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September 13th, 2014

I don’t get over to nearby Sublimity all that often, and I’m not exactly known for being the most observant person in the world, but I can’t remember having seen this sign before. I hadn’t realized that Sublimity is well over 100 years old, having been incorporated in 1903. That’s …

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A photo is a record of any particular moment in time that allows one to go back and fully appreci

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Kick Off a New Year With the League of Women Voters!  Will We H

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September 12th, 2014

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In early October of 1989, I was hired to do some

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Fun times at the Aladdin Theater this past Wednesday! We attended the taping of Wits!, a public radio show, if you aren’t in the know. To be honest, we didn’t know much about it, but when Reggie Watts AND Jim Gaffigan occur on the same billing, you betcha we’re going to buy tickets. Hilarity, ingenuity, [&

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Putting together a video is quite an undertaking. There can be just a few cuts or maybe.....a few

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Boak, Bailey, and Stan have been considering the nature of indigenous beers--what and whether they are, and how that is distinct from "local" beer.  I kno

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How does this ever happen….we’re now at 422 jars of canned/frozen things and the tomato business hasn’t started…..(130 jars are TUNA….yes, THAT won’t happen again)…. but I swear, next year, this is being cut back big time. The garden…..LAST year things were ALL done by Sept 2&

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There was a lot of construction-oriented activity at the back of the grade school (facing 3rd Ave.) yesterday when I went by. Lots of people doing lots of things. It was good to see. I hope they get through with everything soon.

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James Pethokoukis, Colunist American Enterprise Institute A deep, dynamic, fluid, flexible labor market is supposed to be one of America’s economic strengths and competitive advantages. Jobs are created, jobs are destroyed as a changing market demands. Workers come and go, always looking for better-paying, more-fulfilling

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This article is by editor Linda Vergon. This week, Phoenix, Arizona, had extreme flooding and, before that, Napa, California, experienced a 6.0-magnitude earthquake. Landslides, earthquakes, extreme heat, floods, hurricanes, severe weather, space weather, thunderstorms and lightning, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and wild

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Don't forget the 36th Corvallis Fall Festival Run Date: Sunday September 28, 2014 Where: Central

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September 11th, 2014

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Tickets are available now for Pinot in the City – an amazing tasting with 66 of Oregon’s top wineries all on hand to pour our latest Pinots and other goodies. Get your tickets and all the details HERE…

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The conventional wisdom about Karl Rove – back when he was Bush's Brain, and paid for it with the presidential nickname "Turdblossom" – was that he was a genius. (Of course, back in 1994 they said that about Gingrich, too.)Almost ten years ago, in

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By Roey Thorpe of Portland, Oregon. Roey works with the national LGBT equality movement. She is a former executive director of Basic Rights Oregon and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon. Before coming to Oregon, Roey also served as a city councilwoman and acting mayor of Ithaca, New Y

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A nice conclusion to the vein photos, the fiery r

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Sometimes I skip posting information that I know ex

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We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen. D.H. Lawrence … Remembering September 11, 2001

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Downtown Salem has been facing a newfound lack of car parking. Is it because Salem is getting many more visitors to the businesses? Nope. Is it because the population of Salem is booming? Nope. It is because Salem simply stopped, by and large, putting limits on parking. The result: downtown businesses are

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Apple is facing a potential setback in China, reports the NY Times, delaying the introductions of the new iPhone models in China. On Wednesday, Apple told China’s three big state-owned mobile service providers that it would not release the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in mainland China on Sept. 19, when sales start elsewher

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This week speec FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler hinted the agency is considering net neutrality guidelines that would apply to wireless carriers. In its original guidelines, the FCC drew a line between wired and wireless networks, getting wireless operators off the hook due to their limited spectrum. Wheeler highlighted Microsoft

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I seem to be on a run of green stuff in recent days days, so here’s another one. This is a from a random tree at Pioneer Park. A plea for guest photographers! I haven’t been feeling well this past week, and haven’t had the opportunity to go out and …

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Portland web race speeds up — yet bad laws may slow it down. By Oregon tax News Thanks to Centurylink and Frontier the internet speed race in Portland just went from being lagging behind to being a national city frontrunner. In August, CenturyLink announced it is bringing much gigbit service to Portland which will be

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This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. (This is Part III in a series about challenging traditional measures of financial success. Part I was The “Ivory Tower”: Reconsidering the college investment. Part II was Challenging traditional measures of financial success: Homeownership.) It was the first semester of my

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For the past 48 years Mount Angel, Oregon has been hosting one of the finest Oktoberfest celebrations that the Pacific Northwest has seen. Today will mark the 49th Annual Mount Angel Oktoberfest that will take place through Sunday. There is no more appropriate setting for an American version of the “Old World” O

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September 10th, 2014

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Here’s the scoop for the weekend. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check the Events Calendar on Metro Parent's PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page. Friday, September 12th Mt. Angel Oktoberfest. Enjoy, music, dancing, food,...

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Sound the “Call to Post.” As posted on Clackamas Country Elections website, Milwaukie 2014 general elections candidates are announced and heading into the starting gate. Milwaukie City Council positions do not have party affiliations. Each position serves a four-year term with a maximum of two terms. Mayor: Jere

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Come join Rogue Farms on Sunday, September 14th in celebrating this year’s hop harvest. Rogue Farms will be celebrating the end of the 2014 Big Wave Hop Harvest with a celebration that will include live music, world-class brews, the company of friends, while visiting with local artisans. Over the past four weeks Rogue

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The idea for Elizabeth Beekley’s “homespun, old-fashioned” cakery stems from what she considers a dessert world void: She and a friend wanted, but couldn’t seem to find, a slice of simple yellow...

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3139.The early day's sun and clouds once again captured me on my commute home from making sure the world stays open for y'all's … so I returned it the favor and captured it back.

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I’ve posted photos of this view from the pedestrian bridge off of Florence St. before, but it’s pretty, so here it is again.

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Barran Liebman Oregon Law Firm DOL Proposes Equal Pay Report Requirement for Contractors In an effort to combat persistent wage gaps between male and female workers (reports indicate women earn just 77¢ for each $1 earned by men), the U.S. Department of Labor has proposed a rule that would require federal contractors and s

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Faith News Note: The Oregon Health Authority has targeted nine Oregon medical marijuana dispensaries with cease and desist letters or face criminal prosecution. Watch the KPTV-FOX 12 news clip below. KPTV – FOX 12

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This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. Last week I was out walking with a friend when she admitted she was scared she would never have kids. “We’ll never be able to afford them,” she said as we made our way around the block and up the next street. She and her husband are [...]

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September 9th, 2014

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If you truly want a hefty-sized, good quality, full breakfast or lunch meal quickly, then Biscuits Cafe is the place to sit down and chow down. The breakfast means business, as you can see the Meat Lover’s Scramble with hash browns and pancakes in the photo above. Biscuits offers a full breakfast and lunch menu that v

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With the passage of Milwaukie Mural Code Changes on June 4, 2014, murals may become the thing of Portland’s southeastern neighbor. Bike Milwaukie next ride on Sunday, September 21, 2014, will tour into Portland and see some of the murals. The route map has not been posted yet, but it is approximately 15 to 20 miles at

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What’s to Love:  From the Marquam Trail Shelter Trailhead, it’s a stiff 1.7 mile walk uphill to Council Crest Park. The trail crosses several roads, and passes closely to nearby homes.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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