Like most deep-rooted Oregonians, R. Gregory Nokes
presumed America’s ugly racial history didn’t apply to him. Not
personally, anyway. Slavery, the fifth-generation Oregon native assumed,
The world’s most expensive publicly auctioned painting arrived in Portland on Dec. 20. But who owns it?
The most famous Pacific Northwest mysteries have often
involved serial killers. But our city’s current whodunit is about
something we’re much less known for: a great deal of money.
Oregon voters will soon be told getting rid of the OLCC will lower liquor prices. A shopping trip to Vancouver kills that buzz.
Forget free-market dogma and protecting the little guy: We
just want to know whether getting government out of the liquor business
will save us money.
It’s a key question
facing Oregon voter
The state diverts higher fees from Oregon’s roads to the information superhighway.
About 2 million times a year, Oregon companies small and
big, from family-owned trucking firms to major insurers, pay for
information from the state’s files of driver’s licenses. The companies
The hidden environmental cost of the Pacific Northwest’s lone nuclear power plant.
For a week now, the people running the Pacific Northwest’s
only nuclear power plant have been on the defensive—and for good
A devastating report
about the Columbia Generating Stati
NW Natural wants to demolish a contaminated landmark. Will anyone step in to stop it?
For years, Kathy Evans admired the dilapidated gothic
building she saw whenever she drove on U.S. 30 just south of the St.
Johns Bridge. Her four daughters always pointed out the structure and
Women in the Portland Police Bureau use excessive force far less than men.
The Portland Police Bureau has a problem with excessive use of force, but the women who serve as officers aren’t to blame.
the board, female officers account for a far smaller share of th
Residents of Right 2 Dream Too question Mayor Charlie Hales’ offer to move them inside.
It’s a quarter to 9 on the coldest night so far this year,
and a 64-year-old man named Misha waits for a turn to sleep in a tent
Right 2 Dream Too—the
iconic homeless camp
A police report on Portland suicides flubs the math, and the media—including WW—miss the error.
On Sept. 30, Police Chief Mike Reese stood before TV
cameras and journalists to release troubling new findings about how
often people commit suicide in Portland.
It didn’t take
OHSU is using its clout to have taxpayers match a donation from Nike’s Phil Knight.
Two months ago, Nike Chairman Phil Knight dangled a
tantalizing offer before Oregon Health & Science University: the
promise of $1 billion—cash—to finance expansion of the cancer institute