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Jeff Cogen’s Double Life

Public documents contradict the County Chairman’s account of his affair.


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Multnomah County Chairman Jeff Cogen could not have seemed more sincere last week as he confessed an affair with a county employee named Sonia Manhas. “My family is hurting,” Cogen told WW o   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS , AARON MESH

Zombridge!

If the CRC is dead, why are state officials still seeking permission to build it?


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About 25 opponents of the now-defunct Columbia River Crossing raised their drinks at Produce Row’s bar July 12 to celebrate the megaproject’s death. The happy hour included activists, econ   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Where Rudy Crew Flew

Records show Oregon’s ex-education chief violated state expense and travel rules.


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Rudy Crew was supposed to be the force that shook up Oregon’s schools. Gov. John Kitzhaber christened Crew—who arrived here in June 2012 a national figure—as the state’s first education    More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS and ALEX BLUM

KBOO Coup

Power struggles at Portland’s community radio station overshadow its troubles.


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On any given morning, those who still tune in to KBOO 90.7 FM might hear stories from the perspectives of prison inmates, homeless people and bicycle advocates. But one of the topics the commu   More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 SARA SNEATH

Water Bedfellows

Unlikely allies dive into the Portland water wars. The siege starts on Mount Tabor.


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Dawn Smallman lives in a cozy three-bedroom house in the shadow of Mount Tabor. The documentary filmmaker has fought for more than a decade to preserve the forested volcano cone and the scenic d   More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 AARON MESH

Overtime Tickets

Portland’s police contract grants officers extra pay to appear in traffic court.


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Portland police Officer McCageor “Cage” Byrd is telling a judge about the night in April he pulled over a woman for speeding and weaving out of her lane on Northwest 23rd Avenue. The woman is    More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

No More Bridge to Nowhere

Blind faith in the fatally flawed—and now dead—CRC starts a new I-5 conversation.


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George Crandall knows how to kill a freeway. In the 1970s, Crandall helped lead the fight against the Mount Hood Freeway, which would have torn through Southeast Portland neighborhoods. In defea   More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

The Wages of Mismanagement

The firing of an Old Town priest is traced to questions about church funds.


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About 40 members of Saint André Bessette Catholic Church stayed after the 10 am service last Sunday to get answers.  Their parish priest, the Rev. Stephen Newton, had been dismissed without    More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

City Hall Pass

Why Hales refused to fire an aide who made sexual comments to a County Commissioner.


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Karol Collymore got angry when she learned last month a top aide to Portland Mayor Charlie Hales had made sexually suggestive remarks at a public event to Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta S   More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 AARON MESH

Gun Battle

Second Amendment activists say a Multnomah County gun ordinance doesn’t apply within cities.


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Roxanne Ross says she was raised to believe every responsible citizen should own a gun. When she picked out her own handgun last fall, Ross went old school and chose a .357 Magnum revolver, whic   More
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD
 

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