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Requests That Gain Respect

Erin Donley | Posted 08.28.2013 | Business
Erin Donley

Have you ever been asked to do something nicely, yet the way the request was made kind of turned you off... or made you not want to comply? The skill...

Will You Be Truly Happy If You Win the Lottery?

Don McNay | Posted 07.26.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Winning the lottery has not always been the ticket to paradise. But if people use the money wisely, for a purpose, and with financial security being their number one priority, it might allow them to get closer to that elusive dream of happiness.

Portland Voters May Block Fluoridation

AP | STEVEN DUBOIS | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living

PORTLAND, Ore. — Residents are voting to keep Portland, Ore., as the largest U.S. city without fluoride in the water or any plans to add it. Wi...

Bicycle Hearse Is Your Last Ride

AP | Posted 05.19.2013 | Weird News

EUGENE, Ore. -- An Oregon funeral home in Eugene offers natural burials where the ride to the person's final resting place is on the back of a three-w...

What to Do When You're In Portland

Oyster | Posted 06.26.2013 | Travel

With beautiful, natural surroundings mixed in with its trendy shops and bars, Stumpdown doesn't disappoint. Take a look at some our of favorite things to do in the gorgeous Oregon city.

Small Businesses Wanting a Tax Break Next Week Should Check Out Obamacare

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.08.2013 | Business
Wendell Potter

With April 15 approaching, some small business owners who provide health coverage to their workers are not going to be as indebted to Uncle Sam as they have in years past, thanks to Obamacare. That's right, thanks to Obamacare.

America's 10 Best Coffee Shops

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.04.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

A guide to the best cup of joe in the nation.

Oregon High School's Groundbreaking Move For Transgender Students

Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices

An Oregon high school is being praised after creating gender-neutral restrooms for its transgender students and staff. As The Oregonian is reporti...

Tiny Tree Returned To Tiny Portland Park After Theft

Cassandra Profita | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Cassandra Profita

Since the theft was reported, the tree was apparently returned -- roots and all. But not before the city of Portland spent $3.25 on a replacement tree for the park. The city then received a tiny check of $3.25 to cover the cost of the replacement tree.

Pizza Shop's Anti-Transgender Menu Item Angers Community

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.20.2013 | Gay Voices

An Oregon-based pizzeria has renamed their breadsticks after some members of the local transgender community deemed the menu item's name offensive. ...

Only Tree in World's Tiniest City Park Stolen

Cassandra Profita | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Cassandra Profita

Could it be that the only tree in this two-foot diameter park was stolen?

Finally, A Robot That Separates Your Oreos

Posted 02.27.2013 | Comedy

The hardest thing about separating the cookie from the cream in your Oreos is learning how to build robots and make them work. But anything worth doin...

'Butch/Femme' Photo Project Challenges Identity Norms

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Photographer Wendi Kali shot almost 100 people in 35 cities as part of her new "Butch/Femme Photo Project," which she's deemed an exploration of lesbi...

Starbucks and Opportunity Finance Network: Taking Action to Reduce Unemployment in America

Create Jobs for USA | Posted 04.07.2013 | Impact
Create Jobs for USA

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif As the fishing and logging industries left the area, many jobs were lost in Seaside, Ore. Two men wanted to rebuild the town's reputation as a coastal destination. They envisioned opening a small brewery that captured the essence of the state's thriving culture.

This Is How They Hijacked My Country

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Valerie Berset-Price

As a dual citizen of the United States and Switzerland, and as someone who has lived for more than 20 years in each country, I feel not only qualified to set the record straight on this absurd gun comparison between both countries -- but entitled.

American Guilty Of Christmas Bomb Plot

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 04.03.2013 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. — Three hours before they handed down a sentence that could put an Oregon man in prison for life, deliberating jurors sent a note...

WATCH: 'Portlandia' Shuts Down Gay Wedding

Posted 01.30.2013 | Comedy

Even in the beacon of progressivism that is Portland, gay marriage is regrettably not legal. Or, as this "Portlandia" clip proves, even weddings that ...

Rescuers Free Woman Wedged Between 2 Buildings

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 03.18.2013 | Weird News

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland firefighters cut a hole through concrete and used an air bag and a soapy lubricant to free an Oregon woman who fell and bec...

Boy, 14, Starts Charity To Change World With $2

Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

According to 14-year-old Julien Leitner, $2 can change the world. Last year, the Oregon teen created a charity designed to do just that. He founded...

Mad Dash for Meaning

Gillian Frew | Posted 02.13.2013 | Media
Gillian Frew

As details continue to emerge about Roberts, the 22 year-old gyro cook identified by police as the gunman who fatally shot two people and then himself, much of the media's speculation has centered on the rather unremarkable contents of his Facebook page.

The Stakes Are Big: Choose Small

John Kroger | Posted 01.06.2013 | College
John Kroger

Millions are about to make one of the most important decisions of their lives. Their choice will greatly affect the next four years and determine their future. No, I'm not talking about the presidential election, but high school seniors choosing their path in higher education.

How the Boy Scouts Can Restore Their Reputation in this Eagle Scout's Eyes

John McCormick | Posted 12.29.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

To restore its good name, the Boy Scouts must place the interests and needs of abuse victims before the protection of their own organization.

Visitors Crash Site Hosting Boy Scouts Perversion FIles

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 10.20.2012 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A website with files showing the Boy Scouts of America's cover-up of decades of sexual abuse is generating interest from people want...

'Perversion Files' Show Locals Helped Cover Up Child Sex Abuse In Boy Scouts

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 12.18.2012 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. — An array of local authorities – police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and town Boy Scout leaders among them – quietly...

Lawyer Unseals Boy Scouts 'Perversion' Files

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 12.18.2012 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. — Attorneys are showing a number of so-called Boy Scout "perversion files" at a news conference in preparation later in the day f...