Category Archives: 2013 April

What NOW?!! April Fools Toon

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Please help us cater to YOUR schedule

Greetings! Welcome to spring in Portland!  Back East the weather has been bad enough that Punxsutawney Phil, the Groundhog’s groundhog, was sued over his prediction of an early spring, but here the flowers and trees are blooming and the weather … Continue reading

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Inner City Blues Festival- Getting “In The Groove Of Love” supports single payer health care!

Update 4/15/13– We brought back a few pix from the show this weekend.  Apologies for the poor quality of the cellphone used to take them!  Do you have better pictures?  Please send them to us; we’d love to share them! … Continue reading

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Labor Pains- Bad engineering can affect your bottom line

You’ve been there.  You’re standing at the Service Counter looking at the bill for repairs.  There’s a long list of line-items, but looking closer you see that the parts expense was only a few dollars and most of the bill … Continue reading

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A Very Good IDEA- Intellectual Deficit Equalization Act could fix big problems

When it comes to federal spending, all states are not created equal.  Some states receive far more federal money than they’ve paid in federal taxes.  A whopping 84 percent of the states that get back more than they pay in … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen- Shiitake Mushroom Extravaganza

Drew’s makes his recipes simple and easy so you can spend your time enjoying the result instead of sweating the prep.  This month he’s bringing his philosophy of simplicity to the food itself by de-mystifying something you may think is … Continue reading

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Shop Talk- Free Car Wash Season is coming back

The weather’s finally starting to dry up, and it’s almost time to say goodbye to the rain for another few months.  The auto business is cyclical, and the good weather means we’re about to enter our busiest time of the … Continue reading

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Health Notes- Bacteria may be 20% as effective as bariatric weight loss surgery

Studies show bacteria in the Intestines May Help Tip the Bathroom Scale By Denise Grady in the New York Times, March 27, 2013 The bacterial makeup of the intestines may help determine whether people gain weight or lose it, according … Continue reading

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Sellwood Bridge Update- Steady and mostly quiet

In response to many inquiries we’ve received, here’s the most important update we can give you…  The bridge is safe!  It’s open!  Traffic is flowing!  Come on down! Aside from that construction on the new bridge is continuing steadily and, … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “The Payoff” by Jeff Connaughton

Last month’s “News To Make You Furious” was about For-Profit Prisons, and we recommended a book on “Kids For Cash” scandal in Pennsylvania.  We have another link-up for you this month.  In the wake of Lanny Breuer’s titular job change … Continue reading

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