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Skidmore Prize Winners Honored at City Club




One thing became apparent from hearing four young nonprofit leaders get their $4,000 Skidmore Prizes at a ceremony today as part of WW's annual Give!Guide. None of the four is afraid to get their...   More
 
Friday, November 19, 2010 by Jacob Pierce

Tax Machine

A Portlander protests America’s wars one small IRS check at a time.


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Evan Reeves says people don’t know how to protest anymore, and that the city he loves disappoints him in particular. “There is such a large group of young, creative people here,” say ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Jacob Pierce

Queer Resource Center's Plans for Trans Day of Rememberance




Portland State University's Queer Resource Center this Saturday will mark the Trans Day of Remembrance, held in honor of a Boston transgender woman k...   More
 
Monday, November 15, 2010 by Jacob Pierce

Veterans Day: If You're a Struggling Vet, Read This




As the wars in Iraq and Afganistan drag on, we have a piece of good news for local veterans on this chilly Veterans Day.

Next week, Central City Concern will team up with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to hold a    More
 
Thursday, November 11, 2010 by Jacob Pierce

New Report: Does Motorycle Lane Sharing Cost Lives or Save Emissions?




Oregon is formally starting a discussion next week about whether or not to legalize lane sharing for motoryclists, also known as lane splitting or filtering.

In a small first step, the    More
 
Monday, November 8, 2010 by Jacob Pierce

Animal Rights Activists Share Naked Truth at Pioneer Square




"There's nothing sexier than wearing your own skin," says Meggan Anderson (pictured above in the middle), who used her topless torso spray painted like a cat's skin to draw attention the cruelty animals suffer for their furs.

Anderson an...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 by Jacob Pierce

Do Trees Reduce Crime?


  Can trees fight crime in Portland? A new study from the Pacific Northwest Research Station in the US Forest Service shows some might. But before you get out...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by Jacob Pierce

Nervous Bob Stacey Supporters Watch Tight Race at Rontoms


  Awaiting the results in the close race for Metro president tonight with candidate Bob Stacey were about 200 nervous supporters in the dimly lit, normally laid-back Rontoms bar on East Burnside Street. At 8:30 pm, KGW reported that Stacey took 57 percent of the vot...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by Jacob Pierce

Nervous Bob Stacey Supporters Watch Tight Race at Rontoms




Awaiting the results in the close race for Metro president tonight with candidate Bob Stacey were about 200 nervous supporters in the dimly lit, normally laid-back Rontoms bar on East Burnside Street.

At 8:30 pm, KGW reported that Stacey took 57 percent of the vo...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by Jacob Pierce

Do Trees Reduce Crime?




Can trees fight crime in Portland? A new study from the Pacific Northwest Research Station in the US Forest Service shows some might. But before you ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by Jacob Pierce
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