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Covert Coverage

Obama’s police state, troubled oceans and Japan’s radiation top Project Censored’s latest report of news stories ignored by big media.

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People who get their information exclusively from mainstream media sources may be surprised at the lack of enthusiasm...   More
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 YAEL CHANOFF

Knocking Himself Out

Despite his background in politics, Jefferson Smith has ignored a basic rule.

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The 37-year-old woman opened the front door of her Portland home at 8 am on Oct. 1 to see Jefferson Smith standing in front of her. She knew immediately who...   More
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Portrait of An Arts Tax

It’s not clear how a tax on Portlanders will keep its promises to schools.

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It used to be kids all over Portland came home from public school splattered in paint, smelling of papier-mâché paste and proudly carrying home their latest creation for the refrigerator door. A   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY

Robes In the Ring

A candidate for Supreme Court says his opponent is inflating her credentials.

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Quick: Name a sitting Oregon Supreme Court judge. OK, we admit it—maybe it’s not a fair question. Most Americans can’t name any of the nine U.S. Supreme Court justices. So while we know WW   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

The Portland Index: Search Me

How closely does Portland follow web trends?

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Look around—those 17 other people next to you in the coffee shop hunched over their laptops might be hunting the Web for kitty videos or Kate Middleton’s tanning habits. You, of course, are Go   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Pulp Nonfiction

Writer Phil Stanford turns to Dark Horse Comics to get at the truth of Portland’s secrets.

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Phil Stanford made his name in Portland by needling the pompous and powerful with his columns for The Oregonian and the Portland Tribune. But...   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 BRENT WALTH

Throw Voters From the Train

A Clark County measure to fund light rail has become a referendum on the CRC.

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The Columbia River Crossing is already in big trouble.  The proposed Interstate 5 spans between Oregon and Washington have a flawed design, the backers lack firm plans to...   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

The Portland Index: Grad Bag

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The best way you can predict the economic success of a city is by figuring out how many adults have finished college. Certainly, people who have a college degree tend to earn more—but so do pe   More
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 SAM STITES

Failure To Comply

The feds have used independent monitors to reform police agencies elsewhere. But Portland leaders don’t want one here.

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The U.S. Department of Justice last week released a damning report about the Portland Police Bureau’s use of force. The details may...   More
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

The Portland Index: Culture Club

Just how cultured is Portland?

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Portland loves its culture—and loves that so many people are also fascinated by it. But just how cultured is Portland? Turns out just a bit. City Vitals 2.0 ranks Portland as the eighth-most cul   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 SAM STITES

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