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Waiting in Vain

Woman alleges her mom died because her emergency call was routed to an empty office.

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A 60-year-old resident of Northeast Portland’s Allen Fremont Plaza died while waiting for a medical response after pulling an emergency cord in her room, according to a recent lawsuit. The compl ...   More
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 Rachel Schiff

Sept 11 General Strike Protesting Everything in General

A nameless grassroots movement has announced plans to protest everything, everywhere in a general strike this Sept 11.

Flyers for the movement command Americans to hit the streets and forgo work, school, and shopping to protest the Iraq war, election fraud, civil-rights abuses, ...   More
Monday, August 13, 2007 by Rachel Schiff

Running on Empty: Airplane Tram Stuck on Runway

Mass Tram America, Inc. founder Ben Missler has run into some roadblocks in his grand plan to build a national network of trams out of decommissioned aircrafts (see previous WW story "Trams Across America"). A former mechanical en...   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 by Rachel Schiff

Mercy Corps: The Next Noah

As drizzling rain stained a summer afternoon today in Portland, torrential rains flooded central Sudan.

Mercy Corps' senior program officer, Cathy Bergman of Portland, is visiting Sudan as part of the humanitarian agency's mission to bring relief to an area that United Nations r...   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 by Rachel Schiff

Dining out to Feed the Hungry

This August, you can feed others by feeding yourself. Nine Portland restaurants (see schedule below) will donate a portion of one day's or meal's profits to the Sisters of the Road, a Portland organization that serves low-cost or free meals in exchange for cash, food-stamps, or work from 10 a.m. to 3 ...   More
Tuesday, July 31, 2007 by Rachel Schiff

Kitchen Kaboodle to Kiss Downtown Goodbye

Kitchen Kaboodle's store at 535 S.W. 6th is closing on Sept. 30 after four years of declining sales at the downtown location.

The locally-owned cookery store has been downtown for nearly 30 years, but Kitchen Kaboodle co-owner John Whisler says "Market forces have changed. We ha...   More
Friday, July 27, 2007 by Rachel Schiff

Paper Trail

While "street paper" pros converge in Portland to brainstorm, the homeless stick to the streets.

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Representatives from 17 "street newspapers" are converging in Portland this weekend for their biennial conference. But if you're imagining planes packed with homeless scribes landing in Portland, brin ...   More
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 Rachel Schiff

Sexual Assault Survivors now able to Sidestep Police in Evidence Collection

As of June 1, survivors of sexual assault in Oregon no longer have to file a police report for medical personnel to collect forensic evidence. The Evidence Preservation Bill (HB 2154) went into effect immediately with Gov. Ted Kulongoski's signature, allowing survivors to postpone criminal investigatio...   More
Saturday, July 21, 2007 by Rachel Schiff

Timothy Gripp's Killer Sentenced to 22 1/2 years

Friends and family of Timothy Gripp, a 50-year-old amateur musician killed last year by his boyfriend and kept in a bathtub on ice, crowded into a Portland courtroom today as his killer was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison.

Monday, July 16, 2007 by Rachel Schiff

Nicholas Kristof to Speak on Darfur

Outspoken New York Times columnist and Oregon native Nicholas Kristof is coming to Portland to speak on the Genocide in Darfur on Sunday, July 21 22. The free event, titled "First Genocide of the 21st Century: Report from Darfur," is sponsored by Amnesty International and will be held at 7 pm a...   More
Friday, July 13, 2007 by Rachel Schiff
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