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Oregonians Register in Record Numbers

Oregon voters, you've outdone yourselves! Late this afternoon, just a few minutes shy of the 5 pm voter registration deadline, election officials announced a new record: the number of registered Oregonians had climbed to 2,143,290, surpassing the record set in 2004, when 2,141,249 Bea...   More
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 by Katie Gilbert

Portland's Visit From The Potential "First Bro-in-Law"

It's looking like Portland won't be receiving any visits from presidential hopefuls this campaign season – and not any vice-presidential candidates or prospective first spouses either. But hey, at least we got a potential First Brother-in-law!
That's right, Crai...   More
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 by Katie Gilbert

OBAMA-PALOOZA: Local Artists Rally in Support of Barack Obama

I guess we have Sarah Palin to thank.
About two weeks ago, local actor, vocalist/voice actor Michele Mariana (pictured above she won a Drammy for Portland Center Stage's Cabaret , and is doing voice work for Laika Film's upcoming Coraline ) reached her McCain campaign inan...   More
Monday, October 6, 2008 by Katie Gilbert

Mandatory Reading: How to Help Madison High School

Last spring, Madison High School administration opted to cut its part-time library assistant, Wendy Giesler. And that decision left the 940-student school with one overwhelmed full-time librarian. So when class resumed this August, Madison's teachers agreed that the library aide position shouldn't have been expendable, and vowed to bring back their beloved Giesler – by figuring out how to ...   More
Thursday, October 2, 2008 by Katie Gilbert

Liberated Columnist S. Renee Mitchell "Reveals" her Presidential Pick to Other Women

Last night, I got in touch with my feminine side at a women-centric fundraiser for Barack Obama. But enough about me. The most interesting woman among the 200 who gathered in the candlelit Southeast Portland warehouse known as The Plant to drink wine, eat desserts, make T-shirts ...   More
Thursday, October 2, 2008 by Katie Gilbert

Browse the Beaver State

Web encyclopedia aims to be the go-to site for all things Oregon.

News Stories
A recent Web search conducted by students at Portland State University for all things Oregon revealed that only 17 percent of the people in the results were women. The Oregon Encyclopedia Project hope ...   More
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 Katie Gilbert

You Can’t Spell “Obsession” Without The O.

A new way to spark reader interest: Distribute a DVD that PO’s subscribers.

Rogue of the Week
In a very busy news week—from the first presidential debate to Wall Street’s meltdown—The Oregonian made its own headlines by inserting a DVD in its Sunday editions that managed to t ...   More
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 Katie Gilbert

Oregonian Faces Outrage over "Obsession" DVD Inserted in Sunday Paper

Demonstrators gathered this morning – homemade signs in tow – to protest the Oregonian 's decision to distribute a DVD called “Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West ...   More
Monday, September 29, 2008 by Katie Gilbert

Faced with Plague of Grasshoppers, Emergency Board Leaps into Action

How much does a get-out-of-plague-free card run these days? Apparently somewhere in the neighborhood of $119,000. That's how much the state's Legislative Emergency Board pledged today in an effort to eradicate the worst grasshopper infestation Eastern Oregon has seen in decade...   More
Friday, September 26, 2008 by Katie Gilbert

Rock the Registration!

Your Obama shirt is nice and all, but he's not gonna appreciate your wearing it unless you're registered to vote. So go make sure you're registered right now. The state Election Division set up this site today; to ...   More
Thursday, September 25, 2008 by Katie Gilbert
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