Safe and Sane Fireworks, Ranked

Well, it’s here. This week, America will celebrate its birth for the 238th time. In Portland, the Fourth of July is traditionally marked by honoring Article I of the Constitution, which provid   More
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Fahrenheit 4th of July

Illegal fireworks are exploding in Oregon. Portland’s new fire chief is cracking down.

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You thought it was a victimless crime, a Portland rite of passage. You drive across the Columbia River, fill your trunk with powerful fireworks that are legal in Washington, and then smuggle the   More
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 AARON MESH

"People's Republic" or "Patriotic Republic" of Portland

Here's something to chew on this Fourth of July: Men's Health magazine has ranked Portland as America's most patriotic city, nosing out Salt Lake City and Kansas City. The magazine said it calculated the rankings based on percentage of registered voters who turned out for state and federal elections from 2004 to 2008 (Portland was ninth); money spent on military veterans per capita (Portland ...   More
Thursday, July 1, 2010 HANK STERN


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