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Weed All About It

Will 2012 be the year Oregon finally adopts a reasonable marijuana policy?


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Oregonians love marijuana. Take a walk along Southeast Clinton Street some summer evening and you’ll get contact confirmation.  The most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, from    More
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Jail Birds

The fastest-growing group of inmates in Oregon: Women. A look inside Coffee Creek.


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The archetypal prisoner of the last century wore stripes and carried a ball and chain. In the early part of the 21st century, he wore an orange jumpsuit.  The typical 2012 inmate may instea   More
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Booze Wars

Grocers think they can finally break the state’s 80-year, nearly $500 million monopoly—but at what cost?


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Steve Pharo has something just outside his Milwaukie office door that Joe Gilliam wants—$70 million worth of vodka, whiskey, tequila and every other distilled spirit sold in Oregon. PHARO - IM   More
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Crazy Enough

Getting off, snorting up and wrestling with family demons—excerpts from Storm Large’s new memoir.


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Storm Large is calling from the Four Seasons in New York, where she is having lunch. “I’m looking at Martha Stewart, Tom Brokaw, Vernon Jordan,” she says. “I’m in a den of 1 percenters.    More
 
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 WW Staff

2011: The Costume Party

You didn’t need a funny outfit to make news this year, but it sure helped.


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All Images WW Photo IllustrationsDavid Wu’s tiger suit was the tip-off that 2011 was going to be a strange one. The year opened with a sitting congressman posing in a child’s orange-and-black    More
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Voodoo Child

Doughnut kingpin Tres Shannon wants to make the whole city his fun park.


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At 2:42 am, Tres Shannon decides we need to see if Occupy Portland has shut down the Port of Portland. It’s a Tuesday morning, 30 minutes after Shannon’s weekly set at Dante’s with his Kar   More
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 AARON MESH

NikeLeaks

Thanks to Julian Assange, we now know how Oregon’s top company fights corruption, counterfeiting and Croatian smugglers.


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Packed aboard buses and flatbed trucks, the workers rolled through the wide boulevards of the central business district of Indonesia’s capital toward the tall towers of the Jakarta Stock Excha   More
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 COREY PEIN

Renter’s Hell

Portlanders pay a steep price in the nation’s toughest rental market.


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The first place Lindsay Bozanich finally found to rent this year came with fingernail clippings in the bed.  They probably belonged to the former resident of her $800 Murphy bed-equipped    More
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Progress Without Pepper Spray

How a burger baron, four indie rockers, a bleeding-heart Muslim and a group of trash tour guides are fighting for the 99%.


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The air is hot and humid in the Portland Building’s dimly lit second-floor auditorium. A mix of flannel-clad twentysomethings, long-haired retirees and fussy neighborhood-watch types have filled   More
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Political Animals

A field guide to the six groups that will choose the next mayor.


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An L-shaped, linoleum-floored, union hall basement at Southeast 32nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard provided the perfect stage last week to show how power in Portland works.    It was ther   More
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS
 

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