Police Worry Girl In Park Might Get Kidnapped, Do It Themselves, Arrest Mother

The above headline might sound sensationalist. There’s a few other less alarming versions out there. Possibly due to recent world events rightfully dominating the news, this story didn’t garner nearly the exposure it should have when breaking weeks ago. Here’s the bare facts from Reason.com: “Debra Harrell works at McDonald’s in Augusta, South Carolina. For most of the summer, her daughter had stayed… Continue reading Police Worry Girl In Park Might Get Kidnapped, Do It Themselves, Arrest Mother

Portland’s Gentrification by the Numbers

The dreaded G-word has been tossed around much lately, from San Francisco’s Google bus blockades to Spike Lee’s whip-smart  knowledge dropping at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Gentrification is sweeping the nation, stirring up a hornet’s nest of rationalizing and resistance alike. Coast to coast, we’ve got a problem on our hands. This is especially… Continue reading Portland’s Gentrification by the Numbers