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Why TriMet Says Its Ridership Dropped Last Month

TriMet's July ridership numbers are in. And they don't look so good. Stats from last month show 8.5 million trips last month on buses, MAX and WES — an 8 percent drop from July 2008.

Bus lines during rush hour took the biggest hit — with ridership down 17.3 percent from last year at the same time. Though still down ov...   More
Monday, August 10, 2009 by Allison Ferre

Beaumont Neighborhood Rallies Against Hate Crime

Beaumont-Wilshire residents gathered in the Beaumont Middle School parking lot tonight to speak out against the recent hate crime reported in their neighborhood by a 22-year-old Vietnamese American man.

On the morning of Aug. 2, Bao Vuong says four white males verbally assaulted and aggressively approached him at a stop-li...   More
Friday, August 7, 2009 by Allison Ferre

PETA Saddles Up For Another Portland Battle

Whoa, Nelly!

PETA wants Mayor Sam Adams today to ban "cruel, dangerous horse-drawn carriages" in Portland. The traditional image of weddings and Central Park has lost some of its romanticism since a horse dropped dead Aug.1 while pulling Portland newlyweds around downtown. Balatour, the 23-year-old horse, reportedly...   More
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 by Allison Ferre

Square Deal

Free bus service could disappear from downtown with little public protest.

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A year and a half after public outcry quashed TriMet’s plan to limit the hours of Fareless Square, the newest proposal to eliminate the free downtown bus service has received much less oppositio ...   More
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 Allison Ferre

End Times

Oregon Democrat puts doctors’ end-of-life talks with patients into the national debate.

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In an effort to improve end-of-life medical care, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer has introduced legislation that would require Medicare to reimburse physicians for discussing end-of-life choices with patie ...   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Allison Ferre

Peltier Coming To Portland?

Chauncey Peltier, 43-year-old son of imprisoned American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, stopped by WW's offices Monday to sign a letter to the parole board that's considering his father's parole from the U.S. Penitenitary in Lewisburg, Pa. next week.

The letter invites his father to live in the Portland area, pen...   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 by Allison Ferre

Hey, Neighbor!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Allison Ferre

Total Recall

Mayor Sam Adams’ would-be recallers need to collect 358 valid signatures a day. Do they stand a chance?

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Veteran tax activist Don McIntire invited Jasun Wurster last week to his self-described meeting of “conservative crazies,” because he wanted his cronies to hear a battle plan from the chie ...   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 Allison Ferre

Hey, Neighbor!

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009 Allison Ferre
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