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Hotseat: Noah Ernst

The spokesman for a new coalition of Portland cab companies worries about Uber and what dumbed-down taxi rules will mean for Portland.


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Noah Ernst is hacked off. He’s been in the taxi business four years—first as a driver and now as a superintendent with employee-owned Radio Cab. He’s also the spokesman for a new lobbyin   More
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 WW Staff

McKeel-Hauled

A former county land-use inspector says Commissioner Diane McKeel retaliated against him on behalf of her allies.


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A former Multnomah County employee says Commissioner Diane McKeel had him fired last fall after he tried to stop her political friends from breaking land-use rules in violation of federal law.    More
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

The Devil’s Due

Two dancers sue strip club Casa Diablo for unpaid wages and harassment.


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Last July, Matilda Bickers decided she’d had enough of Casa Diablo. She had danced at the Northwest Portland strip club for more than 2½ years and was tired of grab-ass bouncers and uncheck   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

Give!Guide 2014 Results

Give!Guide goes wild!


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Wow, WW readers, you just blew the socks (and the shoes, pants and shirt) off the goals we set for our 2014 Give!Guide.  We had hoped as many as 7,500 of you would give as much as $2.6 mill   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 RICHARD H. MEEKER

Nous Sommes Tous Charlie


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These are the images cartoonists and others at Charlie Hebdo died to publish. The French satirical weekly had for three decades poked a finger in the eye of the powerful and the pious with sca   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 AARON MESH

Double Dip

Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes used a taxpayer-funded trip to Seattle to work for her private consulting clients.


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Gov. John Kitzhaber probably never imagined he would be heading into a historic fourth term as Oregon chief executive with a major daily newspaper calling for a criminal investigation into the actio   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Into the Weeds

Oregon can avoid the bad trips other states took on legal pot.


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Ann Lininger has a lot of reading to inhale. After only a year in the Oregon House, Lininger, a Lake Oswego Democrat, heads into a new legislative session Jan. 12 with a doozy of an assignment:    More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 AARON MESH

Brushed Aside

Two public schools in Portland find the city has cut them out of arts-tax money.


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Leah Maurer is a Portland mother of three, ages 3, 7 and 9. That means she knows a lot about teaching how to share. The city of Portland? Less so. Portland voters approved the city’s arts ta   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

Steaming Mad

A union boss’s criminal past and allegations of nepotism roil one of Oregon’s biggest labor groups.


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From its name, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 290 sounds like an old-fashioned, low-tech kind of labor union. Even its logo consists of pipes and valves. Yet the union’s 4,000 members per   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Top 10 Stories of 2014


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Yes, dear readers, there is an Easter Bunny. We’re exhausted from trying week after week to convince you climate change is real, city taxi regulations are written in blood and public docks o   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW Staff
 

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