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Woman Sues PetSmart After Slipping in Dog Pee


A Washington County woman is suing PetSmart, saying she injured herself after slipping in a puddle of dog pee in one of the store's aisles.The suit is an unusual twist on the typical injury cases filed, where shoppers at grocery stores or other chains will slip in spilled food or drink and go down. This time, Fido did it.Lawyers for Leanna Gomez write in a Multnomah County Cir...   More
Friday, October 25, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Congresswoman Accuses Coast Guard of Stonewalling Information Requests on the Columbia River Crossing


U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) says that the U.S. Coast Guard is ignoring her requests for emails and communications regarding the Columbia River Crossing—and she's worried they're hiding something.Herrera Beutler, a sophomore Republican from Camas, says she asked more than a month ago for all internal and external communications regarding the $2.7 billion pr...   More
Thursday, October 24, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

ODOT Chief: "World Will Not Wait for Columbia River Crossing"


Oregon Department of Transportation Director Matt Garrett is telling business leaders that a special session to fund the Columbia River Crossing must happen this fall, or money and support will fall apart.Reported by Columbian reporter Eric Florip, Garrett addre...   More
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Marriage Duel

Here’s what you need to know about the competing approaches to legalizing gay marriage.

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A lawsuit was not part of the plan.  In the national strategy to legalize same-sex marriage, liberal Oregon had been earmarked as a state that could be counted on to overturn a constituti   More
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD


Portland activists may have outed the wrong guy as an FBI snitch—here’s why they still should be paranoid.

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It was a perfect day for a protest. July 27 broke beautifully—not too hot, a light breeze, Mount Hood gleaming in the distance. At least 1,000 people, from old hippies to young anarchists, t   More
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Grimm Filming Ignites Flame War... On a Brick Wall

Resident has faith Amanda Fritz will fix the problem


If that pesky earthquake ever hits, it's encouraging to know that comment board trolling isn't limited to the web in Portland.
Consider this exchange of ideas, taped to a brick wall at a location we're still trying to identify. According to a t...   More
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Fans of "Working" Kirk Reeves Start Campaign to Name New TriMet Bridge After Him

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Fans of the late "Working" Kirk Reeves have started a Facebook campaign to name the new TriMet transit bridge after the street musician.Reeves was a fixture at the eastbound on-ramp to the Hawthorne Bridge, wearing a white tuxedo and Mickey Mouse ears, serenading passersby with his trumpet. Plagued by health problems, he    More
Monday, October 21, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Attempt to Prevent Oregon Driver Card Qualifies for Ballot, Opposition Coalition Kicks Up


An effort to repeal a legislative bill that would have allowed driving privileges to those who can't prove U.S. citizenship qualified for the ballot today, and a coalition has already kicked up to defeat it.Shortly after the Secretary of State verified the campaign's signatures to refer Senate Bill 833 to the 2014 ballot, opponents issued a statement, saying that forbidding...   More
Friday, October 18, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Oregon To Recognize Marriages of Gay Couples Wed Out of State


The state of Oregon will now recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who legally wed out of state.In a memo sent to all state agencies today, state Chief Operating Officer Michael Jordan says any gay couple who wed in a state where same-sex marriage is legal will now be eligible for the same benefits as any other married couple."Oregon agencies must recognize all out-of-state ...   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Authorize This

Oregon officials say in court they don’t need lawmakers’ approval to keep spending on the CRC.

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Ever since he pronounced the Columbia River Crossing dead, Gov. John Kitzhaber has been trying to claw his way back from the fatal diagnosis he gave his pet transportation project. Kitzhaber has   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD
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