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Party Crashers

The first rally to recall mayor Sam Adams veers to the right.


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RUNNING ON EMPTY: Jeff Taylor, who got 1.6 percent of the vote in the May 2008 mayor’s race, looked ready for another run. (left) STAMP OF DISAPPROVAL: Rally volunteer Diane Manser paid to have ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 Megan Brescini

Women Of Death

Should backyard burials be OK?


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Senate Bill 796 targets 15 women whose knowledge makes them dangerous: They know, for instance, that it is not illegal in Oregon to bury a dead relative in the backyard. At issue in SB 796: whether th ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 Megan Brescini

A Night With The Recall Sam Adams Campaign




There were three TV news vans out front of Nick's Coney Island restaurant Thursday evening by 5:30pm, a half hour before the first rally for the Recall Sam Adams political action committee. Too many bulky cameras, micropho...   More
 
Thursday, May 14, 2009 by Megan Brescini

Ban-Challenging Doc Returns from Cuba



Your move, President Obama.

As previously reported, retired 94-year-old Dr. Charles Grossman spent a week in Cuba as a tourist to challenge America's ban on trade and travel to Cuba. Grossman return...   More
 
Thursday, May 14, 2009 by Megan Brescini

Revisiting Renn Fayre

WW checks back on Reed College’s signature festival one year later.


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I’m sitting on the toilet, reading the stall-wall wisdom in one of Reed College’s restrooms during this year’s Renn Fayre extravaganza. The scrawl was obviously written a few days be ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 Megan Brescini

Hey, Neighbor!


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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 Megan Brescini

Official Opening of the Ed Benedict Skate Plaza



Photo: Rich Burton of Earth Patrol Media

Mark your calendars, skateboarders.

The official opening ceremony for the Ed Benedict Skate Plaza is Saturday, May 30, and it will be...   More
 
Monday, May 11, 2009 by Megan Brescini

Hey, Neighbor!


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Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Megan Brescini

Swine And Sneeze

Oink, oink: Our awards for local tv coverage of the swine flu.


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Did you buy loads of hand sanitizer last week? Or hold your breath every time someone coughed on the bus? As of May 5, there were 21 reported cases of swine flu in Oregon, or about one for every 180,0 ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Megan Brescini

Cuba or Bust For This 94-Year-Old Doc




On April 13, President Obama lifted a U.S. ban that had made it illegal for Americans to visit family in Cuba or send them money.

While a big st...   More
 
Friday, May 1, 2009 by Megan Brescini
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