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Trash Cop

Bobby Heaukulani is the only detective in the nation investigating illegal dumps.

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Growing up on Army bases in the South, Bobby Heaukulani’s favorite TV show was Hill Street Blues. He liked to play with BB guns. When asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he always said polic   More
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

The Good, the Bad and the Awful

Our ranking of Portland-area lawmakers.

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Reader Beware: What follows is mostly gossip and opinion. Since 1977, WW has surveyed Salem lobbyists, state Capitol staffers and political journalists to get their views    More
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Tech Wizards of the Silicon Forest

The aggressive dork CEOs spearheading Portland’s startup scene.

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Luke Kanies believes he’s found the solution to Portland’s economic woes. Strike that: Luke Kanies believes he is the solution. “Two years ago, when I moved to town, people were like, ‘Oh,    More
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 AARON MESH

A Bridge Too False

Turns out most of the case for the $3.6 billion Columbia River Crossing Isn’t true.

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If anyone should love the idea of creating jobs and boosting the Oregon economy, it’s Katie Eyre Brewer.  Eyre Brewer is a freshman Republican representative from Hillsboro, as well as a form   More
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Dirt Roads, Dead Ends

Portland has 59 miles of unpaved streets. Guess who promised to fix them.

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Last week, Mayor Sam Adams provided reporters a peek at his proposed city budget, which is set for a City Council vote on June 16. The mayor points with pride    More
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Best New Band 2011

The 10 local acts Portland’s music insiders are talking about (and listening to).

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Quick! Name your 350 favorite Portland bands. Yeah, it’s kind of a tough one. But that number represents the shared wisdom of the 161 local music experts   More
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

Schools Of Salmon Got Your Money. Why Not Schools For Kids?

Our election picks for school boards and the money measures.

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Call up your best Tina Fey voice, and say it together: Really? In the depths of a recession   More
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

9 Things The Rich Don't Want You To Know About Taxes

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For three decades we have conducted a massive economic experiment   More
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 DAVID CAY JOHNSTON

Drip City

Everything old is new again in Portland’s coffee scene.

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Why is Portland, of all places, the capital of American coffee culture? There’s no overt explanation why a city celebrated for its slacker attitude also devotes so much energy to the roasting and    More
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE, RUTH BROWN

The Truth Has Set Her Free

What Oregon’s “Resident Contrarian” says about politics, race and battling depression: An excerpt from Avel Gordly’s memoir.

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As the first African-American woman elected to the Oregon Senate, Avel Gordly has a unique perspective on politics   More
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 HENRY STERN

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