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Personnel Foul

Central Catholic questions its hiring practices as sexual misconduct allegations surface about another football coach.


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When it comes to football, Central Catholic High School has a lot to cheer about. The Rams—with a long tradition of winning—finished the season with 12 wins and just one loss while outscor   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

Bring the Noise

Young African-Americans are leading the Portland protests against police violence. But can they make a real difference?


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Glenn Waco had just shut down Pioneer Place. He marched 500 protesters into the downtown mall, pressed through groups of holiday shoppers and led them in a chant of “I can’t breathe! I can   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 AARON MESH

Hard Time Gets Harder

Oregon is cutting an effective program to help mothers in prison stay close to their kids.


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In 2008, Eva Guzman arrived at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, to begin a sentence for robbery. Eleven days later, she gave birth. “I had my daughter,” says Guzman, no   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

Medical Error

Moda’s president was caught cheating on a recertification exam for surgeons.


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\Moda Health made a big splash last year when it shelled out a reported $40 million for naming rights to the Portland Trail Blazers’ arena. The Moda Center, formerly the Rose Garden, is t   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

Don’t Be Dense

Portland’s apartment fights are headed for the suburbs. Next stop: West Linn.


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Portland’s clash over density from the condos and apartment blocks lining Southeast Division Street and North Williams Avenue is spilling into the suburbs. The next focal point: a stretch    More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 AARON MESH

Hotseat: Mike Fors

He put a Bitcoin ATM in Pioneer Place. Now he hopes people will see why they should use it.


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There’s an ATM at Pioneer Place that turns virtual money into cash you can hold in your hand. The machine allows you to buy Bitcoin—currency backed by no government and that exists only on   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Sugar Shackup

An effort to clean up a seedy corner in Cully could give millions to an alleged prostitution and money-laundering ring.


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The silhouette of a naked woman on the Sugar Shack sign still draws attention to the shuttered strip club and what was once a one-stop shopping center for sex. The triangle of land where Nor   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 GABRIELLA DUNN

Service With a Smile

A senior fire official went to bat for an embattled club owner, who offered what three officials saw as a bribe.


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Maria Toth Brown had some explaining to do. Toth Brown runs Refuge PDX, a club in the Central Eastside Industrial District. On Nov. 23, 2013, records show, Refuge PDX jammed 1,000 people into    More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Waiting to Inhale

We ask Oregon’s new pot overlords: What’s your experience with marijuana?


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These are high times for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Voters have approved Measure 91, legalizing recreational marijuana, and in doing so handed the details of regulating weed to the    More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 AARON MESH

Smoke Signals

Four things you should know about legal weed.


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U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is greeting legal recreational pot with a bold prediction. “You are going to change national policy,” Blumenauer declared Nov. 4, less than an hour after t   More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS , AARON MESH
 

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