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

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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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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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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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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PHP played fast and loose with the rules, and got busted. Providence Health Plan failed to follow federal and state law when it for years refused to cover an intensive form of therapy for autistic children, a U.S. District Court...

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Portland Audubon Society's Bob Sallinger and his Willamette River "advocate" sidekick Jeanne Galick are vewy, vewy upset over how the City of Portland's West Quadrant Plan has turned out. Why, the City's not going to "restore habitat" for salmon in...

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Contrary to popular predictions, legalization of marijuana in Colorado has not increased use among teens; quite the opposite, in fact: “Cannabis, now that it’s legal, kind of is an old person’s drug,” he said. “It’s something that kids are seeing...

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Apparently not realizing that they're some six years too late, the boys from ISIS have threatened to raise the flag of Allah in the White House. “I say to America that the Islamic Caliphate has been established,” Abu Mosa, a...

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Well, you can't really expect all that much from a company that's only alive because of government bailouts; actually, you can't expect much whenever government gets involved in anything, these days. Among the latest examples: GM is announcing that they'd...

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A 54 year-old TSA agent out of Sacramento has been busted after searching for a mother who wanted a man to teach her daughter about sex. Unbelievably, that mother/daughter combo he met on Craigslist 13 weeks ago were FBI agents....

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It'll be interesting to see whether or not challenger Monica Wehby can make effective use of the bombshell dropped back in April by Washington Free Beacon regarding Oregon junior senator Jeff Merkley's consistent view that America should treat Iran with...

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The Rowena fire, burning just up the Columbia Gorge, has been declared the #1 priority fire in the US by national fire officials. "Of all the fires burning in the U.S., this is the one that poses the biggest threat...

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I Just Realized Something: My dog sleeps about 20 hours a day. He has his food prepared for him. His meals are provided at no cost to him. He visits the Dr. once a year for his checkup and again...

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With fava beans and a nice chianti. The 30 year-old felt harassed by his parents after they stopped funding his lavish lifestyle and told him to get a job. Mom and Dad thought the invitation was for a reunion following...

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You have to buy a "Discover Pass" ($30/year, $10/day) to visit many of the parks in Washington state. One of the big draws - and greatest source of complaints - is Cape Disappointment, near Astoria, Oregon. But buying those required...

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In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, Moda wants a huge increase (hey, they've gotta pay for plastering their name all over the Rose Garden somehow). In an odd twist, however, Providence is looking to drop their premiums...

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The European Union forces identical rules upon all member nations, often to ridiculous extremes. In their latest round of idiocy, the European Court of Justice has decreed that being fat is a disability, and employers will be required to provide...

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What a pleasant-looking young man. Well, he was before a Daytona Beach father walked in and found him molesting the guy's 11 year-old boy. Then things got kind of ugly. Oh, no, he's not dead; he just wishes he was....

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Oddly, Pooty-Poot now thinks it'd be a pretty good idea of those folks over in Ukraine put together a cease-fire agreement. He didn't care so much before, but being that pretty much everybody's mad at him, it couldn't hurt. Besides,...

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International Association of Fire Fighters and AARP have filed briefs in support of public retirees in the ongoing dispute over the cutting of cost-of-living adjustments for current retirees; a case now before Oregon Supreme Court. The AARP and the International...

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Members of the Congregation of Perpetual Outrage now suggest that having a barbecue in a park is anti-social behavior. Some people don't like the smell of searing flesh, while others object to the smoke. So for some of these folks,...

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In their latest edition of their quarterly magazine, Al Quaeda suggests targeting the upcoming U.S. Open tournament venue in Queens with car bombs, complete with instructions for building the devices. Speaking at a counterterror briefing for both civilian and law...

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That, at least, is the latest excuse from the band of terrorists who used a SAM to take MV17 out of the sky. Footage shot and uploaded yesterday by Andrew Andreysky shows falling debris in the aftermath of the attack....

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Well, the briefs are all in, and the Portland "Arts" tax is on the docket to be decided by a panel of judges at Oregon Court of Appeals: Wittemyer v. City of Portland, docket no. A154844. It seems reasonable to...

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