Poppycock #5 Available Now

In this ad-free issue of Poppycock we cover local businesses including a beer garden at Tidbits, a music/everything cool store in Future Shock, and of course our cover story cakery, Palace Cakes. We also take a look at bootlegging in Lake Oswego (back in the day), a possible plan for reshaping SNAP benefits to support local businesses and actually deliver, ya know, “nutrition.” Lastly, we put Zara Zhi on the hunt to look at whether the Orange Line expansion set for opening next September better benefits TriMet or the city? At nearly $2 billion in cost, what could we have done to improve the lines we already have, if anything?

Go to Reading Frenzy if you like words and pictures on paper.

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The New IT Disease, Ebola: When Popular Culture Picks a Winner (for about a week)

It was just what was on my mind when I checked Facebook this evening.

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WHO data on malaria.

Get lost here and you’ll find a thousand causes. No one more or less valuable or righteous than the other…just ones we forgot never went away when the headlines changed.

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