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Kenton association says "Never Mind" on César E. Chávez Boulevard




Another blow for the withering campaign to rename Interstate Avenue after César Chávez.
The Kenton Neighborhood Association, which drew fire when it wrote a letter of support for the name change without ge...   More
 
Thursday, October 11, 2007 by Jonah Sandford

Elephant Fears

What do animal-rights activists want? An offsite habitat for zoo elephants. When do they want it? Now.


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Away from the crowd at the Oregon Zoo’s Asian Elephant exhibit, two trainers give the two-ton creatures a workout in a barn. Using large pieces of carrot as incentive, the trainers coax the elep ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Jonah Sandford

Juicy Suits: A Bad Bounce for Oregon Youth Soccer



In early May 2007, Oregon Youth Soccer Association Director of Programs Noeleen Conway was asked to make a difficult decision about a game being played by boys under the age of 14.
According to a suit filed this week in Multnoma...   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 by Jonah Sandford

Sweeping Changes For Oregon Libertarian Party




There are big changes afoot for the Libertarian Party of Oregon.
First, state chair Don Smith resigned at a Sept. 29 meeting, citing “the demands of a new job.” Then, on Monday, Richard Burke (pictured above), the par...   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 by Jonah Sandford

Mission of Burma

Far from Myanmar, refugees try to tell Portland what’s going on in their former home.


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On his way out of Starbucks in Pioneer Courthouse Square, 34-year-old Athein notices a stack of New York Times newspapers by the door. As has been the case recently, his home country of Myanmar is fea ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Jonah Sandford

You Gotta Love This Guy: Oden hobbles up to talk physical therapy, dismiss "Dance Dance Revolution" rumor, unveil most awesome dog name ever




The Blazers tried to put a happy face on the apocalypse today during Greg Oden's first press conference since his season-ending-before-it-started knee surgery two weeks ago. Blazers GM Kevin Pritchard spoke first, calling the injury a ...   More
 
Thursday, September 27, 2007 by Jonah Sandford

Cop Shakes the Clown: "Gentrification Jesus" dinged for droopy diaper



Rising rents may have forced members of the Alberta Clown House out of their longtime home at Northeast 25th Avenue and Alberta Street at the end of August, but the legendary street performers/bike peddlers/rabble-rousers didn't go out quietly.
The Clown ...   More
 
Monday, September 24, 2007 by Jonah Sandford

César E. Chávez Boulevard v. Interstate Avenue




The committee to rename Interstate Avenue after César E. Chávez appeared to get a huge boost this summer when the Kenton Neighborhood Association board wrote a letter expressing i...   More
 
Tuesday, September 18, 2007 by Jonah Sandford
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