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Flip the switch to the "on" position. Watch the roaches scatter. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

Earlier this month, the American Public Transportation Association released total ridership figures for 2013, trumpeting that more people took transit last year than in any year since 1956. Public transit, they claim, is surging. There's just one teeny little problem...

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Science comes to the rescue with a logical explanation. You knew it was just a matter of time, and here it is: Scientists say man-made climate change has fundamentally altered the currents of the vast, deep oceans where investigators are...

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The feds have 28,000 5-drawer file cabinets and a boatload of staff some 230 feet underground in an old limestone mine, devoted to processing the paperwork associated with the 100,000 or so federal retirees each year. Yep, paperwork. They still...

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Officials seized twelve ounces of cocaine. Not really a remarkable haul in itself, but the destination was a bit unusual: it was bound for the Vatican.

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A sure sign that spring is in the air in Chicago is when there are bullets in the air as well. Last night, they hit double digits! Trail tip: Don't be going out at two or three in the morning...

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It's almost guaranteed that something will go wrong with your first plan, so before you do anything, you have backup plans. But not if you work in Oregon state government. The On Your Side Investigators are continuing to uncover new...

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Help is only six minutes away (not that you'd ever need it). SEATTLE — A Seattle man coming to the aid of a couple with child being harassed by six teenagers on the Light Rail was attacked and suffered a...

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Muslims did have some contribution to math and science -- but it was mostly over by the year 1000 AD -- for during the "Dark Ages" Muslim scholars did save a lot of ancient scientific writings, and did bring Hindu...

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Ancient roman latrines It's that time of year in Portland, when rats begin their annual migration from the sewer mains into the sidelines and up into your toilet. We get a fair amount of rain around here in the months...

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(Photo credit: redwolfoz) The station held one of their "Town Hall" things a couple of evenings ago, and it went about like you'd expect: The town hall was not structured as a debate but one quickly developed between two Republican...

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Former Gov. Vic Atiyeh has endorsed Rep. Dennis Richardson for governor - something that I can't remember Vic having done before. Atiyeh served as governor from 1979 to 1987 and was the last Republican governor in Oregon. During his tenure,...

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Florida's inundated with non-native species; they figure there are 100,000 Burmese pythons in the Everglades alone. They tried holding a hunt last year, and some 1500 folks turned out for the month-long event. The final tally: 68. The snakes are...

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This is why television stations should look into using drones instead of helicopters. Granted, this sort of thing is extremely rare, but drones'd be cheaper to operate - and if something goes horribly wrong, it's unlikely to cause injury and...

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The religionists are out in force in the comments section on OLive after The Zero published a pair of competing views on Mann-made global warming climate change. Anything to bump up the numbers, apparently. One was written by Gordon Fulks,...

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Some Hollyweird type by the name of Jenny McCarthy has spent years pushing the gospel of the anti-vaxxer religion, though she also has been hawking e-cigs on television ads. There's sort of a contradiction there, though she seems oblivious to...

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Rootworm used to cost billions of dollars in crop losses until BtCorn was engineered to poison the pests. Introduced in 1996, it saved money not only from crop losses, but because pesticide applications became far less necessary. Today, BtCorn comprises...

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It's a genetically engineered virus which, when injected into a tumor, not only attacks the tumor but stimulates the immune system to attack tumors elsewhere in the body, such as lungs and lymphatic systems. It's undergone the first round of...

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Well, what did they think would happen? When you screw around with energy supplies to the point where propane more than doubles in price in just a few months and you don't allow more pipelines so people can't get fuel...

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They're getting ready to start putting up the signs along the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway here in Oregon. Otherwise known as I-84, the legislature designated it as a memorial during last year's session. Unbelievably, the bill made it through all...

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Those are the choices for the Multnomah County Chair job vacated by Jeff Cogen in the wake of his sex scandal involving another MultCo employee. The Scone's got considerable experience in the area of political favors, as he was on...

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ODFW says that participation in hunting and fishing are at all-time lows. So they're not selling as many licenses, and that's affecting their bottom line. Gee, how do they suppose that happened? I don't hunt, so I can't speak to...

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Increasingly, the ground-breaking science these days isn't coming from government-funded research, but from the private sector. Some bemoan that, but it's actually a good thing; in recent years, science has become unhealthily politicized. Just take a look back: Newton didn't...

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The longshore boys at Port of Portland Terminal 6 complain that they're overworked, underpaid, have unsafe working conditions, yadda yadda. Yet all they do is handle shipping containers; they operate the cranes and secure the cables to the containers, but...

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Fred Phelps, of Westboro Baptist Church notoriety, will soon get to find out if the message he and his flock have promulgated all these years was actually "on point". It seems that the good pastor was excommunicated from his own...

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Portland mayor Charlie Hales is thrilled to report that AirBNB is coming to Portland and will bring 160 jobs here. The company makes its money by serving as an allegedly vetted bbs that matches inexpensive room or home rentals with...

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Area radio talker Lars Larson did a segment yesterday evening on the local television show "Straight Talk" in which he lambasted the idea of legalizing marijuana in Oregon, referring to it as a gateway drug leading to meth and heroin...

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Over at the place where the Spandex crowd hangs, they're characterizing this week's Tigard vote as "anti-transit". Nothing could be further from the truth. What it calls for is greater oversight of "high-capacity transit" projects - which in Metro/Portland/Tri-Met -...

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South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington has a "Diversity and Equity Center" (of course!), and the folks there sent out a flier inviting people to a "Happy Hour" event. But the dang administration cancelled it on 'em. An...

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She certainly seems to hit a lot of points that concern conservatives: 150,000 people have had their health insurance plans cancelled in Oregon. Premiums have increased. Medicare Advantage benefits for our state’s seniors have been cut. The Obama administration is...

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It turns out that around 95% of ATMs around the globe run on Windows XP, and with support for that platform expiring, they're going to have to upgrade. It seems surprising that they'd use an OS like that in the...

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