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October 19th, 2014

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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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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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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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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Back in January of 1989, then-governor Neil Goldschmidt's hand-picked man to lead the Oregon Department of Corrections was stabbed to death in the parking lot near his office. Police quickly picked up on Gable, and built what many regard as...

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Oh my. It looks like another of Oregon gov. Retread's "signature achievements" is going to go down in flames. It's kind of become his trademark. What WillyWeek calls "Portland's top restaurants" are contributing money to get the measure passed and...

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And you wonder where the money goes...those 26 PR flacks get paid $1,794,324 per year - and that's just salary. Add in their medical and dental, along with other benefits, and they're costing area taxpayers about $4 million a year....

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Details to Come!

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Great news for those under 50 and living in the general vicinity of Medford, Massachusetts: assuming you're in good health, they'll pay $40 to cop a squat at the poop bank. Your contributions are then tested, divvied up and packaged,...

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As we've gotten better at determining the factors that produce tornadoes and somewhat improved our ability to determine what trailer parks will be hit by one, they've devised a new strategy: now they're running in packs. Starting at around 1980,...

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Guest photographer Tom Miller brings us this image of an old barn that fell last winter. He writes: Do any of you remember this old barn out in the Waldo Hills area. It was located on the corner of Cascade Hwy SE and Waldo Hills Dr SE. Well it collapsed last winter, it just couldn’t […] The post

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October 17th, 2014

Dust Mite in the

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Tom Lorenzo and Reed Wallach of NetsDaily join Blazer's Edge to discuss the 2014-15 Brooklyn Nets, continuing a month-long, 30-team NBA season preview feature. Over the next month, Blazer's Edge

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Portland had a field night against Maccabi Haifa B.C. of the Israeli Super League. In their final home preseason game, the

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In a preseason exhibition game, the Blazers looked relaxed from start to finish for the easy victory. The Portland Trail Blazers and Maccabi Haifa enjoyed a relaxed preseason exhibiti

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That squirrely-looking guy, supposedly from "Consumers Union" ia all over our media, about every two minutes, telling us to vote for the GMO labeling measure. That raises two questions: how much is the clown being paid for this, and does...

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A rare non-NBA opponent tonight! The Portland Trail Blazers take on Maccabi Haifa B.C. in the fourth game of pre

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Sean Deveney of SportingNews suggests the Blazers might be interested in Minnesota Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger in exchange for Thomas Robinson. Good idea?

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Blazer's Edge writer Sagar Trika gives a summary of his experience at one of the "We Are Rip City" commercial shoots. I was lucky enough to go to one of the four "We Are Rip City" commercial shoots

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200 square-foot apartments! Spartan apartments of around 200 square feet or so are proving attractive options to the city's growing number of Millennials, said Cathy Reines, CEO of Portland-based Koz Development. Members of that generation, ranging in age from roughly...

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As the Oregon governor's First Squeeze demonstrated last week, "heartfelt apolgies" go a long way - both in politics and in corporate America. You don't have to actually be sorry, but appearances count for so much: According to the general...

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As you may know, a number of cities in "progressive" California have file - or are considering filing - for bankruptcy. CalPERS has long maintained that their pension fund gets first dibs on any proceeds from asset sales. "Not so...

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Damian Lillard gives the world a peak at his first signature shoe from Adidas. Portland Trail Blazers All-Star

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When we started PIE five years ago, we were very much focused on trying to enrich the Portland startup community. So when we converted from a coworking space to an accelerator, we decided to remain true to those roots. Part of that was making our Demo Days a little different. Instead of making it purely

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One of the best and longest running venture capital events in the state is the Bend Venture Conference. But for some of us—be it pending demo days or simply overbooked schedules—it can be hard to tear away from work to visit central Oregon. That’s why I’m happy to see that BVC is livestreaming their

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Guest photographer Maryann Nielson took this simply beautiful photo of an autumn leaf stuck in a fence. So cool. Thanks, Maryann! Please help find Stanley the therapy dog!! A therapy dog from Santiam Hospital went missing earlier this week, so if you’re in the area, please be on the look out for him. He’s an

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Matt Ramsey was kind enough to share another Mongolia guide season report with OregonFlyFishingBlog.com. Thanks so much Matt. Another season in  Sweetwater Travel Company’s Mongolian Taimen Camps is in the books.  After last season’s high water and tougher fishing, this …

