An oil train passing through Portland. (Photo from Flickr by Sam Beebe)

Jobs from oil train terminals? Three Northwest car guys know better

Big oil has set its sights on Vancouver, WA as the terminus of a rail route to transport millions of gallons of crude for export. Three car dealers say "no way!"
Apr 7, 2016
Megan Rapinoe and other members of the US Women's National Team celebrate victory over Japan in the 2012 Summer Olympics. The team is hoping to bring home it's first World Cup victory in over 15 years. (Photo from REUTERS)

U.S. team headed to Women’s World Cup final in Vancouver

Jump on the soccer bandwagon and cheer the U.S. team in the Women's World Cup final Sunday.
Jul 1, 2015
A BoltBus driver loads luggage into the bottom of a bus in Seattle. (Photo by Holly Thorpe)

BoltBus makes travel cheap, but is it cheapening travel?

No car? No cash? No problem. With the advent of cheap, “alternative” travel, crossing the border is easier than ever. But are transport services like BoltBus cheapening the experience of traveling “meaningfully?"
Apr 16, 2015
Lunch Lady (Photo by Steve Louie)

Vancouver Calling: Voices from Canada’s indie music scene

The first few times my Seattle-based band went to Vancouver, Canada to play D.I.Y. gigs, the city felt perfect. Apparently, our B.C. buds enjoyed non-stop kick-ass shows with cross-genre bills and supportive crowds free of haters and assholes. That’s all true, but it’s a bit more complicated. While Vancouver is beautiful, its rents are high, its […]
Jan 15, 2013