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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

Elizabeth Lynn Dunham: May 12, 1961-Jan. 16, 2011

More Than a Victim.

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On Jan. 23, The Sunday Oregonian published an obituary for Elizabeth Dunham, who had died a week earlier at 49.  Nothing in the five-paragraph obit indicated that when she died, Dunham   More
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Hiding In America

For a child of illegal immigrants, life remains in the shadows.

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In some ways, Cecilia Gomez lives the American dream. In her early 20s, she’s risen to the ranks of manager at her job. She has the material trappings of a middle-class life: a car, a house, a cell   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Weed, The People

Meet the Oregonians driving the marijuana marketplace.

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Photographs by LeahNash.comAfter two years of being unemployed, Kat Cambron recently borrowed $15,000 from her family, friends and credit cards and invested in marijuana. An irrepressibly cheerful ex- ...   More
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Goodbye, Guv

Ted Kulongoski’s take on what’s wrong with unions, higher ed and Oregon business. He also discusses his need to buy a toilet brush.

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Nearly 40 years after he entered public office, the man with the most diverse résumé in recent Oregon political history is done. And with his public career complete, the often-reticent ...   More
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 Nigel Jaquiss, Mark Zusman

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