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Sen. Jeff Merkley’s position on Internet taxes puts him at odds with many liberals.


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U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) have a lot in common: blue-collar roots, Ivy League pedigrees and adoring supporters among the nation’s left-wing voters. They   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

Coat Of Arms

Conservatives want to know why an Oregon National Guard jacket with Gov. John Kitzhaber’s name on it ended up at Goodwill.


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It’s a size medium military jacket, with an Oregon National Guard emblem and a camouflage pattern that’s no longer used. Over the left front pocket is an embroidered patch that says Governor,    More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Pot Of Gold

Portland joins a growing list of cities ready to tax legal weed.


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If Oregonians vote in November to make recreational marijuana legal, Portland City Hall will be waiting to take its cut. A marijuana advisory committee formed by Mayor Charlie Hales in June will   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 AARON MESH

Working Off the Books

Contrary to state election laws, Gov. John Kitzhaber has failed to disclose the role of a key campaign consultant.


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Gov. John Kitzhaber has reported all kinds of ways he’s spent money this year in pursuit of re-election: printing campaign literature, running his Kitzhaber 2014 website and employing a full-t   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Sunken Treasure

Why is the city sitting on $32 million that could be used to lower water rates?


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It’s no secret Portland’s water rates keep going up and up and up.  Mayor Charlie Hales  promised to cut rates. (He hasn’t.) And voters this spring contemplated a ballot measur   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 AARON MESH

Let it Bee

Portland beekeepers say the county is overreaching in its enforcement of city code.


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On summer evenings, Austin Bennington used to pour himself a snifter of single-malt Aberlour, light a cigar and watch his 120,000 honeybees swarm around his backyard hives and garden of blueberr   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 ALEXA ALTMAN

Cold Calculation

Gov. John Kitzhaber’s “Cool Schools” plan flopped. So why is he trying to microwave it for his re-election campaign?


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Four years ago, John Kitzhaber needed something—anything—to convince voters he had a plan to create jobs in Oregon, then emerging from a recession that had left as many as one in 10 people   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Truck Race

Daimler faces allegations of unchecked racial discrimination at its Portland plant.


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Four African-American employees of Portland-based Daimler Trucks North America have filed state civil-rights complaints claiming they have been the targets of continuing racial intimidation by co-workers.    More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 AARON MESH

Street Talk

Community policing has come to Hawthorne Boulevard—and it seems to be working.


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After 32 years, Robert Proctor and his wife, Jocelyn, had gotten used to the “travelers”—the influx of homeless people who gathered each summer near their home next to the CD Gamexchange o   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 SAMI EDGE

Posthumous Legacy

The FBI is investigating how Legacy Health obtained cadavers for scientific research.


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The FBI is conducting a criminal investigation of a division of Legacy Health, looking into allegations that the Portland hospital system improperly obtained dead bodies for scientific research,   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 AARON MESH
 

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