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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

Tusk, But Verify

The Oregon Zoo told voters it needed $125 million to make more room for elephants. It’s also making more elephants.


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In August 2008, Oregon Zoo elephant Rose-Tu gave birth to her first calf, Samudra—as if right on cue for the zoo to make a big request...   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 AARON MESH

A Sales Tax, Anybody?

Lawmakers are about to start debating a shakeup of the state’s tax system—and an unpopular idea leads the list.


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In the history of Oregon politics, there are few things voters have hated more than a sales tax. But when voters...   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Hold the Phone

Dwindling calls lead the state to propose ending its HIV/AIDS hotline.


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The dial tone on Oregon’s long-running HIV/AIDS hotline may soon go dead. Since 1987, the hotline has connected thousands of callers with testing and HIV/AIDS services—key to the early detec   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Hotseat: Jenna Burrell

A Portlander researches African internet scams—by actually going to interview the scammers in Ghana.


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Few with email haven’t had the privilege of a Nigerian “official” requesting their assistance to transfer the sum of $47,500,000.00...   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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