Currency

What happens when God goes broke?

His son might be able to walk on water, but even God is having trouble staying afloat in this economy. At least that’s the case at downtown’s First Unitarian Church, where, facing a $185,000 budget deficit, the doors may have to be shuttered for the month

05/19/2009 By Lynette Sanchez

Living Here

In The Zone

Is this the year Oregon schools finally get serious about seismic safety? Earthquake expert Yumei Wang hopes so.

05/19/2009 By Linda Baker

Dim Scum

SuperSlime

The solution to global warming may be floating in our ponds.

05/19/2009 By Matt Williams

History's Mysteries

Criminal Minds

A new team of volunteer sleuths turns up the heat on some of Multnomah County's coldest cases.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Get Around

Flight Patterns

The secret to maintaining airline service to rural Oregon towns: downsize the ride.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

True Crime

Scammed

The story of the biggest Ponzi scheme in Oregon history.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

Sustainability

Ecofreaks

Obsessed with the planet. Slightly insane. Green to the core. Six uncompromising Ecofreaks who make us want to be better.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Read Up

Sign of the Times

In 2003, the Federal Highway Administration approved the new font Clearview for use on signs

05/19/2009 By Anne Brice

Sustainability

Fathom This:

A machine so miraculous that it provides 10 percent of the world's electricity. Weans us from oil. Halts global warming. Saves the planet. Four such devices, designed to harness the energy of ocean waves, may do just that. (And they're coming to an Oregon

05/19/2009 By Rebecca Clarren

Sustainability

Cow Power

How bottling bovine waste just might save the planet

05/19/2009 By Eric Gold

Pedicabs

Spoke City

Pedal-powered taxis compete to sweep shoppers off their tired feet.

05/19/2009 By Lucy Burningham

If Only He'd Had....

The Rose Defense

In 1997, a Eugene street kid named Jordan Scott Merrell, age 15, confessed to a killing. It took the jury just an hour to deliver the verdict: guilty of felony murder. But the jury didn’t hear evidence that might have altered the course of Merrell’s life.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Wildlife

Sleeps With Fishes

Oregon might take out a hit on the Columbia River's sea lions.

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas