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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

Money to Bernie

Bernie Sanders drew record crowds in Portland. He’s also fighting for Oregon donations with Hillary and…Jeb?

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On his second day canvassing for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ rally in Portland, Dan McIntosh-Tolle started warning people: Get to the Moda Center an hour early if you want a seat.  “His belie   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 AARON MESH

Political Pole

A campaign in Salem won new workplace rights for strippers. It also turned dancer against dancer.

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Paris Hoover went to Salem last March to ask lawmakers to watch out for strippers. The 27-year-old Portland nude dancer traveled to the state Capitol to publicly demand rights. She trekked the halls   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

Request a Ride

Before it drove into Portland, Uber picked up a powerful lobbyist.

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On Dec. 13, 2014, Mark Wiener hosted a Saturday détente at his Eastmoreland home between Mayor Charlie Hales and Uber, the ride-hailing company that had entered Portland’s taxi market in defiance o   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 BETH SLOVIC
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