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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

Your Teacher Is F’d

The Oregon Education Association gave Kitzhaber more than a million bucks, and now he’s giving it pay cuts and pink slips.

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Someday soon, Gov. John Kitzhaber will sit across a conference table from Richard Sanders, the little-known man    More
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Plastic Crusader

Can Stiv Wilson ban the bag in Oregon?

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The most significant Oregon environmentalist of the moment was once arrested on more than 100 counts of petty theft. When Stiv Wilson was a sophomore at the University of Montana, he and his friend   More
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Children Of A Higher God

The members of the Santo Daime church fought for the right to drink hallucinogenic tea. And they’re serving it to kids.

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Three times a month, the 39 members of the Church of the Divine Rose gather in a Portland VFW Hall at Southeast 9th    More
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 NANCY ROMMELMANN, AARON MESH

Strange Wu

Why did Congressman David Wu think staffers “threatened to shut down his campaign”?

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Rep. David Wu says spasms of severe neck pain caused him to seek painkillers from a donor in a pre-election episode one week before he won re-election Nov. 2. The Oregon Democrat now acknowledges t   More
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Sum Of Sam

We ask Mayor Sam Adams about his political future, marijuana, cop shootings, leaf fees, the crappy economy, bikes and media coverage of him. We also ask whatever happened to “Mike and Jean.” He wasn’t happy about that last question.

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This Friday, Feb. 18, Mayor Sam Adams    More
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 HENRY STERN

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