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Bill Mckibben

This global-warming luminary says enviros have less than a decade to make real change.

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Bill McKibben is so "green," he makes Kermit the Frog look like a poser. His warnings about global warming are so strident, he makes biblical prophets look like Bar Mitzvah-circuit DJs.McKibben, who l ...   More
Wednesday, October 11, 2006 Ian Demsky

Chris Coleman

Portland Center Stage's charismatic artistic director finally has the theater of his dreams. But can he make PCS worthy of the Armory?

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The completion of the Gerding Theater at the Armory is giving Portland Center Stage a wave of positive press in our town's front pages.The renovated $36.1 million Pearl District building certainly mer ...   More
Wednesday, October 4, 2006 BEN WATERHOUSE

Amy Schwartz Moretti

What does it say about Portland arts that the 30-year-old concertmaster of the Oregon Symphony is leaving for Georgia?

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Amy Schwartz Moretti shocked many Oregon Symphony lovers last week by announcing she's leaving her concertmaster job in January to direct a new string-training program in Macon, Ga.The news was surpri ...   More
Wednesday, September 27, 2006 Stephen Marc Beaudoin

John Stauber

Co-founder of the Center for Media and Democracy on the Iraq War, what Dick Cheney watches and turning off the TV.

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Almost 2,700 Americans have been killed in Iraq, and financial estimates are measured in the trillions for a conflict already longer than our country's fighting in World War II.According to London's I ...   More
Wednesday, September 20, 2006 Karla Starr

Thom Hartmann

The progressive talk show host talks about the middle class, credit cards and Clear Channel.

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Portland liberals know Thom Hartmann as their voice weekday mornings on Progressive Talk KPOJ, and as the host of a nationally syndicated show on 65 stations on Air America, progressives' response to ...   More
Wednesday, August 30, 2006 Karla Starr

Tom Leedham

Why a Portland union leader thinks he'll finally unseat Teamsters head Jimmy Hoffa Jr.

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From his base in an outer Northeast Portland union hall, Tom Leedham is campaigning one more time to head the Teamsters, America's largest private-sector union.His opponent: incumbent Jimmy Hoffa Jr., ...   More
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 Don Mcintosh

Ben Westlund

The newly ex-gubernatorial candidate's own words on why his boomlet fizzled.

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State Sen. Ben Westlund's independent campaign for governor couldn't even make it to Labor Day.The maverick ex-Republican who scared major-party strategists last spring ("Ben Westlund: All of the Abov ...   More
Wednesday, August 16, 2006 Henry Stern, Mark Zusman

Mary Starrett

Why the only woman running for governor despises abortion.

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One of the six candidates in the Oregon governor's race at least starts with some name familiarity among couch potatoes.Mary Starrett was on KATU for nearly 20 years, including a stint from 1985 to 19 ...   More
Wednesday, August 9, 2006 Jon Weatherford

Pat Hearn

Why Oregon's departing top ethics cop thinks there aren't more corruption cases in this state.

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You could hardly blame Pat Hearn for feeling outnumbered and unwanted.As director of Oregon's beleaguered Government Standards and Practices Commission for the past 15 years, Hearn has been the ethics ...   More
Wednesday, August 2, 2006 NIGEL JAQUISS

Andrew Mills

A freelance journalist in Beirut gives WW a glimpse into what's turned into his war assignment.

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Andrew Mills is a 26-year-old Toronto native and freelance journalist currently working for The Toronto Star in Beirut, Lebanon.He's also my former classmate at Columbia University Graduate School of ...   More
Wednesday, July 26, 2006 BETH SLOVIC
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