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A Bad-News Update on Libya

Gadhafi

 It's not a good news day for Portland's Libyan community, which has been watching events unfold in their homeland and trying to raise awareness locally of their loved ones' suffering...   More
 
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by HANK STERN

Wall Street Journal on "Three Point Goggles"

three point goggles

 While we wait for tonight's Trail Blazers game and the start of March Madness (as momentary distractions from the increasingly alarming news from Japan), this morning's Wall Street Journal offers this piece that ties the Blazers to the latest trend in co...   More
 
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by HANK STERN

How Mayor Sam Adams Blows Off Steam

air hockey

Portland-based freelancer Corey Paul was at Slabtown last Wednesday night when he came across an intriguing air hockey opponent, Mayor Sam Adams.One of Paul’s friends shot this video below of the epic air hockey battle that went down about 11:30 pm on March 9 with Adams, who was at Slabtown with two companions. ...   More
 
Monday, March 14, 2011 by HANK STERN

Running for President of Egypt vs. Speaking in Portland

Mohamed Elbaradei

 Turns out former United Nations nuclear agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei won't be coming to Portland after all to speak next month at a World Affairs Council event.The World Affairs Council announced today that ElBaradei's run for president in his native Egypt will mean the cancellation of his April 4 spe...   More
 
Friday, March 11, 2011 by HANK STERN

A Different Take on Peter King's Hearing

Peter King

A quick follow to this week's Hotseat in WW with Tamim Ansary, an author/lecturer who knows something about Islam.Our Q-&-A with Ansary was timed in part to his appearance this Friday, March 11, in Portland and in part to congressional hearings that began today in Washington, D.C., on what ...   More
 
Thursday, March 10, 2011 by HANK STERN

Blame Laura Bush, Rudy Giuilani, Bill Cosby, Terry Bradshaw and Colin Powell for Any Portland Traffic Problems on Monday

Laura Bush

The Rose Quarter was kind enough to put out a news release this Thursday afternoon warning us about potential traffic problems  this Monday, March 14.

Why? Because the traveling road show known as Get Motivated–and its cast of "used-to-be somebodies" and "still-kind-of-are-big names"—is coming to Portland's Rose Quarter t...   More
 
Thursday, March 10, 2011 by HANK STERN

Tonight's Trail Blazer Game: Who Needs Hankies? (UPDATED with Nate McMillan signing contract extension)

Crying Baby

 Many NBA fans (or maybe just me) are more curious than usual about tonight's Portland Trail Blazers game at Miami against the Heat.LeBron James' "Heatles" have lost four straight. A shocking development given the talent amassed in South Beach? Perha...   More
 
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 by HANK STERN

Who's Vandalizing TriMet Ticket Machines?

TVM vandalism

If you've been vandalizing TriMet's ticket vending machine bill returns with cigarette butts like in this photo, knock it off. If you know who's responsible for the vandalism, the transit agency wants you to contact TriMet Transit Police Division Sgt. Ryan Lee at 503-962-7573.
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 by HANK STERN

No Joint Terrorism Task Force Hearing This Thursday

Mayor Sam Adams

The wait will go on for City Council to decide whether Portland police should rejoin the federal Joint Terrorism Task Force.Mayor Sam Adams said today that there's not a draft proposed agreement yet ready between the city and the feds, so there will be no council hearing this    More
 
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 by HANK STERN

Blumenauer's Big Battle

Earl Blumenauer

 In Oregon congressional news this week not dealing with Democratic Rep. David Wu, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) was in the middle of a squabble on the House floor with Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.).This video below from the verbal battle Thursday deals with Republicans' claim about a   More
 
Friday, March 4, 2011 by HANK STERN
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