Portland teachers are expected to approve a strike this evening, a significant step that nonetheless does not guarantee the first walkout in Portland Public Schools history.

Vancouver—the American one, clearly—has seen two workplace shootings in the last two days. If everyone had better access to guns we could stop stuff like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CVS is done with the hypocrisy. The health-care merchant has announced it will stop selling cigarettes— $2 billion in lost sales be damned! They'll still sell you all the Slim Jims you want, though.

A United Nations panel is just the latest group to excoriate the Catholic Church for covering up widespread sexual abuse by priests. The Vatican says it'll maybe look into it.

Fracking: Because using billions of gallons of water in the country's most drought-prone landscapes is only common sense.

So. Sochi seems nice.

New York cops seized hundreds of bags of heroin and made four arrests at a Manhattan apartment building yesterday—all of it fallout from Philip Seymour Hoffman's death by apparent overdose.

Hoffman's death is prompting more than arrests. It's giving law enforcement across the nation an opportunity to spread the word about heroin. Portland police, for instance, sent out a release detailing 21 overdose-related deaths last year. The governor of Maine instead turned his attention to the hundreds of drug-addicted infants born in the state each year.

The Affordable Care Act may spur people not to work, or to work far less, according to a new analysis the Congressional Budget Office. Actually that sounds pretty all right.

Bill Nye attempts to convince a Kentucky minister the world is more than 6,000 years old. It goes as well as you'd expect.

How's the weather? I'll tell you, but you're not going to like it.


Despite the savagery of the biting winds, today's ride into work was actually pretty great. Captured here on my sick new GoPro camera!