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Man Sucks Gas From Tank while on Job, Sues Evergreen Aviation

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A Marion County man is suing his former company, saying they wrongly fired him due to injuries he sustained while trying to suck gas out of a tank with his mouth on the job.In a suit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court Thursday, Dennis Cozby says that McMinnville-based Evergreen International Aviation Ground Logistics Enterp...   More
 
Friday, May 31, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

WWeek Hates It: Or, the Twitter Feed We've Always Wanted

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I guess we here at WW can know we've hit the big time in the cultural zeitgeist: we have our own parody Twitter feed.On Tuesday, someone launched the feed "WWeekHatesIt," billed as "Portland's only independent AND cynical newspaper."It's issued two tweets, including this one: "Campaigns spend money on things. Well, @wweek HATES IT!"   More
 
Thursday, May 30, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Friends of Portland's Mounted Patrol Launches $400,000 Fundraising Effort

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Now that they've gotten their way, the Friends of the Mounted Patrol need to make hay.Mayor Charlie Hales agreed to keep the Portland Police's horse unit—set to be cut—in an announcement last week. But there was one caveat: the Friends need to raise $400,000 for the next two years to cover non-oper...   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Neato Bandito

Why cops are increasingly using nicknames to catch robbers.


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When the cops arrested 46-year-old Weston Miner Rogers for robbing three local banks, Portland police crowed in a press release about the capture of the “Hammer Pants Bandit.” Why the nickna   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Coming Unwrapped

Syphilis is back—and it’s spreading quickly among gay men who don’t use condoms.


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Novice Sister Donna Vanewday sways to the pounding dubstep in Old Town’s CC Slaughters nightclub, cooling himself with a black fan. It’s hot as hell inside a nun’s habit. He’s a towering   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Alta Gets Bike Stolen During First Day Operating in New York

Users Also Complain of Delays

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New York City's Citi Bike program launched yesterday, and one of the $825 rental bikes was stolen only minutes after arriving in the city.
The program is being run by Portland contractor Alta Bicycle Share and is another in a long stream of    More
 
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Thousands Expected at Anti-Monsanto March Saturday

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More than 4,000 people have signed up for an anti-Monsanto march in Northeast Portland this Saturday.A Facebook event listing bills the event as a peaceful march against the ever-growing pervasiveness of the megacompany's GMO seeds in foods and farming.
"Monsanto has put corporate profit before the welfare of famili...   More
 
Thursday, May 23, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Rest of Nation Mocks Portland Over Fluoride Vote

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People of Portland, the rest of America is watching us. And some of them are laughing.

The fluoridation fight (to be decided tonight! Vote!) has hit the national media, with a slew of articles titled "   More
 
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Feds Tell States: Build Columbia River Crossing or Return Our $178.5 Million

Washington Republicans Call the Letter a Scare Tactic

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If Oregon and Washington don't break ground on the Columbia River Crossing by spring 2014, the federal government may ask for its $178.5 million back.
The news was delivered in a letter (PDF) to Matt Garrett and Lynn Peterson—directors of Oregon and Washington's departments of transportation, respectively—on April 19 ...   More
 
Friday, May 17, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

State Representative Says Charlie Hales' Fight Against His Bill is "Laughable"

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State Rep. Greg Matthews (D-Gresham) says that Mayor Charlie Hales' fight against his pro-union bill is "laughable."As WW reported this week, the city is lobbying senators to stop    More
 
Thursday, May 16, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD
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