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October 22nd, 2014

These trees on the corner of 3rd. and Fir St. are right pretty most of the year, but they were especially pretty when I saw them a few days ago, with the morning light illuminating the leaves. I wish I had more time to go out and go autumn leaf hunting. I hope I can […] The post

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October 21st, 2014

The OC is focusing on recruiting right now. We are working on an issue but it is a slower process with only a few at the oars. If your interested in being a writer or artist and getting published stop by the office Mondays at 6:00P.M in EMU South 137.

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RAD Wheels have been influential in changing the style of downhill skateboarding for years and now even RAD is being influenced! Two of the fastest and gnarliest downhill skateboarders out there have all new Pro Model RAD Wheels. First we have the Adam Persson RAD Influence Wheel. This wheel is a 70mm tall, has a

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I don’t think it’s any secret that Portland knows its beverages. With a thriving brewing and distilling scene, we’re lucky to have a wealth of knowledge within arms reach. And any number of bartenders and mixologist who are willing to help us with those decisions. But sometimes, you could use a little help

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Like any startup accelerator, PIE likes to make its demo days as accessible as it possibly can. We always host it in a big theater. But that sold out quickly, this year. So we added a simulcast venue thanks to our friends at eBay Portland. But now both of those venues are standing room only.

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By Ted Wheeler of Portland, Oregon. Ted is Oregon’s State Treasurer and a sixth generation Oregonian. As you consider your vote, I urge you to vote Yes on Measure 86. All Oregonians should have a shot at a college education an

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It makes sense. As the cry of “We need more talent!” gets louder and louder, many groups are stepping up to fill that gap. And to help teach people to code. The latest addition to Portland is Code Fellows, a coding school headquartered in Seattle that has recently expanded to the Rose City. For Portland

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SWEET HOME — What 17-year-old Sadi Riggs lacks in mobility, she makes up for in spirit, and as her fellow Sweet Home High Husky cheerleaders will attest — decibles.

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Portland likes its Bitcoin. There’s little doubt. With any number of folks in town exploring Bitcoin—in typical Portland hobbyist fashion. And now a number of those efforts are translating into mature solutions. With interesting business potential. Portland’s Paydici revealed one such experiment today with

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Nearly two dozen artists from five states are joining forces to preserve the memory of Albany’s historic white oaks through the wood of the trees themselves.

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Guest photographer Tom Miller brings the pretty with this lovely autumn shot of the Santiam River. It must have been awesome to actually be there. Thanks, Tom! I’m asking for help This is nothing something I want to have to do, but I need help. My cat, Butler (that’s him at right), suddenly became very [̷

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For the last several election cycles, Congressman Kurt Schrader has faced tough (-ish) opposition. But here in 2014, it's been a bit of a snooze-fest. Daily Kos Elections

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by Dan Lucas In a recent endorsement of Gov. Kitzhaber for a 4th term as Oregon Governor, the Statesman Journal Editorial Board wrote “A key example is how Kitzhaber worked with the Legislature to have a successful, bipartisan special session …

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By Taxpayer Association Oregon PAC The Taxpayer Association of Oregon PAC has produced a special “small race” Voters Guide because these smaller nonpartisan races lack funds & media attention to adequately communicate with voters.  These races get ignored when they …

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October 20th, 2014

In a major victory for community activists who have complained about infill developments in established neighborhoods, the Corvallis City Council voted Monday night to reject a two-unit projec…

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Team and individual high school cross-country district titles will be up for grabs Wednesday, and Corvallis and Crescent Valley will be right in the thick of it as usual.

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On a drizzly Friday afternoon Stro Strohmeyer was on the job outside the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house on Northwest Harrison Boulevard.

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In this election, Oregon residents have the opportunity to vote Yes on Measure 88, affirming the bi-partisan actions taken by the Oregon legislature and Governor Kitzhaber in 2013 to extend the right to drive to all people living in our state. This law would have ensured that recent immigrants, the elderly temporary work

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A young group of receivers just got a little younger.

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Good thing whoever tried to booby trap a trailhead leading into Forest Park just south of that one cemetery up on NW Skyline Boulevard doesn't see

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Welcome back to The Walking Dead Chitty-Chat Club where we recap last night's episode—which really TOOK A BITE out a ce

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I feel really bad for my office mate - her very sick friend passed Friday afternoon. Buuuuuuuut since clocking in at 8am today - ALL she has done is called friends to let them know she passed, (which has lead to sobbing and very personal conversations about this woman to play out at her desk, around four of us), and call

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It's really not too awful riding to work in the dark and rainy weather -but then there's you. And you, and you. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad you use a light – you would be even more of an asshole if you didn't – and perhaps a blinking light does save battery life. But, really: Blinkety BLINK blink blink Blinkety b

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Female, 42, just dumped by the 48-year-old man I've been dating for six months. It started out as a Craigslist "Casual Encounter" and turned into something wonderful, caring, monogamous/exclusive from early on, and the first opportunity I've ever had to explore D/s (I'm the "s"). He "met someone new." My bur

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J. RODDY WALSTON AND THE BUSINESS, FLY GOLDEN EAGLE(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) See My, What a Busy Week!

