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Cavities in Their Campaign

Anti-fluoride activists have no backing from groups representing low-income Portlanders or minority groups.


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In the debate over fluoridating Portland’s water, the two sides trying to persuade voters can agree on one thing: Low-income children aren’t getting the dental care they need and deserve. And    More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 MICHAEL MUNKVOLD

Pistol-Whipped

As the firearm debate fades, the numbers reveal patterns in Oregon’s gun deaths.


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When the gunfire fell silent after Clackamas Town Center and Sandy Hook last December, politicians raced to proclaim it was time to do something about gun violence in America. The news set off a   More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 MATT KAUFFMAN

Limbo Dance

CRC officials have spent millions to overcome a bridge design that’s too low. They still don’t have it right.


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When Oregon lawmakers recently agreed to hand over $450 million for the Columbia River Crossing, they put a condition on the money: Settle questions about how high the bridge needs to be. CRC    More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Bridge End

Oregon backers of the CRC think they’ve won the day. They haven’t met Ann Rivers.


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Ann Rivers sips her skinny vanilla latte in a Ridgefield, Wash., coffee shop on a bright Sunday morning, smiling at the new role she has found herself playing in Northwest politics: the bridge kil   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Debt on Pointe

Oregon Ballet Theatre owes $300,000 in back rent. Just in time, here comes the arts tax.


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City officials finally produced details last week of a new arts tax that voters passed last November, requiring Portlanders to pay $35 a year to fund arts teachers in the public schools and suppor   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Timber Jam

A fired city bureau chief scores one last goal—expanding the parking district around Jeld-Wen Field.


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Sam Stidham, a sales clerk at West Burnside clothing boutique Reveille, had no idea that parking around the corner from her storefront had jumped to $3.50 an hour during Portland Timbers games.    More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 AARON MESH

Teach Our Daughters Well

A new documentary looks at the promise, and lost opportunities, in education for girls worldwide.


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Outside the United States, losing out on an education means much more than poor job prospects. Girl Rising, a new documentary opening in Portland on March 7, makes the case that educating girls    More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 KATE SCHIMEL

Whacking Cracks

Hales has found money to fix city streets. Residents say his plan has potholes.


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Jim Baker wants the City of Portland to repair the roads near his Hillsdale house. He just doesn’t like the one the city is choosing to fix. “I’m really happy to hear they’re patching    More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 WW Staff

Saved by the Cell

In airing a police-shooting video, Portland cops are learning the art of media self-defense.


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When he ran for mayor, Charlie Hales promised he would change the culture of a Portland Police Bureau known for controversial shootings and violent treatment of the mentally ill. But when polic   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD, AARON MESH

Avenue of the Roses

A documentary filmmaker collects portraits of change along 82nd Avenue.


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I used to sneer at Chinatowns. I considered them tourist attractions that I wanted nothing to do with. I grew up in Taiwan with Chinese food and Chinese culture—what’s new to see in any ci   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 IVY LIN
 

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