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October 16th, 2014

For the last several years Elysian Brewing has been following up their Great Pumpkin Beer Fest with a smaller-scale, traveling version: their Pumpkin Roadshow which is landing in Eugene tomorrow and running t

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It was not your 51 to 48 Oregon State versus Utah match up as the 2014 edition sees both defenses and special teams control most of the game. But in the end Utah out rushes Oregon State

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Along with tonight's Virginia Tech @ Pittsburg game earlier in the evening, tonight's Utah at Oregon St. at 7 PM PDT game kicks off Week 8, and there's a lot as usual worth watching when it co

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The Corvallis art scene is growing: Troupes of young artists — such as the Temporary Artists Guild — are forming art coalitions and international movements — such as Art Break Day — are settin…

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40 years ago, Jamaican-born DJ Kool Herc threw a party at his South Bronx residence. To give the party goers more time to dance — including break dancing — to a song, Kool Herc threw in extra …

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by Rep. Vicki Berger Yesterday I filed a complaint with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission as a result of reports from the Willamette Week newspaper concerning possible ethics violation by Cylvia Hayes. My legislative career included participation in a 2008 …

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Guest photographer Terri Jo Adams is already lamenting the change in weather autumn has brought. Her description: In the coming days, weeks, and months….while we sit in our houses, all depressed about the weather….we all can take a look at this photo I got just a few of nights ago on my way home….. well

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Amidst the rush of students racing to class and midterms at Oregon State University’s Memorial Union Quad was a simple booth set up with a camera, a bright backdrop and some silly props.

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Ryan Murphy has been inspired by many people and situations in his life.

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by Lars Larson Dear John, It has been an interesting relationship for the past twenty years, since we hooked up in 1994. Those cowboy boots and blue jeans, no matter the occasion…the stylish grey hair and folksy manner used to …

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It may be Idaho, but if your looking for an example what “big sky” means, check out the Henry’s Fork, Island Park, Idaho. Its just a few miles down the road from West Yellowstone. After casting streamers in Montana and … C

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We here at BREWPUBLIC believe in tradition and once again we will be kicking off our annual Killer Beer Week at Roscoe’s with Killer Beer Summit. The lineup of Killer Beers will be tapped after 2:00pm on Friday, October 17th. Killer Beer Week is a celebration of the 6th Anniversary of BREWPUBLIC. We choose our venue

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Earlier this month Seattle’s Elysian Brewing hosted their 10th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival at their production brewery in the Georgetown neighborhood in South Seattle. Known for being the nation’s most pumpkin obsessed Brewery, Elysian just held their 10th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival in Seattle, where

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Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes […]

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Portland’s Migration Brewing is helping to support Oregon Wild’s 40th Anniversary with an exclusive bottled beer. This special release, The Wilderness, is a Northwest Style Red Ale that will be available in bottles only at the “Call of the Wild” fundraising event on Friday, October 17th. Taking place at

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Press Release: EUGENE, Ore.—Returning to Ninkasi Brewing Company’s winter line-up Sleigh’r, Dark Doüble Alt Ale, and Imperiale, Imperial Stout, will be available this month throughout Ninkasi’s distribution footprint through December. Hailing from traditional beer styles, these beers were brewed with winter in mind

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Press Release: SEATTLE (October 10, 2014) – On Oct. 24, Rainier Beer is kicking off the first annual R Day celebration honoring the anniversary of restoring the Rainier R atop the Old Rainier Brewery. The festivities will entail a city-wide ‘Jubilee Jaunt’ though several Seattle neighborhoods. The procession will be l

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October 15th, 2014

The Corvallis Planning Commission approved a series of Land Development Code updates Wednesday night that will make it more challenging for developers to build large infill student housing uni…

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The vegetable vendor is one of the many un-American experiences when visiting with the parents in the old country.  Pushing his cart, he bellows the names of the vegetables he has to sell.  He is so loud that sometimes I can hear him over the phone if I happen to call my parents at the time he is hawking his goods

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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, October 17th Hood River Harvest Fest. This old-fashioned fall...

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SUMMIT — Pam Welch is afraid to let her 4-year-old daughter play outside after finding four sheep and one alpaca dead — with deep lacerations on their necks — on the family’s 100-acre working …

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