CORRECTED: Portland's Suicide Rate Three Times National Average, Portland Police Say


CORRECTION AND UPDATE 12/3/2013: This blog post relies on statistics provided by the Portland Police Bureau that greatly overstated the Portland suicide rate compared to that of the United States as a whole.ORIGINAL POST:The Portland Police released an analysis of suicides in the city this morning, and the results are grim: Portland's suicide rate is about three times the national average. The ...   More
Monday, September 30, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Outer Worlds #17: Martin Rev


No matter how many albums Martin Rev has released since he started playing music in the late '70s, he will always be remembered as the sunglass-clad noisemaker from the band Suicide. The duo's bleak and uncompromising sound, fed by the tinny pulse of an early drum machine, an overmodulated Farfisa organ, and the confrontational attitude of singer Alan Vega once caused a small riot at a club in Brussels. ...   More
Friday, October 18, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Mic Check: Martin Rev

On the legacy of Suicide

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Although he has maintained a healthy solo career, Martin Rev will forever be known for his work in Suicide, the post-punk, proto-industrial duo he started in New York with vocalist Alan Vega. In    More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 ROBERT HAM

An Unhappy Holiday Note

Here's a troubling reminder that the holidays have a downside: Oregon Partnership says its suicide crisis line staff performed five suicide rescues last week in a two-hour period. Whether that's a statistical anomaly is unknown, but it does contrast with the non-profit's average of about ten suicide rescues a month. And Oregon Partnership, which works on fighting substance abuse and suicide, ...   More
Monday, December 20, 2010 STACY BROWNHILL

Corrections Grand Jury: Suicide is Main Concern for Jails

A yearly report on jails and prisons in Multnomah County says suicide prevention is the main concern of the grand jurors tasked with studying the local corrections system. The corrections grand jury report (PDF) released today by the District Attorney's Office says the downtown Multnomah County Detention Center has had two suicides since July 2009. There was one suicide in the four years prior ...   More
Monday, January 3, 2011 JAMES PITKIN


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