Category Archives: 2011 Jan-Feb

Illahee Series Begins THIS WEEK!

February marks the return of Portland’s forum for environmental and societal thinkers.  This year’s theme, “Innovation for the Public Good”, will explore how innovation is translated from abstract, small-scale ideas into widespread, beneficial public policy. On Feb 3 rd, Illahee … Continue reading

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News To Make You Furious- Is slavery something we just have to put up with?

Slavery is a revolting, disturbing, horrendous idea.  We look around at our own comfortable lives and congratulate ourselves that slavery is now illegal everywhere on Earth (Mauritania abolished it in 1981, the last country to do so) but the uncomfortable … Continue reading

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20 Signs Your Mechanic Is An Idiot

Reprinted from www.RideLust.com- We’ve all been in this situation before… your car begins smoking or making noises you only thought were possible in bowling alleys, and now you’re stuck trying to find a decent shop. You’ve heard all the horror … Continue reading

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Comparing Democratic and Republican tax plans

Conventional wisdom (especially among Democrats) is that proposed Republican tax cuts favors the rich, but is it true?  Yes.  If you’ve found it a little difficult to wrap your head around the wonkiness, here’s a picture that’s worth a thousand … Continue reading

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Calculators You Can Really Use

Miles Per Gallon Calculator– You’re thinking a road trip sounds like a cheap way to travel? Let’s find out.  This calculator uses current gas prices to calculate gas mileage for your particular trip and determine the cost of your car … Continue reading

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New Solar Incentive Program Eliminates Up-front Costs

If you’ve looked at installing solar in the past, you probably found that there was a large up-front cost that had to be paid back over many years from the electricity savings.  A California company just introduced a new leasing … Continue reading

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What are the chances of keeping your ride in 2011?

America’s least-stolen cars of 2010 10. Ford Freestyle 2005 – 2007 models Claim frequency: 0.8 Average loss payment per claim: $7,759 9. Saturn Relay 2005 – 2007 models Claim frequency: 0.8 Average loss payment per claim: $5,262 8. Toyota Prius … Continue reading

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Sellwood Landmark is Closing… BUT YOU COULD OWN IT!

The following letter is from Karin Anna, owner of the Looking Glass Bookstore on SE 13th and Nehalem. It’s pretty self-explanatory, and although it’s sad for all us neighbors it could be an opportunity for you. Friends, loyal patrons, and … Continue reading

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Sellwood Bridge Update- Until the day it’s rebuilt

Looks like we’re jumping over some of the final hurdles to getting a non-crumbling bridge.  Clackamas county is finally coming to the table to fund the Sellwood bridge replacement, and fill a $22 million gap in financing to the estimated … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen- Doubleheader for Crock Pot Season

Dust off the Crock Pot, its slow cooker season! Who doesn’t love to come home to a home cooked meal, hot and ready to serve? Here are two recipes you’ll savor all winter with time left over. CROCK POT BEEF … Continue reading

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