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Seeking Redemption

Neighbors of a proposed West Burnside site for bottle and can returns pop their tops.


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Every day, Rob Wolters sees a lot of the raw city life outside his condo at West Burnside Street and Southwest 18th Avenue that he says makes it interesting to live downtown: homeless people sleep   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 SAMI EDGE

Science and Industry

OMSI eyes becoming a real-estate developer. Its neighbors fear a Pearl District 2.0.


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For more than half a century, School Specialty Co. of Oregon has operated behind green loading docks at Southeast Taylor Street and 3rd Avenue, making cheerleader pompoms.    More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 AARON MESH

When Darkness Falls

The city is considering a new permit as a hammer over problematic late-night businesses.


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For years, the city of Portland and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission have worked as uneasy partners in law enforcement, playing a game of “good cop, bad cop” with bars they identify as p   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 REBECCA TURLEY

Small Comfort

A housing advocate calls for creating neighborhoods of tiny houses to address homelessness.


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Michael Withey recalls how Occupy Portland’s takeover of two downtown parks nearly three years ago was itself overrun by hundreds of homeless people. Withey came to believe that the homeless   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 CAMBRIA ROTH

Magical Mystery Tower

Where’s the evidence Rod Underhill said he had that compelled Lisa Roberts to confess to strangling her girlfriend?


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Lisa Marie Roberts never wanted to admit killing Jerri Lee Williams. She was innocent, she always maintained, right up to the end when she pleaded guilty to strangling Williams, her girlfriend,    More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 KATE WILLSON

For White Men Only

Mayor Charlie Hales is hiring outside help to teach diversity to white male managers.


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Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is hiring an outside consultant to host a diversity seminar—for white men only. When Hales ran for mayor in 2012, he questioned whether Portland needed an Office of    More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 AARON MESH

Coal-Line Stand

Gov. Kitzhaber’s growing opposition to coal dovetails with federal policy and divestment activism.


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For Gov. John Kitzhaber right now, coal is king. The debate over coal is heating up just as Kitzhaber needs an issue to energize his so-far lackluster campaign for an unprecedented fourth term a   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Piling On

Pearl District residents get some sympathy—but no action—about the pounding next door.


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Patrice Hanson once had a quiet morning ritual: breathing exercises, reading inspirational books, meditation and then some tai chi. But today if Hanson breathes in BANG! or tries to study a BANG   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 CAMBRIA ROTH

A Fortune Felled

A decade of deception against a local Timber heir is the largest “sweetheart” scam investigators say they’ve seen.


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Ralph Raines Jr. led a fantasy life. At 66, the heir to a third-generation Washington County logging company had once faced the prospect of a lonely existence. He was without close family and, a   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Back to the Garden

Multnomah County’s farmer tends the fields as his job is targeted for cropping.


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Jerry Hunter wants to get rid of the rabbits.  They come in waves at the Multnomah County CROPS Farm, across from McMenamins Edgefield, to gnaw the tops of the broccoli, carrots and cabbage   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 CAMBRIA ROTH
 

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