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Invasion of the Transplants

New Portlanders talk about what they love and hate about the city.


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“When you erect the fence to keep Californians out, can I have a special dispensation pass?" Comedian Greg Proops looked so painfully Californian as he asked a Portland audience that question   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 AMY MILLER

Project Censored

Ocean acidification, torture by U.S. allies and the other top stories ignored by the mainstream media.


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Our oceans are acidifying—even if the nightly news hasn’t told you yet. As humanity continues to fill the atmosphere with harmful gases, the planet is becoming less hospitable to life as t   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 JOE FITZGERALD RODRIGUEZ

The Animal Lawyer

In Oregon, animals are people, too. Meet the prosecutor who protects them.


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For decades, William Holdner raised cattle west of Portland in Columbia County—as many as 2,000 at a time. But in 2012, he let his cows starve. In a four-month period, records show, Holdne   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

The Funniest Five 2014

Portland’s best standup comics, as chosen by their peers.


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Where my ladies at? Not in this year’s Funniest 5. When votes started rolling in for the Funniest 5—our annual poll of Portland’s standup community to determine this city’s best come   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Saki’s Big Bet

The city says Saki Tzantarmas is holding his East Portland neighborhood hostage.


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Saki Tzantarmas turns on the lights in the kingdom he built, leans against a table, and starts to cry. The ultraviolet fluorescent beams illuminate an expansive banquet hall he’s named the P   More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 AARON MESH

40 Years In 40 Days

Moments that made Portland.


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Portland was a very different place in 1974. Pioneer Courthouse Square was a parking lot, hookers prowled the South Park Blocks, and storefronts stood deserted as shoppers flocked to swanky new    More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 WW Staff

The Howling

The return of wolves stirs up old hostilities between rural and urban Oregonians.


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In March, Rob Klavins and his wife, Emily, picked up their life in Southwest Portland and moved to Enterprise, a town with 1,888 people and zero stoplights in the northeastern corner of Oregon. Ro   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 JORDAN GREEN

One Thing We Can All Agree On.

Willamette Week’s 2014 Voters’ Guide


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Voter’s Guide 2014: Kind of BlueWhat’s a free-thinking voter to do in a one-party state?At the start of every election season, we always get our hopes up for at least one good campaign. It doe   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 WW Staff

First Lady Inc.

Cylvia Hayes has two careers. She pursues both out of the governor’s office.


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Cylvia Hayes may be the most influential first lady in Oregon history. Since Gov. John Kitzhaber took office in January 2011, Hayes, 47, has played a central role in his administration. She ke   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Driving Her Loco

Cynthia Kendoll runs a group that some say is fueled by racism. She’s also about to score a major political victory in Oregon.


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Cynthia Kendoll has issues with her neighbors. The people next door to her Salem home trim their bushes with machetes. They have turned their garage into a dormitory and unlicensed day care wi   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 AARON MESH
 

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