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Portland is unprepared for earthquakes… or flying monkeys.

Did you know that Pioneer Square Mall is not at all retrofitted against a rampage of rabid rhinoceros? Or how about Voodoo Donuts possibly collapsing at the prospect of not having the capacity to handle a convention of Oprah fans with a mad-on craving for No Name donuts? Whenever there’s a disaster somewhere in the world, there will inevitably be comparisons regarding the unpreparedness of other cities to that disaster. In this case, Portland is not prepared for a 9.0 magnitude earthquake like the one that hit Japan. Continue reading

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Two sides agree in education? Never say never.

We were happy to hear that Portland Public Schools and the Portland Teachers Union reached a tentative agreement for a 2-year contract. No strikes. No threats. Continue reading

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