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It's Not Always Sunny for Philadelphia and New York Sports Fans

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Comcast has used its control over two regional sports networks to withhold sports programming from competitors and should make sports fans wary of the pending Comcast-NBCU merger.

Joyride: Bicycling Our Way to Safe and Splendid Communities

Diane Dulken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Diane Dulken

2010-09-02-diane.jpg Let's make our communities healthy places with freedom to move in a landscape that is not polluted and congested but alive with activity and beauty.

Art, Russia, And Rock 'n' Roll: Five Questions for Carson Ellis

Allison K Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Allison K Gibson

"I was not a very ambitious kid," says Carson Ellis as she begins what she calls the "unconventional" tale of how she came to be a professional illust...

Disproportionate Share of Turnaround Money Headed to High Schools

Sarah Garland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Garland

U.S. Department of Education is handing out $3.5 billion in grants to failing schools around the country. But when it comes to turning around high schools, educators admit that no one knows exactly what works.

Comcast is Holding Trail Blazers Fans Hostage, You Could Be Next

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

If the Comcast-NBC merger is ultimately allowed to go through, sports fans around the country who don't subscribe to Comcast may lose NBC Sports, including Sunday Night Football and the Olympics.

CONTEMPORARY ART: Rackstraw Downes' Vast Panoramas At The Portland Museum Of Art | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

PORTLAND, ME.- This winter, the Portland Museum of Art will feature the first major survey of paintings by contemporary artist Rackstraw Downes. Rack...

10 Best Cities to Start a Business in as a Young Entrepreneur

Matt Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matt Wilson recently asked its readers to vote on the best cities for young entrepreneurs. Considerations included the resources available, schools, events, social atmosphere, weather and networking opportunities.

Arthur Delaney

State, Local Governments To Fire 481,000 Workers: Report | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

To cover for lost tax revenues, local governments will fire nearly 500,000 workers in the coming year, according to a national survey of counties and ...

Working With China to Build Public Transportation in LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

A recent Transport Politic article notes that not only is China willing and able to contribute its national funds to foreign projects, but also that it intends to structure its investments as an alternative to the World Bank.

PHOTOS: World's Largest Farmers Markets

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There is perhaps no better supplier for locavore eating then farmers markets for from farm to fork dining. There are 5,274 farmers markets in the Unit...

Growing a City Hall Garden (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Only a small handful of cities in the United States have a vegetable garden just outside their city hall. Most have either grass or concrete, or both....

Licensing to Love for Parents and Wannabes

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Help me understand. You and I need to earn a license to drive our cars, right? We need a license to marry. You need a license to operate a restaura...

20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities In America: Ranks The Best Cities To Ride In (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver released its definitive list of the most bike-friendly cities in the U.S. this week. The study surveyed only cities with 100,000 citizen...

Greenhouse Gases: A Large Cause Is One We Don't Usually Look At

GOOD | Andrew Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A new inventory of the Portland metropolitan area shows that the bulk of the region's greenhouse gases come from the production of stuff, not from car...

Vive le Vélo! America Needs A Bike Ambassador, and a French Lesson

Lauren Elyse Matison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lauren Elyse Matison

Bikes have replaced berets as the "it" accessory in France. The two-wheeled vehicles may be chic and eco, but this is not why locals ride them. It's b...

Getting the Masses to Ride Mass Transit in LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With so many viable, desirable and thoughtful mass transit options out there let's keep plugging away on the good ones. I want more bus rapid transit and the Subway to the Sea along Wilshire.

Pornland, Oregon: Child Prostitution in Portland

Dan Rather | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Rather

How many children are being peddled on the streets of Portland and in other cities and towns, to say nothing of the Internet? Whatever the number, it is a national outrage and disgrace. And the problem is growing, not diminishing.

Taking Back Homes From the Banks: Exercising the Human Right to Housing

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Quigley

With the millions of homeless living in our communities and the millions of empty foreclosed houses all across our communities, groups have decided to put them together.

Pain, Heavy at Times

Kate Clinton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kate Clinton

What was I thinking? The weather forecast for the Northwest was "partly cloudy, showers", generally a safe bet, so I wore a big black raincoat and lay...

Rebuilding America From Ore to Assembly

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

We need to start thinking and acting differently if we want to extricate ourselves from the malaise that ails us. A public works project here in LA is an excellent start.

Little Bank Savvy on the Oregon Trail

Dennis Santiago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dennis Santiago

American common sense intuition is something the Move Your Money campaign has tapped into and helped amplify. It's been there all along and it's not going to go away.

Beau Breedlove Plans Memoir

Advocate. | Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The former teen lover of Portland, Ore., Mayor Sam Adams plans to write a memoir about his experience with the politician and the scandal that followe...

Another sponsor backs away from Tiger Woods

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Swiss watch maker Tag Heuer said Friday that it will "downscale" its use of golfer Tiger Woods' image in its advertising campa...

Naming America's First Marijuana Cafe

Matthew Diffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Diffee

The place is called The Cannabis Café, which I find pretty disappointing. If there's anything we know about people who claim to use marijuana for medicinal use, it's that they have a sense of humor.

After climber deaths, Oregon debates beacon use

Sky Hi Daily News | SkyHi Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PORTLAND, Ore. - When a rescue team came on Luke Gullberg's body at the top of a Mount Hood glacier and tried to figure out what had become of his cli...