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Rogue Of The Week: Rep. Peter Buckley

A lawmaker who says one thing, then does another.

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No lawmaker has fought harder for increased school funding than state Rep. Peter Buckley (D-Ashland). As co-chairman of the Joint Ways and Means Committee, Buckley is the House Democrats’ budget    More
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Rogue Of The Week: Senate Health Care Reform Subcommittee

The panel compromises health reform to death.

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When President Obama and Congressional Democrats caved last year and passed a health reform bill without a public option, the best hope left for reining in runaway healthcare costs fell to state-run   More
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Rogue Of The Week: Metro

Can Packy get more room in time to celebrate his 50th birthday?

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Even as Portlanders wished Packy, the Oregon Zoo’s largest inmate, a happy 49th birthday April 15, we here at the Rogue Desk joined many fans   More
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Rogue Of The Week: HAND

A neighborhood association that gave a neighbor the finger.

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The European white birch tree is highly susceptible to a destructive beetle whose presence in Portland since 2003 has threatened the city’s birch population. But that doesn’t seem to matter to    More
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Rogue Of The Week: The Japanese Government

A public-information meltdown.

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The Rogue Desk doesn’t have a heart of stone. Our profound good wishes go out to the people of Japan as they mourn the deaths of at least 9,000    More
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Rogue Of The Week: Rep. Tim Freeman

No yee-haws for this yahoo.

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On his website, state Rep. Tim Freeman (R-Roseburg) says “reducing state spending and improving government efficiency and accountability” are top priorities. Noble goals as the 2011 Legislature h   More
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Rogue Of The Week: U.S. Patent And Trademark Office

A Rogue by any name.

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When bass player Simon Tam decided to form an Asian-American rock band in 2005, he had the group’s name ready: the Slants. Tam, who says    More
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Rogue Of The Week: “50s Bikeway” Haters

Seeing problems where there aren’t any.

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About 150 Portlanders filled a gym last week in the Woodstock neighborhood to hear city officials pitch a new 4 1/2-mile bike route going through the neighborhood. The Rogue Desk notes the locatio   More
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

David Perlman

Sheesh: Screwing over people planning their funerals.

Rogue of the Week
David Perlman is what the funeral industry calls a “pre-need salesman.”That euphemism may obscure Perlman’s work selling something all of us will need someday—burial plots, cemetery furniture and funeral services.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Alameda Parents

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Portland Public Schools this May will ask district residents—most of whom do not have schoolchildren—to support a $548 million bond to upgrade aging schools. The district may also ask taxp ...   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 WW Editorial Staff
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