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Lisa Grove

Portland's top pollster tells what's wrong with her fellow Dems and what's up with that tattoo on her left shoulder.

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Ask Portland pollster Lisa Grove to describe her job and she'll tell you it's like being "the head chess player" in a campaign.Extend her simile and it's as if Grove has been playing speed chess for a ...   More
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 Shannon Green

Ann Nice

Departing head of Portland teachers' union paints a pretty gloomy picture.

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Ann Nice's 35-year-plus teaching career ramped into overdrive the past four years when she became the public face for the Portland Association of Teachers.During her time as president of the 4,000-per ...   More
Wednesday, March 8, 2006 Ian Demsky

Bill Hoefel

How this man runs the state's only women's prison.

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Since the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility for women opened in Wilsonville in 2002, the population for Oregon's only female prison has nearly doubled to just over 1,000 inmates this year. Correction ...   More
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 Angela Valdez

Fred Fox

An ex-soldier tells all about being gay in a "don't ask, don't tell" Army.

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Fred Fox is poised to embark on his first piece of activism.Fox, a 33-year-old gay man who left the Army in 2004 as a staff sergeant, has joined a national movement to reignite the debate about the mi ...   More
Wednesday, February 8, 2006 Toby Van Fleet

Brenna Bell

Raising questions (instead of chickens) with the president of Try/On Life farm.

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Since 2003, Brenna Bell has lived in a small apartment in a 1940s-era house at the Try/On Life Community Farm in Southwest Portland.More recently, Bell and the other 16 adult residents of the farm, a ...   More
Wednesday, January 25, 2006 Emily Cooper

Laura Brown

Life in Dignity Village through the eyes of one longtime resident.

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Five years after its informal start under the Fremont Bridge, Dignity Village has transformed into a self-governing community now negotiating a formal lease with the city for space through at least 20 ...   More
Wednesday, January 11, 2006 Julie Sabatier

Robert Greenwald

Into the limelight with the man who made Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price.

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Despite a four-decade film career, a Peabody Award for the TV movie Sharing the Secret, and 25 Emmys, you might not know about director Robert Greenwald.Greenwald's documentaries—among them, 200 ...   More
Wednesday, January 4, 2006 Karla Starr

Jensine Larsen

The founder of a Portland-based mag for oppressed women and kids is PDO (pretty damn optimistic) about the world.

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Jensine Larsen, founder of the Portland-based international women's magazine World Pulse, smiled while talking about the global AIDS crisis, last year's tsunami and Sudan's civil war. In fact, the 31- ...   More
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 Adrian Chen

Amanda Fritz

The long trip of Portland's first council candidate to get public cash.

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Old-time wisdom says education takes you places and that travel broadens the mind, but those bromides don't quite account for Amanda Fritz's path to Portland politics.Born in Yorkshire, England, Fritz ...   More
Wednesday, December 7, 2005 Zach Dundas

Alejandro Salazar

From North Portland's bluff to Down Under's bikini zone—amazing how far you can get just kicking a ball.

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Life is full of choices that will just drive you insane.For instance: Do you finish your full-ride scholarship at a respected—but very, very low-key—Catholic university in North Portland, ...   More
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 Zach Dundas
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