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Dr. Know: Is the Kitzhaber-Hayes Scandal Oregon's Most Embarrassing?


Dr. Know
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and first girlfriend Cylvia Hayes: embarrassing scandal, or most embarrassing scandal ever? —Appalled How the mighty have fallen—just last August, a U.S. Departmen   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Does the city have any plans to get rid of the crows on Southwest 5th Avenue?


Dr. Know
Does the city have any plans to rid Southwest 5th Avenue of the crow health hazard? They’ve been fouling the street for two months. —Crowed Off Portland: Put one bird on it, and you’re a   More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Is it socially acceptable in Portland to take bottles and cans from strangers’ recycling bins?


Dr. Know
Is it socially acceptable in Portland to take bottles and cans from strangers’ recycling bins? In my old hometown, this was considered stealing—it deprived the city of revenue for the recycl   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Why don't Portland businesses run their ceiling fans in the correct direction in the winter?


Dr. Know
I’ve tried to persuade countless business owners that their ceiling fans are going in the wrong direction. They all say, “It’s blowing the hot air down.” Is ignorantly suffering through    More
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Is the Oregon poultry flu epidemic the same as the deadly "bird flu"?


Dr. Know
Like a lot of folks, I have the flu. The news says Oregon poultry is also having a flu epidemic. I recall a fuss about deadly “bird flu” a few years ago, so I assumed that’s what I have. M   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Why didn't your article on flushable wipes mention Fatbergs?


Dr. Know
Your piece on flushable wipes in the sewers omitted the scariest scenario of all: Wipes + cooking grease = “Fatbergs.” A 15-ton fatberg threatened London in 2013; it took crews with high-pow   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Are flushable wipes actually flushable?


Dr. Know
In the never-ending quest for better hygiene, I recently purchased some “flushable wipes,” the better to keep my nether regions shower-fresh all day. However, I now hear rumorsthat such wipe   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Does Portland ever get a "white Christmas"?


Dr. Know
It doesn’t seem very likely that Portland will have a “white Christmas” this year. But does it ever happen? —Bing Crosby, Stills and Nash Before I answer your question, Bing, I feel I should   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Do houseboats require permits to be anchored where they are?


Dr. Know
I’ve been noticing the same two houseboats anchored on the Willamette south of the Hawthorne Bridge since summer. Do they require any permits to reside there, or is it “anything goes”?    More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Are there spent fuel rods at the former Trojan nuclear plant?


Dr. Know
Are there still spent fuel rods stored at the site of the former Trojan nuclear plant, or were they moved to Hanford when the cooling tower was dynamited by PGE? Also, would it be legal for a ne   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 MARTY SMITH
 

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