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Ann Rule’s Last Case

The death of the true-crime author leaves a Washington defamation suit in limbo.

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Ann Rule was unwell. The 83-year-old true-crime author was confined to a wheelchair, feeling dizzy, suffering from a bladder infection, and having heart problems. But another thing also bothered her.    More
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 EMILY VOLPERT

Chain Reaction

Multnomah County continues shackling juvenile defendants—even as observers recoil.

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Across Oregon—including in Portland—law enforcement officials routinely shackle juveniles accused of offenses, even misdemeanors, without first proving the need.   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Temple of Zoom

Dave Sanders wants his clinics to provide insurance. The state said the policies cost too little.

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“Cellular immortality coaching?” asks a large billboard on the east side of the Willamette River. That’s all the blue and white sign says, other than the name of the company that purchased it, Z   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 CLAIRE HOLLEY

Fat Tire Fight

Mountain bikers and neighbors again face off over forest trails—this time near Forest Park.

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On Christmas Eve, three days after she and her family moved to their home in the hills northwest of Portland, Lindsey Laughlin saw the elk herd. It’s become a ritual. She wakes up at about 6:30 ev   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 HART HORNOR

Deal With It

Oregon wants to crush black-market weed sales. But business is smoking.

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Austin has been out of weed for four days. It’s Sunday evening, and today he’s gotten 14 calls from customers looking for bud. “You got tree, bro?” they ask. The drought ends with a call from    More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 EMILY VOLPERT

The Naked Gun

A woman visiting Portland says a cop came to her hotel room to follow up on her case—and took off his clothes.

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A Portland Police Bureau officer is under investigation after a woman visiting from Las Vegas said he arrived at her Pearl District hotel room to follow up on her domestic assault complaint, stripped    More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 AARON MESH

My Airborne Toxic Event

I wanted to know which industrial chemicals my family is exposed to every day. Am I sorry that I asked?

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Like many scary stories, this one begins with a seemingly innocuous gift.  Nurses at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital sent my family home with a small care package—diapers, a tiny yellow comb a   More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Tuition: Impossible

A program to offer free community college doesn’t have everyone cheering.

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Oregon’s high school graduates recently got a huge gift, courtesy of state lawmakers: free college. That’s the pitch to more than 10,000 prospective community college students. The last-minute b   More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 CLAIRE HOLLEY, HART HORNOR

Bean Counting

Prosecutors say Portland developer Terry Bean is trying to buy his way out of sex-abuse charges.

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Prosecutors say Portland real-estate developer and Democratic Party activist Terry Bean is trying to “purchase an escape” from criminal sex-abuse charges by paying off a teenage boy, his alleged v   More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 AARON MESH

Shop the Presses

The Oregonian is selling its printing press—and advancing deeper into the web.

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For more than a century, the daily rumble of its downtown printing presses and the roar of its delivery trucks signaled the news rolling out of The Oregonian. But on June 30, a huge omen for the new   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 AARON MESH
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