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Why Sam Adams Drifted Away

By dropping his re-election bid, the mayor admits his political weakness and reveals some realities of power in Portland.

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Many tough things have been said about Sam Adams over the years   More
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 COREY PEIN

BREAKING NEWS: Adams Not Running For Re-Election as Portland Mayor (Updated)

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Portland Mayor Sam Adams won't run for re-election.Adams released a statement this afternoon—after WW first reported he wasn't going to seek a second term—announcing his decision not to run again.In an interview with WW this afternoon, Adams talks about his decision not to run for re-election. Listen below or download th...   More
Friday, July 29, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Read the Document: What The WHO Really Says About Wi-Fi Risks

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Portland Public Schools has yet to file a response to the lawsuit filed by the father of a Mt. Tabor Middle School student demanding a shutdown of the school's Wi-Fi network over his concerns that it is somehow poisoning his daughter.

WW's recent story on this case of "Wi-Fi Woo Woo" drew a heated resp...   More
Thursday, July 28, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Massive Cojones on Display at Oregon Convention Center (Updated With Shrinkage)

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Via Hacker News comes this video of a fascinating talk by (former) Google staff software engineer Steve Yegge.Speaking at the annual prestige...   More
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Wi-Fi Woo-Woo

Pseudo-science strikes again in a parent’s lawsuit against Portland Public Schools.

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The parent of a student at Mount Tabor Middle School has sued Portland Public Schools, claiming that its use of Wi-Fi is “genotoxic, carcinogenic, neurotoxic and otherwise…harmful” to his dau   More
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 COREY PEIN

Urban Chickens: Not Just For White Yuppies


From the City of Portland's Office of Human Relations comes this heartwarming tale of an immigrant family who unwittingly exceeded Multnomah County's limits as to the number of allowable unpermitted chickens (three hens, no roosters...   More
Monday, July 11, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Who You Callin', Portland?

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This is interesting: A map of cell phone calls and text messages, county-to-county, compiled by researchers at M.I.T. and I.B.M. using data from AT&T.

The maps offer some clue about migration patterns and social networks, as well as yet another way to kill 10 minutes on the internet today.
It turns out that Broo...   More
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Death of a Yogi

The battle for a corporate empire, hundreds of millions of dollars and the meaning of a faith.

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In downtown Portland, across Southwest 5th Avenue from City Hall, stands a tall glass and aluminum tower. Inside this building, the Pacwest Center, is a safe. This safe keeps many secrets, but thi   More
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 COREY PEIN

Ideas For A Fireworks-Free Portland Independence Day

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On this Fourth of July, the Portland Fire Bureau would like to remind you to stick with sparklers. Bottle rockets, roman candles and firecrackers "are ILLEGAL in Oregon," the bureau says.
Not scared by the prospect of a $500 fine?
Consider: Your M-80 could trigger someone's PTSD.
Illegal fireworks are dan...   More
Monday, July 4, 2011 by COREY PEIN
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