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These are the images cartoonists and others at Charlie Hebdo died to publish. The French satirical weekly had for three decades poked a finger in the eye of the powerful and the pious with sca   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 AARON MESH

Double Dip

Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes used a taxpayer-funded trip to Seattle to work for her private consulting clients.


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Gov. John Kitzhaber probably never imagined he would be heading into a historic fourth term as Oregon chief executive with a major daily newspaper calling for a criminal investigation into the actio   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Into the Weeds

Oregon can avoid the bad trips other states took on legal pot.


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Ann Lininger has a lot of reading to inhale. After only a year in the Oregon House, Lininger, a Lake Oswego Democrat, heads into a new legislative session Jan. 12 with a doozy of an assignment:    More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 AARON MESH

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
 

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