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Rogue of the Week
True, trade unions sometimes flex too much muscle in Oregon with Democrats whose campaigns they underwrite. But when it comes to retaliatory union-busting by employers, our tolerance is even lower. Ba ...   More
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 WW Editorial Staff

Steve Blake and Ike Diogu

Two Blazers blow a layup.

Rogue of the Week
We thought the all-time low for athletic idiocy in an election came with former Boston Celtic Cedric “Cornbread” Maxwell. The now-retired Maxwell, who is African-American, was asked years ...   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 WW Editorial Staff

Oregon Public Utility Commission

A little transparency, please.

Rogue of the Week
The Oregon Public Utility Commission has Roguishly forgotten to whom it reports—customers who have no choice but to pay monopoly utilities’ monthly bills. A little background behind our re ...   More
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 WW Editorial Staff


Clean up this eyesore.

Rogue of the Week
The building across from Joe Sanderson’s home in North Portland is an eyesore. The yard is overgrown with weeds, graffiti tags mar the walls, and grocery carts dot the yard. Sanderson, a 44-year ...   More
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 WW Editorial Staff

Cynthia Harris

There’s wrong. Then there’s Army wrong.

Rogue of the Week
Homecoming. It’s the stuff of poufy dresses, awkward dates and football games in front of roaring alumni. But at Jefferson High School’s homecoming game last Friday, Oct. 3, when the Democ ...   More
Wednesday, October 8, 2008 WW Editorial Staff

You Can’t Spell “Obsession” Without The O.

A new way to spark reader interest: Distribute a DVD that PO’s subscribers.

Rogue of the Week
In a very busy news week—from the first presidential debate to Wall Street’s meltdown—The Oregonian made its own headlines by inserting a DVD in its Sunday editions that managed to t ...   More
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 Katie Gilbert

Multnomah County Assessment & Taxation

Squeezing blood from a cucumber.

Rogue of the Week
Anthony Fazio owns what he figures is one of the last large working farms within Portland city limits, raising pickling cucumbers and wheat on 60 acres near the Columbia Edgewater Country Club. The bu ...   More
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 WW Editorial Staff

David Powell

Rogue of the Week
Journalists “shall have the following rights—(a) to enquire, gather, receive and disseminate information; (b) to visit public bodies,” etc. However, “no journalist shall exerci ...   More
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 WW Editorial Staff

John Nelsen

Truth in advertising?

Rogue of the Week
Republican John Nelsen’s new TV ad in House District 49 warns voters in the east Multnomah County district that Democratic opponent Nick Kahl plays in a band called “Chopslaughter” a ...   More
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 WW Editorial Staff

Mayor Tom Potter

Fool me twice.

Rogue of the Week
The hysteria over last year’s Homeland Security drills was silly (see “Dear Diary,” WW, Oct. 24, 2007). But last week’s Navy SEAL exercises, which had helicopters buzzing over ...   More
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 WW Editorial Staff
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