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Mats Järlström has an engineering degree from Sweden, but when he tried to share his idea to improve the formula used to calculate traffic-light timing, a state board fined him for practicing engineering without a license.

Mats Järlström has an engineering degree from Sweden, but when he tried to share his idea to improve the formula used to calculate traffic-light timing, a state board fined him for practicing engineering without a license.

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  • Mats Järlström has an engineering degree from Sweden, but when he tried to share his idea to improve the formula used to calculate traffic-light timing with the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying, the board fined him for practicing engineering without a license. Now, he’s teamed up with a national organization to sue to the members of the state board.
  • We talk to George Nakata about life in Portland’s Japantown before World War II. Nakata will speak at the “Race & Place: Old Town’s Chinatown and Japantown through Chinese American and Nikkei Eyes” event Wednesday evening.
  • A new documentary explores the life and times of legendary food writer and chef James Beard. He grew up in Portland before becoming, as the documentary says, “America’s First Foodie.”

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