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Our Spin On 7 Days of News


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“It’s like seeing the Gestapo, man.”—“Mike,” a hippie, to KGW, describing the Portland Police Bureau’s decision to keep an eye on the Sunday night “Fir ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 COREY PEIN

Election News Chewier Than Jeff Merkley’s Hot Dog.


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slow race to nowhere How has the City Council contest become such a snooze?On a November ballot featuring O’Biden vs. McPalin and a U.S. Senate election so nasty it should be moderated by Andrew ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 COREY PEIN

The Weekly Fix

Our spin on 7 days of news


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“Eugene woman sues over pit bull attack.” —The Associated Press, Sept. 22 Sobering news: Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers joined his colleagues from 24 states in asking MillerCoor ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 COREY PEIN

Fare Play

Portland’s got a screwed-up taxi market. Now regulators hope to fix it.


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Christopher Whalen ran a limo business in Phoenix until moving to Portland in 2006. His wife thought Arizona was too hot, and wanted to be closer to her family. Last January, after working as a drive ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 COREY PEIN

Our Spin On 7 Days of News


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Green Biz News: The feds busted a huge marijuana operation allegedly run by a Mexican cartel on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in central Oregon. Street value: $10 million. Willie Horton Redux: U ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 COREY PEIN

Brighter Lights, Bigger Cities

What’s Sam Adams doing for 11 days In China


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Portland Mayor-elect Sam Adams has committed to developing an “export trade strategy” when he takes office in January. So it makes sense he’s visiting China, Oregon’s fourth-bi ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 COREY PEIN

Missing Ingredients In Portland Bike Rental Plan: Money, Sex


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Here's the question that must be answered if Portland's stalled plans for a bike rental system, like the set-ups in ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 by COREY PEIN

DIY Justice

In Oregon, The Man lets you be The Man, too. Here’s how to play traffic cop.


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On a cold afternoon last December, Brion Barnett was riding his Univega bicycle home along a two-lane, tree-lined street off Southwest Scholls Ferry Road in Beaverton, where he works as a city enginee ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 COREY PEIN

Bar Fight

The restaurant lobby butts heads with Portland neighborhoods.


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A proposal coming before the Oregon Liquor Control Commission could tip the balance in the endless struggle between state and local authorities, neighborhood associations, Portland’s 2,200-odd b ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 COREY PEIN

Last Night's Surprise Navy SEAL Training (May Have) Included Live Fire And Training Ammo


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Here's the text of an April letter from Mayor Tom Potter to the U.S. Navy authorizing last night's helicopter training exercises downtown, which caught Portlanders by...   More
 
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 by COREY PEIN
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