Uber Agrees to Halt Services in Portland for Three Months

Posted by Brett Reckamp on December 18, 2014

The app-based ride sharing company UBER has made an agreement with the city.  They will cease operating in Portland for three months while Portland Mayor Charlie Hales reviews and update’s Portland’s private for hire network companies.  Uber says they will continuing operating through Sunday afternoon, before pausing.



Above is a statement from Mayor spokesman Dana Haynes along with an interview with …

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North Korea Hack On Sony May Be Costliest Ever

Posted by Associated Press on December 17, 2014

NEW YORK — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyber attack ever inflicted on an American business.

The fallout from the hack that exposed a trove of sensitive documents, and this week escalated to threats of terrorism, forced Sony to cancel release of the North Korean …

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Measure 92 Officially Goes Down

Posted by Brett Reckamp on December 11, 2014

After a very close vote, a re-count and a thwarted lawsuit, the Yes on 92 Campaign has conceded that their measure has failed.  It would have required food producers to post a clear label if they used GMO foods.

Paige Richardson with Yes on 92 says they are currently working on figuring out their next move which may involve lobbying the …

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Schools For Who?

Posted by Steve Leader on December 10, 2014
Richard Ellmyer

A longtime Portland civic activist, Richard Ellmyer, is bothered by what a candidate for Portland school board said the other day.

According to Ellmyer, the candidate was asked why he was running.   His response was he’s, “running for the benefit of the kids.”  That prompted Ellmyer to send an email blast to local media.

Ellmyer says the real reason for public schools …

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