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The rumors are true: Sleater-Kinney are coming back. As we surmised back in December of last year, 2014 is indeed the year of the S-K reunion—well, 2015 to be exact. The Port

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The rumors are true: Sleater-Kinney are coming back.

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GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! I've got to make a play to make my lover stay. So what would an angel say, the devil wants to know. LET'S GO TO PRESS. An Oregon defense attorney accidentally brings his

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North Street Bags is a Portland based label that manufactures small batch, waterproof convertible panniers and bike bags using U.S. made materials. They d

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I believe this structure at the Knife River sand and gravel place across the bridge south of Stayton is what is technically known as a “doohickey.” It could also be a “whatsit” or a “thingamajig.” I’m fairly certain it is not a “doodad,” but I’ve been known to b

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By Steve Buckstein One can imagine that blacksmiths and buggy whip makers didn’t take kindly to the automobile revolution that started in the late 19th century. Those at risk of losing their horse-related jobs likely made the case for resisting …

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October 19th, 2014

Avid fly fishers never tire of the words "Let's go fishing!"

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by NW Spotlight Sara Gelser, the Democratic candidate for state senate in Senate District 8 (Albany/Corvallis), has her campaign face. Candidate Sara Gelser says she will “be a champion for the environment.” She’s getting big support from an out-of-state billionaire …

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Last Halloween I built some animated light-up steampunk/mad-scientist goggles. This year, I finally got around to documenting the project.Halloween goggles is a post from: Netninja.com

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BOOKS—Girls creator/showrunner/writer Lena Dunham sits down with Carrie Brownstein for a chat about her new memoir, Not That Kind of Girl, which recounts "

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Whoa. Until now, the folks behind Measure 90 liked to portray themselves as good-government types. "Hey, let's just open up our elections to more people." -- an argument that sounds lovely on its face. But this weekend, with ballots in hand, the Yes on 90 campaign sent Republican voters in Portland a pi

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There's only one day of All Jane No Dick left! How did that happen? For the past couple days, I've been ugly-laughing like a boss at jokes told by women and non-binary com

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THE MELVINS, LE BUTCHERETTES(Roseland, 8 NW 6th) A lot of musicians have been welcomed into the Melvins fold over the past three decades, some for extended stretches, others for a single show or recording sessio

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THE MELVINS, LE BUTCHERETTES(Roseland, 8 NW 6th) A lot of musicians have been welcomed into the Melvins fold over the past three decades, some for extended stretches, others for a single show or recording sessio

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By Leanne Littrell DiLorenzo of Portland, Oregon. Leanne is the chief petitioner for Measure 89 and founder and president of VoteERA.org Why is it important to vote YES on Measure 89? Women are not equal in the Oregon Constitu

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This bit of autumn leafy goodness was found at the edge of someone’s yard by Pioneer Park. I’m waiting for that someone’s yard to turn all orange and yellow so I can get a shot of it, because that someone’s yard is gorgeous when it does that. Well, it’s always gorgeous, but especially when i

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October 18th, 2014

A pair of downtown-bound S70s approach Divisi

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Monday in Drawing Tips – Show of hands. . . how many of us have grabbed a snack or a drink while working on our art? Most of us, right? But what do you do when ketchup accidentally drips on your drawing? Or tea, or coffee? Come by tomorrow and learn a few helpful techniques [...]

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EUGENE — Freshman Royce Freeman ran for 169 yards and four touchdowns and No. 9 Oregon extended its winning streak over Washington to 11 straight games with a 45-20 victory on Saturday night.

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Indy Cornrows manager Tom Lewis joins Blazer's Edge to discuss the 2014-15 Indiana Pacers, continuing a month-long, 30-team NBA season preview feature. Over the next month, Blazer's Edge will be

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Paul Valenti left a lasting imprint on the many people he encountered throughout his life and long association with Oregon State University.

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Alrighty then. It's unclear exactly how one hears a billow of smoke, but it's right there in the report. The source, apparently, was from the home of a drug dealer who'd excavated some seven feet down into his crawlspace and...

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I've asked my Republicant brother-in-law to give me details numerous times. Details about the shit he spews, and he can't. He usually just repeats himself, changes the subject or gets all pissed. Him: "We's over-regulated and it's Obama's fault!" Me: "Ok, can you give me an example of over-regulation? If you're so up and

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I received a "voter guide" from the Oregon Right to Life in my mail today and GOD-DAMN, I'm pissed. I went to their website to give them an earful and wouldn't you know it, I had to call their "office" (likely a basement) in Salem. I really despise these right-to-lifers and especially those crazy protesters on MLK by the

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Frankly it pisses me off that I am paying roughly $3000. dollars year in just property taxes, for what? Only to hear that every bureaucracy associated with city of Portland wants more money, and in the end no one at the city is held accountable for how it is spent. Their may be some occasional news coverage relating to

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