the contest isn’t even close. There’s only one sports team that provides a distinctively Portland experience. It’   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI

Rip City vs. No Pity: The Matchups

Which team has earned fan loyalty? Check the stats.


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Where they play: Blazers: East side! In the Rose Quarter, a non-neighborhood best known for bus stops. Timbers: West side! In Goose Hollow, a historic neighborhood best known for pubs.  Sta   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 AARON MESH
 

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