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Brenna Bell

Raising questions (instead of chickens) with the president of Try/On Life farm.

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Since 2003, Brenna Bell has lived in a small apartment in a 1940s-era house at the Try/On Life Community Farm in Southwest Portland.More recently, Bell and the other 16 adult residents of the farm, a ...   More
Wednesday, January 25, 2006 Emily Cooper

Buying The Farm

Time running out for activists to purchase Try/on Life Community Farm.

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A hand-painted sign at the end of a driveway on Southwest Boones Ferry Road urgently counts down the days left to "Save the Farm!"That farm, Try/on Life Community Farm, has become a cause cél&e ...   More
Wednesday, December 28, 2005 Emily Cooper

Jay Walking Into The Portland Building

PDX businessman Roy Jay's Project Clean Slate gets free space in city building.

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Prominent Portland businessman Roy Jay's project to give lawbreakers a "clean slate" got by recently, with a little help from his friends.The City Council voted unanimously on Nov. 23 to donate space ...   More
Wednesday, December 7, 2005 Emily Cooper

Wilma Mankiller

Ex-Cherokee Chief, and current UO law professor, sounds off about how U.S. society judges tribes.

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Wilma Mankiller muses that perhaps her last name is why she gets so much attention.But it's more than a name that earned Mankiller a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998 and a Woman of the Year award ...   More
Wednesday, November 23, 2005 Emily Cooper

Willamette Week's Guide to Lewis and Clark Re-enactors

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Rumors reached Portland last week of a schism among the Discovery Expedition re-enactors heading our way to mark the 200th anniversary of Lewis and Clark's arrival at the Pacific.It seems somewhere in ...   More
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 Emily Cooper

Special Forces Association

Rogue of the Week
As Halloween approaches, sinister forces are at work east of Eugene in Walterville, home of TrineDay Press.The small press run by former Portland hippie Kris Millegan faces the horrors of bankruptcy f ...   More
Wednesday, October 26, 2005 Emily Cooper

Not Your father's Auto Show

Portland welcomes its first bio-fuels car show.

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Brian Jamison offers some not-exactly-disinterested advice for everyone still running around in gasoline-burning vehicles: Sell your car.But Jamison, president of Portland's Go Biodiesel Cooperative, ...   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Emily Cooper

Watered Down

Oregon enviros fuming at state regulators may ask (get this) Bush's EPA for help.

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When Brent Foster, head of Columbia Riverkeeper, walked out of a September meeting with the state Department of Environmental Quality's water gurus, he was furious."I've been attending these meetings ...   More
Wednesday, October 12, 2005 Emily Cooper
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