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Jefferson Smith Wants YOU

(To Pay for His 40th Birthday Trip to Africa)


Failed Portland mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith wants the Internet to pay for his $4,800 40th birthday trip to Africa.

A user account by the name of Jefferson Smith has posted an appeal to crowdsourcing fundraising site crowdtilt.com, under the title of "Mr. Smith Goes to Liberia."
Thursday, July 25, 2013 by Katie Gilbert

New Cab Company, Trying to Draw Customers, Offers Free Rides This Friday


Union Cab—the city’s newest taxi company—is trying to gain customers and build loyalty in one of the most direct ways possible: free rides. 
The company wants Portlanders to know more about Union Cab, which touts itself as a taxi service that offers betters wages than other cab companies—plus benefits and retirement plans.&...   More
Thursday, June 27, 2013 by Katie Gilbert

Why Ireland's President Is Coming To Portland

Looking for a sure way to duck out from under that spreading recession raincloud?

Think for a second about how wimpy our "severe economic downturn" looks next to the    More
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 by Katie Gilbert

A Day In The Life of A Strike

Now in their 73rd day of striking, workers and retirees of Oak Harbor Freight Lines rallied today to protest what they call the "unfair labor practices" of their Auburn, Wash.-bas...   More
Thursday, December 4, 2008 by Katie Gilbert

Obama, Abortion, and What Some Portland Churches Think About Both

So much for a new post-partisanship world with the election of Barack Obama — at least from one cluster of Portland congregations.

Gregg Harris — teaching elder, founder of Household of Faith Community Church, and r...   More
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 by Katie Gilbert

An Old Addition

A manager twice accused of date rape is back at a Southeast bar.

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Two recent employees at Sewickly Addition, a bar on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, say they’re concerned a manager accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women is back on the job. Employees ...   More
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 Katie Gilbert

They Make You Wanna Shout

Memo to anti-gay protesters: Portland doesn’t have a Swedish consulate…or much sympathy for your cause.

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A handful of anti-gay protesters from a notorious Kansas church descended Monday on downtown Portland to picket Portland State University as well as the German and Swedish consulates. As is typical f ...   More
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 Katie Gilbert

Anti-Gay Demonstrators Can't Find A Swedish Consulate in Portland But Do Find Plenty of Counter-Protesters

Followers of notorious anti-gay protester Fred Phelps visited Portland this morning, armed with signage listing the various people they claim God hates ("fag...   More
Monday, November 24, 2008 by Katie Gilbert

Nonviolent Femmes

Sisters of the Road invites Portland to come learn the steps of the nonviolent movement.

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At the end of a recent three-hour civil disobedience training session at Sisters of the Road Cafe, speaker Tom Hastings asked the 25 attendees whether they had read the introduction to Lives of a Cell ...   More
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Katie Gilbert

Heads-Up to "Leftist" Donors: Howard Rich is Watching You

Watch out, all you sleazy, law-dodging liberal donors in Oregon and around the country. Americans for Limited Government has its eye on you.

That's the basic sentiment of a letter from New Yorker    More
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 by Katie Gilbert
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