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A tale of two senators (who aren't named Barack or Hillary).


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WINNERSIt may be his latest "Ron Quixote" move, but give U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) credit for taking a crack at reforming the disaster that is health care. Wyden, who's also pushing uphill on a maj ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 WW Editorial Staff

The report from the Little Beirut Study Group.


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WINNERSU.S. Sen. Gordon Smith was for the war before he was against it. But the Oregon Republican's reversal last week at least provides him a shred of cover when he faces his war-weary constituents f ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 WW Editorial Staff

Union dues and fur-lover blues.


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WINNERSHard not to be a winner when you get a $2 million settlement from the feds like lawyer Brandon Mayfield. But from the "wish-we'd-said-it-first" department, Jack Bog's Blog (bojack.org) also poi ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 WW Editorial Staff

Thanksgiving's after-effects: too much football and rain.


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WINNERSChristmas came early for Oregon Democrats, who learned last week they will have an extra $245 million to spend when they take control of both legislative houses next year. As with all holiday c ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 29, 2006 WW Editorial Staff

Some roads are harder than others.


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WINNERSNo more "sweet deal" jokes about Multnomah County Commissioner Maria Rojo de Steffey. The state ethics commission last week cleared the commish of conflict-of-interest allegations (see "Sweethe ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 22, 2006 WW Editorial Staff

You don't need a TV weatherman to know how fast the wind blows.


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WINNERSSince Oregon voters last week rejected term limits for legislators, Portland Mayor Tom Potter can stop his flop sweat. Why? Because Portland Democrats like House Speaker-to-be Jeff Merkley and ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 15, 2006 WW Editorial Staff

Separating frisky sheep from clothes horses.


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WINNERSGay sheep have someone behind them. And, no, it's not a ram or a lonely farmer. Last week, tennis great Martina Navratilova asked the presidents of OHSU and OSU to stop their universities' expe ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 8, 2006 WW Editorial Staff

We're high on fumes and low on ethics.


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WINNERSSmug warning: Portland bus riders will barely be able to contain their self-satisfaction, knowing they're not only keeping cars off the road, but also supporting biodiesel. TriMet switched Mond ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 WW Editorial Staff

One small step for the working poor, one giant leap for The Oregonian's editorial board.


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WINNERSHot damn for paintings gathering dust in our closet! Goodwill Industries of the Columbia-Willamette raked in $165,000 for a donated watercolor it put online for auction (bids started at $10) wh ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 25, 2006 WW Editorial Staff

Hot endorsements, cool revenge.


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WINNERSDid you get the memo? Sunday was opposite day in Portland, apparently. Even though The Oregonian disagrees with Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron Saxton on key ballot measures and other ma ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 WW Editorial Staff
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