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Double Standard? No Sweat.

Randy Leonard busted businesses for code violations. His own sauna was off-limits.


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Former City Commissioner Randy Leonard was a stickler for the rules when it   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

The Portland Index: Going Into Overtime

Portland’s parking fines are comparatively low, but create bigger risks for scofflaws.


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The City of Portland is again punching up parking fines.  Overtime parking on the street will still get a $39 ticket, but starting   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 WW Staff

Strange Brew

The city is subsidizing a church-affiliated bar that plans to give away all its profits.


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Stop us if you’ve heard this one: A bureaucrat, a preacher and The New York Times walk into a bar. The punch line? The Times’ glowing story Jan. 20 revealing that the Portland Development Co   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 MATT KAUFFMAN, AARON MESH

Voter-Owned Redux

Amanda Fritz bankrolled her own re-election. Now she wants to resurrect public campaign financing.


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City Commissioner Amanda Fritz spent her nest egg last year—more than $375,000 of her own money—to buy four more years in Portland City Hall. “Most people could not and would not do what   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 AARON MESH

Pay Up or Shut Up

Lawmakers’ first order of business: Find $450 million for a rebranded CRC project.


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After more than a decade and $160 million spent on planners, consultants and lobbyists, the proposed $3.5 billion Columbia River Crossing’s moment has finally arrived.  When lawmakers c   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Give!Guide 2012 Results

To our readers:


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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
 

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