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American Laser Centers (Beaverton)

Hair today, gone tomorrow.

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Last June, the American Laser Centers clinic in Beaverton closed, leaving many of its patients out thousands of dollars for hair removal procedures they never received. The Rogue Desk understands this ...   More
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Archdiocese Of Portland

Defunding the homeless.

Rogue of the Week
The Rogue Desk understands that charitable donors don’t have to fund their opponents. Nonetheless, we’re anointing the Archdiocese of Portland this week’s Rogue for refusing help to ...   More
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Margaret Doherty

Spending other people’s money.

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State Rep. Margaret Doherty (D-Tigard) is relatively new to Salem. She replaced former Rep. Larry Galizio in House District 35 just one year ago after Galizio left his post for the top job at Clatsop ...   More
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Vivian Orlen

Grant money that’s not free.

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In an Aug. 28 profile of Grant High School’s new principal, Vivian Orlen, The Oregonian described the principal’s recent decision to reconfigure Grant High’s main office as a “ ...   More
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Wong’s King Seafood Restaurant

No Soup for You!

Rogue of the Week
Wong’s King Seafood Restaurant typically wins big accolades for being Portland’s pinnacle of Chinese cuisine. Four years ago, Portland Monthly magazine surveyed the foodie zeitgeist and na ...   More
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Home Depot

Sinking to new lows In a recession.

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The recession has left Oregon among the 10 states with the worst unemployment rates—the latest numbers released Aug. 17 put Oregon’s July rate at 10.6 percent. And with us already starting ...   More
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts Of America

No Scout’s Honor.

Rogue of the Week
This week, an estimated 35,000 Boy Scouts descend on rural Virginia for the 2010 National Scout Jamboree—a convention celebrating the Scouts’ 100th anniversary. Make that 34,999. Missing f ...   More
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

Buzzkill for home-brewers and amateur winemakers.

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Next month, the Oregon State Fair ignites Salem for the 148th year, transforming the fairgrounds into what organizers call Oregon’s second largest “city.” But two recent traditions ...   More
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 WW Editorial Staff


Shoddy internet, shoddier service.

Rogue of the Week
Many of the estimated 45,000 Portlanders who have signed up for wireless Internet since last year from Clear are already aware of the company’s sporadic signal strength and unpredictable downloa ...   More
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Trump Entrepreneur Initiative

The Donald can’t duck unhappy customers.

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Donald Trump smiles from the home page of his “university’s” website and promises to make you into a real-estate tycoon in three days. But two Oregonians who paid thousands for that ...   More
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 WW Editorial Staff
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