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Brushed Aside

Two public schools in Portland find the city has cut them out of arts-tax money.


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Leah Maurer is a Portland mother of three, ages 3, 7 and 9. That means she knows a lot about teaching how to share. The city of Portland? Less so. Portland voters approved the city’s arts ta   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

Steaming Mad

A union boss’s criminal past and allegations of nepotism roil one of Oregon’s biggest labor groups.


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From its name, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 290 sounds like an old-fashioned, low-tech kind of labor union. Even its logo consists of pipes and valves. Yet the union’s 4,000 members per   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Top 10 Stories of 2014


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Yes, dear readers, there is an Easter Bunny. We’re exhausted from trying week after week to convince you climate change is real, city taxi regulations are written in blood and public docks o   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW Staff

Personnel Foul

Central Catholic questions its hiring practices as sexual misconduct allegations surface about another football coach.


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When it comes to football, Central Catholic High School has a lot to cheer about. The Rams—with a long tradition of winning—finished the season with 12 wins and just one loss while outscor   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

Bring the Noise

Young African-Americans are leading the Portland protests against police violence. But can they make a real difference?


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Glenn Waco had just shut down Pioneer Place. He marched 500 protesters into the downtown mall, pressed through groups of holiday shoppers and led them in a chant of “I can’t breathe! I can   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 AARON MESH

Hard Time Gets Harder

Oregon is cutting an effective program to help mothers in prison stay close to their kids.


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In 2008, Eva Guzman arrived at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, to begin a sentence for robbery. Eleven days later, she gave birth. “I had my daughter,” says Guzman, no   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

Medical Error

Moda’s president was caught cheating on a recertification exam for surgeons.


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\Moda Health made a big splash last year when it shelled out a reported $40 million for naming rights to the Portland Trail Blazers’ arena. The Moda Center, formerly the Rose Garden, is t   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

Don’t Be Dense

Portland’s apartment fights are headed for the suburbs. Next stop: West Linn.


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Portland’s clash over density from the condos and apartment blocks lining Southeast Division Street and North Williams Avenue is spilling into the suburbs. The next focal point: a stretch    More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 AARON MESH

Hotseat: Mike Fors

He put a Bitcoin ATM in Pioneer Place. Now he hopes people will see why they should use it.


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There’s an ATM at Pioneer Place that turns virtual money into cash you can hold in your hand. The machine allows you to buy Bitcoin—currency backed by no government and that exists only on   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Sugar Shackup

An effort to clean up a seedy corner in Cully could give millions to an alleged prostitution and money-laundering ring.


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The silhouette of a naked woman on the Sugar Shack sign still draws attention to the shuttered strip club and what was once a one-stop shopping center for sex. The triangle of land where Nor   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 GABRIELLA DUNN
 

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