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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

Drawn Out

2010 in comics.

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View the slide show in full screen for best effect! ...   More
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 ILLUSTRATED BY JOHN ISAACSON

The True Meaning of Christmas

Holiday tales about a monk, drunks and a megastore flunky.

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OK, so maybe it’s not such a wonderful life. You’re broke and don’t feel like holiday shopping, even for a refrigerator magnet. You hate the whole season as one more contrived reason ...   More
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 WW Staff


Randy Leonard isn’t the only problem facing Portland’s food carts.

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Gregg Abbott is perched over his Samsung Android at a wooden picnic table outside his Whiffies Fried Pies truck, parked in a vacant Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard lot called Cartopia. It’s a Mond ...   More
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 AARON MESH

Duck Tales

Take a trip inside an Oregon football fan’s troubled mind.

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Photos By Rachelle HacmacHere’s a guess: You’ve got a passion, an obsession that gets your heart pounding and lets you endure the humdrum of work, home, sleep, work, home, sleep. Maybe it& ...   More
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 HENRY STERN

Sext Crimes

Oregon has a name for teens who take dirty photos with their cell phones: Child Pornographer.

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NEW PORNOGRAPHER?: Antjuanece Brown in custody. IMAGE: vivianjohnson.comJolene Jenkins was 16 when she first met Antjuanece Brown. The two ate pizza, watched a movie and messed around looking at YouTu ...   More
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Green Giant

How much is sustainability worth? Try $65 million in public money.

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IMAGE: Courtesy of GBD Architects and SERA ArchitectsIn a state that grows sturgeon 10 feet long and Douglas firs taller than 300 feet, large, natural wonders are nothing new. But if a starry-eyed and ...   More
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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