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Winona Laduke

The Green activist takes on wild rice and the White House.

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With a decades-long history nationally of activism and altruism, former Green Party vice presidential candidate Winona LaDuke may seem very distant from the rest of us.But the back story for the 47-ye ...   More
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 Karla Starr

Bill Scott

WW asks Flexcar's exec if the end of a city subsidy puts Portland carsharing in reverse.

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Bill Scott, Flexcar's director of operations in Portland, is ticked off.He's mad because the City Council unanimously voted last month to impose a new charge on Scott's carsharing company. For the fir ...   More
Wednesday, July 5, 2006 Josh Silverman

Chris Agnello

The new Timbers GM and coach kicks it on whether soccer will ever be more than a mainstream afterthought.

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Portland Timbers management brought Chris Agnello to town to make their minor-league soccer team work.Agnello, hired in December 2005 as the Timbers' coach and general manager, has achieved that goal ...   More
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 Paul Gerald

Rosie Sizer

Acting police chief unholsters her thoughts on the past two months.

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Acting Police Chief Rosie Sizer arrived in WW's office last week without an entourage, a move basically unheard-of among the public figures who submit to our gauntlet of questioning.Mayor Tom Potter a ...   More
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 Angela Valdez

Carnival People

Wading into the Rose Fest's waterfront spectacular.

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WW ventured to the Rose Festival's Waterfront Village this weekend in search of the elusive "carny." We hoped to learn more about carnies' mysterious lives, their customs—about life on the road ...   More
Wednesday, June 7, 2006 Jonathan Weatherford

Eddie Parente

A Portland musician's adventures within the "Axis of Evil."

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Local violinist Eddie Parente recently had a rare experience for an American: a 10-day trip to North Korea. Parente, a 50-year-old jazz and folk fiddler who has performed in Portland for more than two ...   More
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 BEN WATERHOUSE

Eric Schlosser

Fast Food Nation author returns to Portland May 15 with the kid-sized Chew on This.

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Bestselling author Eric Schlosser is no stranger to success.His father was once the chairman of NBC. And the 46-year-old native New Yorker was educated at Princeton and Oxford. But he hit failure when ...   More
Wednesday, May 10, 2006 Karla Starr

David Rogoway

A longtime jeweler bails out of downtown, blaming pols, panhandlers and pavement-ripping.

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Local jeweler and regular City Hall-basher David Rogoway says he can predict the future of downtown Portland, and it isn't pretty.Rogoway, the fourth generation in a family business that goes back to ...   More
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 BEN WATERHOUSE

Gore Vidal

The social critic and legend's cranky thoughts on public life, the media and fame.

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Interviewing iconic author and political activist Gore Vidal, as likely a candidate as this country has for royalty, is like pulling teeth from a toothless man.At age 80, after writing The City and th ...   More
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 Karla Starr

Markos Moulitsas Zúniga and Jerome Armstrong

WW catches up with two prominent lefty bloggers during their visit to Portland.

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National political blogging pioneers Markos Moulitsas Zúniga (www.dailykos.com) and Jerome Armstrong (www.mydd.com) were in town last week to promote their new book, Crashing the Gate, which co ...   More
Wednesday, April 12, 2006 Jeff Alworth
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