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Susan Cushman works as a sculptor as part of her therapy to help her move past the trauma of being raped. She says her art is part of her effort to make the world a place where women can feel safe   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 ERIN FENNER

Violence Against VAWA

Why Republicans allowed a federal law aiding survivors of sexual and domestic violence to expire.

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In the final days of the 112th U.S. Congress—days marked by frantic brinkmanship to avoid the fiscal cliff—Capitol Hill let the Violence Against Women Act fall with a thud.  For the f   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 AARON MESH

Gimme Shelter

The YWCA is closing its emergency domestic-violence shelter, but officials hope a new strategy will help cushion the loss.

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Every day at 9 am, the Portland Women’s Crisis Line website updates the availability at the city’s four emergency shelters. Most mornings, it’s the same answer: no vacancy. Despite that se   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

1 in 1 Billion

Join the rising to stop violence against women.

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Portland RisingPortland joins 1 billion women (and men) worldwide to march, dance and speak out against violence against women. Meet at Director Park for a flash mob of “Break the Chain.” At 3   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

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

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