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June 25, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Google exec yields to concerns, will sell Portland home

Here’s a follow-up to a news item from Tuesday: PORTLAND (AP) — A venture capitalist has opted to sell his recently purchased northwest Portland home to neighbors instead of demolishing it. Kevin Rose is a general partner for Google Ventures. Earlier this year, he paid $1.3 million for a house built in 1892. He initially planned to…


Comments | More in General news, Homepage | Topics: Portland, real estate

June 24, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Will Google exec raze 122-year-old Portland house?

Wednesday update: Demolition of the home was averted late Tuesday when Rose agreed to sell the home to neighbors. Original story from Tuesday: The comments are rolling in hot and heavy today on an Oregonian story about a neighborhood protest against plans to demolish a house in Portland’s Willamette Heights. The Oregonian’s Steve Duin has…


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June 13, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Crowpocalypse 2014: Map shows more than 50 crow danger zones

This is a follow-up post to last week’s report about the annual crow-attack frenzy happening on the streets of Seattle and neighboring burgs. We asked people to help us map places where terror struck from above, and now we’ve got more than 50 areas marked. Here’s one particularly scary comment in the earlier item’s comment thread: Two…


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February 5, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Rewind: Tracking tweets, photos from Seahawks victory parade

We scanned the Interwebs for tasty reports from the big Seahawks victory parade in downtown Seattle on Wednesday. Got your own photo or video to share? Go here.


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February 4, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Hot topic: Should kids — and adults — play hooky to attend Seahawks parade?

The Seattle School District announced Monday that it would not close school, dismiss classes early or even grant excused absences for parents who withdraw their children to attend the Seahawks Super Bowl victory parade on Wednesday. (Update: On Wednesday, the district decided to allow each school principal to decide if parade attendance as…


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