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Toys Containing Magnets

Rogue of the Week
As you're rushing around snatching up holiday toys, there are some options to avoid.The list of Rogue-ish toys comes courtesy of Oregon State Public Interest Research Group, which annually releases an ...   More
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Claire Trageser

In Wednesday's Paper: Dangerous Toys

Want to know what toys to stay away from when shopping for the tiny tots in your life? Pick up Wednesday's WW and check out the Rogue of the Week to see what OSPIRG says are the most dangerous toys on the shelves this year....   More
Monday, December 4, 2006 by Claire Trageser

Trammit's "Real" Name

Now that Commissioner Sam Adams' Nov. 30 deadline to name the aerial tram has passed, you are waiting on the edge of your seat to find out the winner. Right? Well, you're going to have to wait a little longer.

According to Adams' office, the top 100 out of 773 unique entries (1,080 were submit...   More
Monday, December 4, 2006 by Claire Trageser

Shopping for a Cause

If homelessness downtown scares away potential shoppers, the new “Give More Get More” shopping card will kill two birds with one stone.

The card, released today by the Portland Business Alliance, Downtown Marketing Initiative and Downtown Retail Council, gives special discounts and...   More
Friday, December 1, 2006 by Claire Trageser

Darfur: How Do Local Reps Stack Up?

It's report card time for our elected officials, but these grades are based on something more serious than turning in homework on time.

The activist group Genocide Intervention Network issued every member of Congress a letter grade based on his or her support for measures to help end the genoc...   More
Friday, November 24, 2006 by Claire Trageser

Spreading the Love—With Turkeys!

It's that time of year again! The Radio Cab Foundation will begin its distribution of turkeys and potatoes to over 1,000 families in the Portland area on Dec. 16.

Portlanders are encouraged to write letters to the foundation if they know about a family that won't have a Christmas, says David Yandell, a Radio Cab driver who began the foundation.

"It's a surprise to...   More
Monday, November 20, 2006 by Claire Trageser

Multnomah County commissioner cleared of ethics violations

The state ethics commission has decided there is not sufficient evidence to conclude that Multnomah County Commissioner Maria Rojo de Steffey violated conflict-of-interest statutes.
A complaint filed against Rojo de Steffey had alleged the commissioner violated those statutes in her dealings with the co...   More
Friday, November 17, 2006 by Claire Trageser

Mini-Portland Built in Denver! (Conceptually.)

Over the past week, a miniature Portland was built in Denver. When it was finished on Tuesday, over 500 people came to spend an evening sipping drinks and eating appetizers in the mini-city while learning about the sustainable industry Portland offers.

The City of Portland collaborated with ov...   More
Thursday, November 16, 2006 by Claire Trageser

Downtown: Everything's Waiting for You!

It was a busy Monday morning in Pioneer Square.

First, Mayor Tom Potter held a press conference to announce the launch of a new marketing campaign, the Downtown Marketing Initiative, to encourage Portlanders to shop at downtown businesses.

Unfortunately, it rained the whole time and there was no place to park—two problems with shopping downtown that sparked the ...   More
Monday, November 13, 2006 by Claire Trageser

Write-In Crusader Rings in a Moral Victory

Charles Henderson already has plans for the “Write In Henderson” lawn signs if he decides to run for a judge position again.

“I can take a little white sticker, put it over the ‘Position 37' and then write in whatever position I'm running for,” he said, grinning. “Then I'll put another sticker over the ‘Write In' and add ‘Elect.'&#822...   More
Monday, November 13, 2006 by Claire Trageser
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