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A Hearst investigative series reveals the Boy Scouts to be chainsaw-wielding maniacs, confirming the author's long suspicion that scouting is a fraud.READ MORE 14 COMMENTS
Driving the interior West from Seattle to Arizona is a demoralizing experience, as hard times bites these hard-bitten towns.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
A last minute change in the rules for Oregon forests will be hard to undo, though the environmental lawsuits have already begun.READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
Once known for resilience, the Northwest now seems baffled as regards an economic strategy for the recession.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
In 2009, two Northwest states are honored with an endangered species: postage stamps.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Is Portland the "beardiest" city in America? Should Prince William shave his new whiskers? And what will the impact of a baby-faced Obama be on facial hair fashion?READ MORE COMMENT NOW
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This fast-growing, light-weight poplar is finding a market in a more carbon-conscious forest-products industry.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
The gas tax would be phased out and drivers monitored by GPS and subjected to a mileage tax instead.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
An international movement to change the ethic of growing cities seems right for the Northwest. But we'd have to check the boom-town impulses embedded both in our growth economy and our frontier DNA.READ MORE 14 COMMENTS
The pressure for real estate and the short-term perspective of fancy Wall Street financial instruments have changed the old line companies utterly.READ MORE 9 COMMENTS
So far, no big catches in the Northwest by the Obama team. But keep an eye on Rep. Adam Smith.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
Our religious impulses toward the wilderness could be boosted by the way our brains work.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
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Oregon first lady used taxpayer money for Seattle trip
Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes used a taxpayer-funded trip to Seattle to work for her private consulting clients.
Portland files lawsuit against Uber
The Uber vs. Portland showdown continues to progress, with the city filing a lawsuit on Monday afternoon against the transportation startup.
NY Times: Traveling Cheryl Strayed's Wild Oregon
Reese Witherspoon was here, too. But she had it a little easier.
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- The Oregonian: Going the way of all newspapers?
- The Daily Troll: State lays out shutdown plans. Eco-terror in Oregon. McGinn's generous city employees.
- The Daily Troll: Portland bike envy. Slow burn for marijuana empire. Heroic collaboration to cut violence.
- The Daily Troll: Students protest teacher's transfer. Voters conflicted on transpo. Kirkland leery of bag ban.
- No day of rest for Portland's cheapskate motorist