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Jackpots won, crackpots exposed

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WINNERSFueling yard sales for generations to come, Swedish furniture giant Ikea will open its first Oregon store in 2007. That means a much-needed boost to the long-dead CascadeStation development nea ...   More
Wednesday, October 26, 2005 WW Editorial Staff

Many happy returns.

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WINNERSLaid-off school custodians did a jig last week when the Oregon Supreme Court ruled the Portland School Board should not have replaced them in 2002 with non-union contractors. Still undetermined ...   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 WW Editorial Staff

A golf prodigy, a governor used-to-be and much, much more.

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WINNERSMichelle Wie and Nike both struck it rich, inking a multimillion-dollar endorsement deal to dress the golf prodigy, who turned 16 yesterday, in all things Swoosh. Nike's skin-games bet: that it ...   More
Wednesday, October 12, 2005 WW Editorial Staff

Drunk gamblers, sex-show fans... and salmon, of course.

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WINNERSIn the Oregon's gambling industry's sprint to the bottom, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla will now serve alcohol at their Wildhorse Casino. The house of chance becomes the only watering ...   More
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 WW Editorial Staff

Kitzhaber Komeback? Plus: 'Burb blobs, a dead blog, and more.

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WINNERSHave you tried MexiMeth™? According to an Oregonian report, speed from South of the Border is stronger! Cheaper! And more plentiful! And here you've been lining up for Sudafed.Oregon's an ...   More
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 WW Editorial Staff

Timbers chopped, Red Cross props, moon rocks and more.

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WINNERSFinished? Think again, bro! Portland's City Council's struggle to control Portland General Electric is far from over. Rebuffed in efforts to buy the power company from bankrupt Enron, the Counc ...   More
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 WW Editorial Staff

Campus love slapped! Gay play banned!

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WINNERSFEMA might be clueless (see Rogue of the Week, page 8), but North Portland pastor Mary Overstreet showed the feds how to get it together in Katrina's wake. Overstreet's one-woman relief program ...   More
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 WW Editorial Staff

If you don't read it, the hurricanes have already won.

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WINNERSOregon corporations, which already contribute less than 10 percent of the state's taxes, got a nice Labor Day gift. The state's loony "kicker" law means businesses will get back $101 million of ...   More
Wednesday, September 7, 2005 WW Editorial Staff

Fat, bats and rats! (OK, rodents.)

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WINNERSThe whole nation is getting fatter-except Oregon! That, at least, is what a nonprofit recently claimed. Of course, we'd already-ahem-made our gains, establishing a comfortable, double-wide bert ...   More
Wednesday, August 31, 2005 WW Editorial Staff

Your news barometer.

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WINNERSTomorrow's forecast: sunny with a chance of wi-fi clouds. Portland's wireless advocates got a boost last week when Intel named the city one of 13 "digital communities" worldwide and promised it ...   More
Wednesday, August 24, 2005 WW Editorial Staff
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