“Our sales are astronomical,” said Karl Durkheimer, owner of Northwest Armory in Portland, Ore. “We have customers coming in who are very worried for their personal safety.”
Dick’s Sporting Goods suspends sale of certain semi-automatic rifles from stores
Yet another push in President Barack Obama’s soft-media strategy, unearthed this morning by WWD’s Erik Maza:
“Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive flew to Portland, Ore., last month to sit down with the president for an interview that will appear in the magazine’s November issue. It is not the first time Obama has sat down with Glamour — he did so in 2008, along with John McCain — but it is his first time as a sitting president. [...]
PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Police are investigating two “large-scale” fights that happened in Laurelhurst Park in Southeast Portland earlier this week.
According to Sgt. Pete Simpson, both fights involved groups of black teenagers randomly attacking people in the park.
Simpson said the first incident happened on June 13 around 10:30 p.m. That’s when officers responded to reports of 150 drunken teenagers in the park.
Officers arrived and found several groups of teens leaving. [...]
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon investigators have traced an outbreak of norovirus to a reusable grocery bag that members of a Beaverton girls’ soccer team passed around when they shared cookies.
The soccer team of 13- and 14-year-olds traveled to Seattle for a weekend tournament in October 2010.
At the tournament, one girl got sick on Saturday and spent six hours in a chaperone’s bathroom. Symptoms of the bug, often called “stomach [...]
April 2, 2012
As we reported yesterday, overweight people don’t eat enough food … of the right kind.
Similarly, while many may assume that overweight folks are lazy and are not motivated enough, the truth is that they may be too stressed out.
Specifically, stress increases appetite.
And it is well-documented that stress causes people to crave high-fat, high-carbohydrate junk foods which pack on belly fat. For example, the National Academy of Sciences reported in 2003:
[The stress hormone cortisol] [...]
Pacific Northwest green power project another in a long list of state-subsidized failures in the new carbon economy
March 9, 2012
Wind farms in the Pacific Northwest — built with government subsidies and maintained withtax credits for every megawatt produced — are now getting paid to shut down as the federal agency charged with managing the region’s electricity grid says there’s an oversupply of renewable power at certain times of the [...]
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Traffic officers along Interstate 84 in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge say a lead-footed driver was in such a hurry to make a court date on a meth possession charge that he racked up $2,000 worth of speeding tickets in an hour.
Police say 34-year-old Jose Romero-Valenzuela of Las Vegas, Nev., was zooming west Wednesday morning and got pulled over three times – first at 105 mph, then at [...]
SEATTLE (AP) – Starbucks, the company that proved there’s no such thing as paying too much for a cup of coffee, is expanding its experiment with wine and beer.
The company said Monday that it will start selling wine, beer and “premium” foods, like small plates and hot flatbread sandwiches, at four to six stores in Atlanta and another four to six in southern California by the end of the year. [...]
December 12, 2011
(NaturalNews) Rapidly flashing lights and other fast-moving visual effects in movies, television, and video games can trigger sudden epileptic seizures and other neurological disorders in humans, and a recent warning by an epilepsy group confirms this. According to the Baltimore Sun, the Maryland-based Epilepsy Foundation recently issued a warning about the new, hit movie Breaking Dawn, which is part of the Twilight series, that essentially proves popular media’s ability to [...]
NEW YORK — The arrests of 700 people on Brooklyn Bridge over the weekend fueled the anger of anti-Wall Street protesters camping in a Manhattan park and sparked support elsewhere in the country as the campaign entered its third week Sunday.
Occupy Wall Street started with fewer than a dozen college students spending days and nights in Zuccotti Park, a plaza near the city’s [...]
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz changed how America drinks coffee. Now, he wants to change the political system.
The leader of the coffee giant says U.S. political leaders have created a “crisis of confidence” with their political wrangling that is wreaking havoc on the economy. He said he wants to give a voice to all citizens by hosting [...]
(CN) – In a rather unusual federal complaint, a woman claims a homeless man “sprayed her with bear Mace,” and the irritant made her strip off her clothes to ease the pain on her skin. In her “pain and delirium,” she says, she accidentally injured two homeless men with a knife, and Portland, Ore. police then Tasered her and shot her with a beanbag gun. [...]
It was plane madness.
Chaos erupted on JetBlue’s red-eye flight from Portland, Ore., to JFK yesterday when a drunk allegedly urinated on a sleeping 11-year-old girl.
The youngster was traveling with her sister and dad, and had been left alone for a few minutes while the others used the lavatories.
Robert Vietze, 18, of South Warren Vt., stumbled from his seat five rows behind her and emptied his bladder, [...]
CHICAGO (CBS) — Psychedelic rock band “Portugal. The Man” saw their trailer full of gear stolen after they played Lollapalooza Sunday night.
The band, who are based in Portland, Ore., but are from Wasilla, Alaska, had been playing at the festival when their trailer was stolen from an attended lot in Grant Park, according to a band tweet.
Missing is a Red Ford 15 passenger 350 van with a black [...]
Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) is expanding its offerings again. But exactly into what may be the real question.
Customers looking for a little extra pick up me at Starbucks can now order up a shot of liquor, a glass of wine or mug of beer as the Seattle-based coffee giant introduces alcoholic beverages to its customers in Portland, Ore. SBUX also plans to sell beer and wine [...]
Leah Nash for The New York Times
An open house in March in Portland, Ore. “There are some amazingly favorable signs. Housing is the most undervalued it’s been in 35 years,” one analyst said.
How low can the market go?For real estate, some economists say, an end to the seemingly endless decline in housing values might be in sight.
Not immediately. At the moment, prices are still dropping. In 20 large [...]
PORTLAND, Ore. – A mail carrier who was caught using a yard as his personal toilet will not be fired.
The incident happened last month at a home in southeast Portland and a neighbor, Don Derfler, captured the man in the act with his camera.
Derfler had been waiting for his babysitter when he saw his mailman acting odd at his neighbor’s house across the street. The postal [...]
DENVER — A 26-year-old Oregon man was arrested and accused of sexually assaulting a female passenger inside Concourse A at Denver International Airport early Tuesday morning.Police said the violent sexual assault happened just after midnight Tuesday.Noel Alexander Bertrand, of Portland, Ore., was arrested just after midnight on a DIA concourse after two airline employees saw him attacking a woman and called police, Denver police spokesman [...]