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Most Read Articles of 2015

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Most Read Articles of 2015

1. Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em (6/24)

An overview of the (then-pending) legalization of recreational marijuana.

2. Better Than Her Men (7/1)

A controversial piece about the contrast between Sheryl Crow's personal and professional successes.

3. Fight for Your Right to Party (9/30) A look at the debate over Riverside Market and Pub's impact on the neighborhood.

4. Fire in the Blood (8/26)

A profile of a Warm Springs mother and her two daughters—all of whom fight fires.

5. No More Killing Coyotes for Sport (1/28)

A column from naturalist Jim Anderson on the sport-hunting of coyotes.

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Most Read Online Content of 2015

1. Tired of Newcomers, Portlanders Make Anti-Tourism Video (1/29/2015)

A blog post about some people in Portland who made a silly video discouraging people from visiting their fair city. Apparently, it struck a nerve.

2. Nina De La Tierra, Child of the Earth: The Mystery of the Jerusalem Cricket (8/12/2009)

If you saw one of these creepy little critters, you'd be Googling it too.

3. Open Casting Call for Bend Reality TV Show (2/25/2015)

Gaze upon our navels, for they are lovely.

4. Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em (6/24/2015)

The most popular print content of the year, this story still didn't beat out the consistently high-performing Jerusalem cricket piece from 2009.

5. Packing Off Pack Rats: Don't kill the rats, move 'em (9/20/2008)

A column in which Jim Anderson extolls the virtues of using live traps to deal with pests.

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