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Portland's Great Plastic Debate

Paper or Plastic? In Portland, how about neither?

Recycling activists, business owners and members of the grocery industry packed the Portland City Council chamber Monday evening to discuss a proposed plan by...   More
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 by Mariah Summers

Machine Politics: Dems call Gordon Smith "the real Terminator" as unions protest fundraiser with Ahnuld

Union workers want Oregon to say hasta la vista to Sen. Gordon Smith and his trade policies. They made that message loud and clear today at a protest outside of a fundraiser where Smith (R-Ore.) had been scheduled to host Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The ...   More
Friday, September 19, 2008 by Mariah Summers

Bishops Barbershop Offering Franchises Beyond Portland

Not every business is retreating in the face of the recession.

Beginning this week, Portland-based Bishops Barbershops is offering franchises outside the city where it was founded in 2001.

Bishops has been...   More
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 by Mariah Summers

The Anti-Prostitution Plan for 82nd

Nearly a year after prostitution-free and drug-free zones on Portland's 82nd Avenue were allowed to expire, Mayor Tom Potter introduced a new plan today to help combat prostitution that residents say is growing again.

Potter, who rolled out hi...   More
Thursday, September 11, 2008 by Mariah Summers
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