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The Unger Games

The proposed merger of the state’s largest business groups shows how much they fear Our Oregon.


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Ben Unger terrifies Oregon CEOs who earn dozens of times his salary. A gaunt former union organizer, the 39-year-old Unger gave up a Washington County seat in the Oregon House last year after just o   More
 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Hotseat: Karin Power

One of the region’s youngest elected officials welcomes MAX to Milwaukie.


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When TriMet’s new light-rail line officially rolls through Milwaukie for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 12, Karin Power will be among those cheering. The 32-year-old Milwaukie city councilor is   More
 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Proud Mary

St. Mary’s Academy backs away from firing a gay employee. Will other Catholic schools offer workplace protections?


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The botched firing of a gay staffer by St. Mary’s Academy could have the unintended consequence of creating greater workplace protections for LGBT employees at Catholic schools across Portland. Last   More
 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 AARON MESH, COBY HUTZLER

Hotseat: Doug Stromberg

This Oregon man knows what it’s like to shoot a lion—and many other animals.


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Last month, a Minnesota dentist named Walter Palmer became infamous for killing a lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe. The king of the jungle often winds up in the cross hairs of high-paying hunters. In th   More
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 HART HORNOR

Are You Abusing Your Significant Other?


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Guys, look in the mirror. Domestic violence plagues heterosexual and same-sex couples. Women can be perpetrators, as well as victims. More often, however, abuse comes at the hands of men against wom   More
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Vow of Silence

St. Mary’s Academy hired a rising star. She says they fired her for being gay.


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Lauren Brown seemed a perfect match for St. Mary’s Academy.  The 27-year-old from Bloomington, Ind., graduated in 2010 with a math degree from Lewis & Clark College.   She made suc   More
 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 AARON MESH

The Pirate Hunter

Before you even think about illegally downloading Dallas Buyers Club, think about Carl Crowell.


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Charles Castle’s first instinct was to ignore the letter when it arrived at his Eugene home. The two pages were mostly legalese and technical jargon, and said he was being sued for theft—specifica   More
 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 ANTHONY MACUK

Hotseat: Dave Dahl

The co-founder of Dave’s Killer Bread talks about bottoming out and cashing in.


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The face of Dave’s Killer Bread has many masks.  For the past five months, Dave Dahl has been buying African tribal masks on eBay. He’s hung more than 200 of them on the red walls of his Mi   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 AARON MESH

Reduce, Reuse, Redefine

Metro needs more garbage. So it’s aiming to tax some of Portland’s recycling.


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On one of the grittiest patches of industrial Northwest Portland, Terrell Garrett handles the kind of recycling you won’t see at Burgerville or in an episode of Portlandia. More than 100 trucks ru   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Backseat Driver

Emails show Mark Wiener bounced between advising Uber and Hales.


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For two decades, Mark Wiener has been the man Portland politicians turn to when they’re in a jam. As the city’s top political consultant, he helped Vera Katz, Randy Leonard, Sam Adams and many oth   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 BETH SLOVIC
 

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