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Free to Pee in the Wee Hours

Who says the news is slow around City Hall these days?
In the latest ground-breaking development to come out of City Hall, there's this:

Starting Aug. 2, City Hall will expand its public restroom hours on the building's first floor so that people can "hit the head" from 11...   More
Friday, July 13, 2007 by Rachel Schiff

License To Tattle

To report or not to report rabies vaccinations, that is the question.

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Local veterinarians worry that a new Multnomah County ordinance taking effect Aug. 1 will discourage pet owners from getting their animals vaccinated for rabies. That's because Ordinance 1093 passed ...   More
Wednesday, July 11, 2007 Rachel Schiff

Kucinich Brings Hundreds to Benson Rally

These days, the idealists are old. With Social Security and health care in jeopardy, the aging baby-boomers have to maintain an often unrealistic idealism. With plans to implement single-payer health universal health care and secure Social Security, U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) is the pr...   More
Monday, July 2, 2007 by Rachel Schiff

The Devil Makes Three at the Aladdin Theater, June 24, 2007

Young Portlanders do not know how to dance to country music. Nevertheless, an awkward, but jubilant crowd left their seats last Sunday to move to the bluesy music of The Devil Makes Three. Some attempted to jig in place, others paired up to dosey-doe, while still others thrashed about to form an unwelcome pit of b...   More
Friday, June 29, 2007 by Rachel Schiff

Cascadia Scorecard

The Pacific Northwest just got its report card, and things do not look good. The report card came in the form of Seattle-based sustainability think tank Sightline Institute's fourth annual Cascadia Scorecard, a book that rates the region in seven categories: Health, Economy, Population, Energy, Sprawl...   More
Thursday, June 28, 2007 by Rachel Schiff

Agent Mulder, Your Double-Pepperoni Is Up

UFO fanatics and skeptics alike are invited to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Portland UFO sightings July 4 at It's a Beautiful Pizza at 3342 SE Belmont St..

The event commemorates the saucer sighting of July 4, 1947, when several civilians, three policemen, and a pilot in mid-air saw a cluster of large disc-shaped objects flying at approximately 10,000 feet. Observ...   More
Thursday, June 28, 2007 by Rachel Schiff
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