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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

Voices 2013: Al Margulies

The TriMet watchdog says riders should demand more from the agency.


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Al Margulies has more time than ever to be the scourge of the transit agency he calls “TriMess.” Margulies—one of the most outspoken of the transit agency’s public watchdogs—was a TriMet   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 AARON MESH

No Inspections for Zoo Restaurants Since 2006

Revelation follows outbreak that sickened 135 diners.


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About two weeks ago, the Oregon Zoo acknowledged 135 people got sick after eating food prepared by at least one zoo restaurant. Health officials   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 ERIN FENNER

The Top 10 Stories of 2012

The news you read the most on wweek.com.


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Face facts, readers: You wanted to read about lurid four-star hotel sex and awkward death, Bart Simpson and Doctor Who—not to mention a winningly surly football coach and an election-year smear    More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Staff

Gunfire Sale

At Portland’s gun show, a backdrop of tragedy sparks a buying frenzy.


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Greg Apple is selling a lot of semiautomatic rifles. Customers wandering through the Collectors West Gun and Knife Show last weekend pause to look at his 10-yard-long display of rifles, priced a   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 AARON MESH

This Is My Rifle

The AR-15—the rifle favored by hunters, marksmen and spree killers—by the numbers.


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1957: The year ArmaLite Corp. began to develop the AR-15 (AR meaning “ArmaLite,” not “assault rifle”). 1959: The first year the
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 AARON MESH, OLGA KOZINSKIY

Sneaker Politics

What it means that Kitzhaber and legislators got rolled by Nike.


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The state’s most powerful business leaders—if they were listening closely—might have heard the clues from Gov. John Kitzhaber only two weeks ago about his secret talks to give Nike a sweethe   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Driving to Drink

A new liquor sales law in Washington is sending hordes of booze buyers into Oregon.


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For years now, the embattled Oregon Liquor Control Commission has been fighting powerful lobbyists for grocery store chains that want to end the state’s nearly 80-year monopoly on selling booze.   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 OLGA KOZINSKIY

The Portland Index: Dead Pets Walking

Multnomah County’s animal shelter has cut its kill rate, but activists say it could do more.


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Not all lost, stray or unwanted pets end up at Multnomah County Animal Services, but when they do, its shelter is often the end of the line. “Private shelters can choose,” says Mike Oswa   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 TROY BRYNELSON
 

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