You think YOU’RE cold. Some people outside during the cold snap are vulnerable to frostbite or worse. To help, Union Gospel Mission at 3rd and Burnside is opening its emergency shelter for the rest of the week from 9:30 … Continue Reading
Don’t forget: If you don’t get health insurance from your employer, today, Dec. 4, is the deadline to apply through Cover Oregon – in order for coverage to begin January 1. Although CoverOregon.com was problem-plagued (like its national counterpart), Cover … Continue Reading
It’s no wonder he’s stressed out. Rocky King has one of the worst jobs in Oregon right now: Director of Cover Oregon, the embattled health insurance exchange. Kristian Foden-Vencil reports for our news partner OPB that King has faced “substantial … Continue Reading
“Is the Amazon drone dating anyone? I could use a bf with a job.” Just one of many snarky posts since yesterday when Twitter blew up with the news that Amazon was tinkering with delivery by drones. Here’s CNN Tech’s … Continue Reading
Taking the Portland Timbers from (one of the) worst to (nearly) first was quite a feat, and manager Caleb Porter is being hailed for the accomplishment. Major League Soccer (the MLS) has declared Porter 2013 Coach of the Year. In … Continue Reading
Every holiday chefs everywhere strive for the perfect pie crust: flaky, tender, tasty. NOT tooth-crackingly tough and flavorless. Over Thanksgiving, Rebecca experimented with the relatively new theory from Cook’s Illustrated, which claims a certain surprise ingredient makes all the difference. … Continue Reading
Even if you could care less about football, you should check out this wildly unlikely last play over the weekend, when Auburn (ranked no. 5) suddenly beat Alabama (ranked no. 1). Alabama was ahead seven points with about two minutes … Continue Reading
A Salem high school teacher is being honored this week as the best in Oregon at teaching an embattled topic: civics. You know: what it means to be an active citizen in a democracy. The Classroom Law Project, which … Continue Reading
What do YOU think? A backlash is underway against the FCC’s proposal to allow in-flight cellphone calls. The Commission said Thursday that it will consider the idea at its December meeting, unleashing a firestorm of criticism.
Police believe a woman who rammed a truckload of Christmas trees in Estacada was using her cellphone at the time of the crash. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said 22-year-old Danielle Battles was driving at a high rate of speed, … Continue Reading
Severe weather swept through the Southwest over the weekend – and seems to be headed into Eastern states for Thanksgiving week. If you’re flying anywhere for the holidays, here’s a website to keep handy: flypdx.com. You can find out … Continue Reading
The Environmental Working Group is out with a Holiday Healthy Food Guide. It emphasizes choosing food relatively free of added chemicals, and avoiding potentially toxic chemicals in cookware (like Teflon), storing and reheating leftovers safely.
A Vancouver family is celebrating a new home this week – built mostly by high school students. The “Math in Construction” classes at Evergreen and Mountain View High Schools joined forces with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity to measure, cut, and … Continue Reading
There’s new gender competition among skylines – and this time it comes to us from the Middle East. The design for Qatar’s new Al-Wakrah World Cup stadium, with its pinkish tinge and large interior opening has gone viral, evoking comparisons … Continue Reading
Nearly one-third of Oregon’s prison inmates are sex offenders and about half suffer from some form of mental illness. That information comes from a new report from the Department of Corrections. The report also states that just seven percent … Continue Reading