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Who is Cylvia Hayes? Oregon's first lady derailed by bad judgment, environmental zealotry, quest for validation

oregonlive.com — This summer, as Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber kneeled on a bank of the Rogue River to propose to Cylvia Hayes, he presented her with an engagement ring meant to recall past triumphs. The governor designed the jewelry himself.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @sngager: Who is Cylvia Hayes? @annargriffin explains in this profile of Oregon's first lady. ow.ly/DCT0G

Oct 31, 2014

Who is Cylvia Hayes? @annargriffin explains in this profile of Oregon's first lady. ow.ly/DCT0G

A&E Roundtable: What's the worst candy ever?

oregonlive.com — I remember coming home after trick-or-treating and dumping out my pillow case full of candy on the living room carpet, sorting all of it out into piles. There was the classic chocolate pile, the overloaded Smarties pile and the rare section of full-size bars.
Oct 31, 2014

This is my favorite thing today. Also: Licorice is the only answer. “@Oregonian: What's the worst candy ever? ORne.ws/1toGcq3

Oct 31, 2014

Bad Halloween candy? @HalecommaJamesB gets it right: circus peanuts. Twizzlers are good, as is candy corn. C'mon! ow.ly/DDuQW

Oct 31, 2014

RT @binderpdx: Most girls want to be #Frozen's Elsa, not Anna, for #Halloween. What does that say about our culture? s.oregonlive.com/y9IhtkB

Oct 31, 2014

RT @binderpdx: Most girls want to be #Frozen's Elsa, not Anna, for #Halloween. What does that say about our culture? bit.ly/1tpc78f

Ebola in Oregon: Patient hospitalized for testing

oregonlive.com — A patient has been hospitalized in Oregon to allow doctors to monitor for the Ebola virus. The Oregon Health Authority said in a news release that the individual has been isolated and presents no danger to the public. OHA administrators will hold a news conference at 3 p.m.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @Oregonian: Patient with symptoms has been hospitalized in #PDX over #Ebola. But disease has not been diagnosed. ORne.ws/10G9qFO

Dave Dahl, of Dave's Killer Bread, due in court for rescheduled hearing

oregonlive.com — Dave Dahl, cofounder of Dave's Killer Bread, is due to appear in court -- again -- for a hearing Friday afternoon that could resolve his pending charges. Dahl, who's known for striking success in the bread business as an ex-con, was arrested in November after authorities say he led deputies on a pursuit in Cedar Hills, repeatedly rammed their cars and fought with them.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @emilyesmith: Dave #Dahl is in the courtroom for his stipulated facts trial. bit.ly/1zmWbrY

Oct 31, 2014

Dave #Dahl is in the courtroom for his stipulated facts trial. bit.ly/1zmWbrY

Oct 31, 2014

Dave #Dahl, of Dave's Killer Bread, due in court for rescheduled hearing oregonlive.com/washingtoncoun…

Oct 31, 2014

Closing in on 1,000 comments on my #cylviahayes profile. All intelligent, well-reasoned, witty, civil, etc. s.oregonlive.com/iluv8DJ

Oct 31, 2014

A couple weeks ago, my bosses asked me to profile #cylviahayes, Oregon's first lady. Here you go: s.oregonlive.com/iluv8DJ via @oregonian

Oct 31, 2014

Who is Cylvia Hayes? Oregon's first lady derailed by bad judgment, quest for validation, @annagriff reports. s.oregonlive.com/iluv8DJ

Portland area at 'extreme risk' of zombie infestation, Trulia notes

oregonlive.com — Here's something the Portland Business Alliance would prefer you didn't know: The Portland metropolitan area is characterized by zones of "extreme risk" for zombie infestation and pocketed with "abandoned zones," where only the undead roam. Similarly, much of the area rates an extremely high likelihood of ghost sightings.
Oct 31, 2014

Trulia tells an ugly secret about Portland: It's at extreme risk for zombie infestations. oregonlive.com/front-porch/in…

Halloween weather forecast: Hour-by-hour temperatures for the Portland area

oregonlive.com — Halloween's weather came in like a lion and will go out like (a toddler dressed as) a lamb. With apologies to March, the forecast for the last day of October is covering a wide proverbial range. Friday morning arrived across the Portland area with heavy rain. Leaf-clogged drains flooded many urban intersections.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @rwoolington: Dave Dahl, of Dave's Killer Bread, expected to use insanity defense to explain ramming cop cars s.oregonlive.com/4QwAgMD by @emilyesmith

Canzano: Trail Blazers first-ever tweet is so bad, it's good

oregonlive.com — Twitter celebrated its eighth birthday in March. Saw this then, but all this Damian Lillard turn-back-the-tweets stuff got me thinking about it again. Find your first tweet here. On Lillard, not sure we should attribute his anti-LeBron tweets to the NBA-player Lillard. Rather, that was young-wanna-be-NBA-player-Lillard tweeting.

OSP trooper shoots and kills 20-year-old daughter in hunting accident

oregonlive.com — A trooper with Oregon State Police accidentally shot and killed his 20-year-old daughter Thursday while hunting about 10 miles north of Myrtle Creek. Don Frerichs, 49, shot his daughter, Rachel, in the 4000 block of Clarks Branch Road, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Authorities responded to the accident about 10:53 a.m.
Oct 31, 2014

Dennis Richardson reflects on his campaign against John Kitzhaber, impact of Cylvia Hayes scandal s.oregonlive.com/IAgaYfb via @oregonian

Starbucks to debut mobile pay app in Portland in Dec.; begin delivery in select markets next year

oregonlive.com — By the end of next year, Starbucks is planning to rethink how consumers order, pay for and receive its products. In the company's quarterly earnings conference call on Oct. 30, CEO Howard Schultz revealed plans to launch Starbucks' Mobile Order and Pay app and begin delivering coffee and food in select markets.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @sambakall: Starbucks to debut mobile pay app in Portland in Dec.; begin delivery in select markets next year: oregonlive.com/dining/index.s…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @MentalHealthPDX: Haunted - and buoyed - by the spirit of Blazer great Maurice Lucas s.oregonlive.com/OfA8c2F via @mtokito

Is that Portland on the cover of this week's New Yorker?

oregonlive.com — Maybe, though the cover stands alone without an accompanying story, so it could be about the latest/greatest/hippest New York beer spot...but there is a lot of flannel and ink in Peter de Seve's cover art, isn't there? It could well be a gently humorous reminder to enjoy good beer without being a tedious, terminal beer geek about it.
Oct 31, 2014

Via The Beer Here: Is that Portland on the cover of this week's New Yorker?: Maybe, though the cov... bit.ly/1tIF40k #oregonbeer

Oct 31, 2014

Would my mom as energetically defend me as much as Cylvia Hayes's mom defends her? No. s.oregonlive.com/cEh4Juf via @annagriff

Ebola in Portland: Liberians hear about the crisis at home

oregonlive.com — The phone rings often with news from Liberia, and it's never good. Another child is orphaned, another family fractured, their finances drained away. But no one in Portland cries anymore. Their hearts are in shock. The Ebola epidemic has gone on too long, and too much has been lost, said Joseph Yeaney, who was born and raised in Liberia.