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Give!Guide 2012 Results

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You are simply amazing. In November and December, 5,450 of you gave $1,967,423 to local nonprofits through Willamette Week’s Give!Guide. That’s nearly 100 times the amount you donated through    More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 RICHARD H. MEEKER

Committed to Junction City

The state’s new mental hospital is drawing fire—and it hasn’t even been built yet.


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The road for the Oregon State Hospital in Junction City stretches across an open field, waiting to lead people to the state’s newest mental health facility. State officials have spent $61.8    More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Drawn to Craziness

The artist who brought millionaire fugitive John McAfee to Portland admits he’s getting a bit wigged out himself.


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The trail of John McAfee has run from Belize to Guatemala to Miami in recent months as the software millionaire fled questioning in a murder case and was deported to the U.S. Along the way, Mc   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 MARY EMILY O'HARA

A Recipe For Safer Eating

Lawmakers want government-run restaurants to undergo health inspections.


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Two Portland legislators say they want to close the loophole in state law that allows government-run restaurants to escape health inspections. The proposal comes after 135 people got sick from e   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 ERIN FENNER

Insuring Inefficiency

Kitzhaber nixes universities’ hopes of cutting health costs.


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Oregon’s seven state universities have been clamoring for years for more independence from bureaucratic state regulations. As taxpayer support for them has waned, Oregon University System offici   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

A Fork in the Road

A yet-to-be-released audit slams the city’s transportation spending—and gives Hales an opening for reform.


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Mayor Charlie Hales has promised to shake up the city bureau that is supposed to maintain Portland’s streets—and the   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 AARON MESH

Overtime Busts

Budget-breaking practices allow some sheriff’s deputies to double their pay.


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Sgt. Diana Olsen has occasionally been the face of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. She heads up the sheriff’s search and rescue team, and when a 7-year-old Skyline Elementary School stu   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Voices 2013: Lainie Block Wilker

A parent activist becomes a powerful schools critic—and a force PPS can't ignore.


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If you Google the name Lainie Block Wilker, you get a photograph of Bobbie Regan instead. In the photo, Regan, the longest-serving member of Portland Public Schools’ Board of Education, is wee   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Voices 2013: Charlie Hales

A decade away made the new mayor a different kind of (political) barnyard animal.


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Once again, Charlie’s in charge. Ten years ago, Charlie Hales quit his job as city commissioner to start selling streetcars. On Jan. 2, the downtown...   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 AARON MESH

Voices 2013: Julie Parrish

A brash Republican survivor talks about how her party needs to change.


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Julie Parrish knows she’s a political misfit. As she puts it, she’s an immigrant’s kid, a first-generation American from a Lebanese father. She’s an under-40 suburban mom with kids in pu   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 BRENT WALTH
 

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