I've been talking non-stop since last Friday about the Oregon Defending the American Dream summit in Salem, to anyone who'll listen. For example, I saw this there:
Speakers included Joe "the plumber" Wurzelbacher and even Grover Norquist, the architect of W.Bush's tax cuts. If you're interested to hear what 400 conservatives talked about all day, check out this week's news section.
Also in this week's paper: Sarah Mirk contacted all 15 members of the Lents Urban Renewal Advisory Committee to ask them what they think of the proposed baseball stadium in their neighborhood. It turns out, they're split. Read that story here. Mirk is headed out to the Lents Park protest as I type, so check back to Blogtown for an update in the morning.