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Truck Race

Daimler faces allegations of unchecked racial discrimination at its Portland plant.


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Four African-American employees of Portland-based Daimler Trucks North America have filed state civil-rights complaints claiming they have been the targets of continuing racial intimidation by co-workers.    More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 AARON MESH

Street Talk

Community policing has come to Hawthorne Boulevard—and it seems to be working.


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After 32 years, Robert Proctor and his wife, Jocelyn, had gotten used to the “travelers”—the influx of homeless people who gathered each summer near their home next to the CD Gamexchange o   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 SAMI EDGE

Posthumous Legacy

The FBI is investigating how Legacy Health obtained cadavers for scientific research.


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The FBI is conducting a criminal investigation of a division of Legacy Health, looking into allegations that the Portland hospital system improperly obtained dead bodies for scientific research,   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 AARON MESH

Playing With Fire

A former regular at Club Sesso says the sex club’s manager spoke of a special relationship with the fire bureau.


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The city of Portland’s investigation of a high-ranking officer at Portland Fire & Rescue who allegedly protected a downtown sex club from being cited for code violations may now expand into a    More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Hot Tip

A top city fire official is under investigation for turning a blind eye to safety violations at a sex club.


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A senior Portland fire official is under investigation for telling a downtown sex club the city would look the other way if it violated fire safety laws. In late June, Portland Fire & Re   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

State of Denial

How the state of Oregon allowed insurance companies to deny treatment for children with autism.


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Soon after she turned 8, Elie Riehl began punching herself in the face and slamming her knees into her head.   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 KATE WILLSON

The Long Goodbye

The last African-American family on a Portland block faces losing its home.


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To Helen Murray, a tour of her home is a tour of her life. Over the fireplace, Helen, 77, and her husband, Nelson, 82, display photographs of their six children. Pictures of their 12 grandchil   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO, REBECCA TURLEY

Gang Mentality

Police say gang violence is exploding. A landmark report shows just the opposite.


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Turn on the TV news and you'd have reason to believe Portland’s gang violence is out of control.  Terse warnings from police and fallout from three recent high-profile shootings have pro   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 AARON MESH, KATE WILLSON, NIGEL JAQUISS

All Stacked Up And No Place To Go

Psychiatric patients are being warehoused in Portland’s emergency rooms in growing numbers.


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Jennifer Ann has found herself in Portland emergency rooms more than two dozen times in the past 20 years—almost always for the same reason.  “Usually I go,” she says, “because I fe   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Them’s The Brakes

Why City Hall loves home-sharing company Airbnb but not car-sharing startup Uber.


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Mayor Charlie Hales says he wants Portland to stand as a leader in making room for the “sharing economy.” That’s one reason he has championed rewriting city rules to legalize the operations    More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 AARON MESH
 

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