Iraq Scars: The U.S. will allow 5,000 Iraqis refugee visas to America, up from a measly 50 in 2006.
Bookish Banditas: Cuban women (and librarians) are the most vocal critics of their government - and they're paying for it with stabbings and assaults.
Rail Tale: Metro approves a light rail line to Milwaukie (and the bridge to carry it) despite Clackamas County "failing Citizen Involvement 101."
Sack Attack: Sam Adams pitches the idea of a plastic bag fee in grocery stores.
Nooo! Game maker Hasbro is cracking down on Scrabulous, a Scrabble game that makes the internet worthwhile.