City & Region

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

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

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

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

Wildlife

Sleeps With Fishes

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

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas

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