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Wilma Mankiller

Ex-Cherokee Chief, and current UO law professor, sounds off about how U.S. society judges tribes.

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Wilma Mankiller muses that perhaps her last name is why she gets so much attention.But it's more than a name that earned Mankiller a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998 and a Woman of the Year award ...   More
Wednesday, November 23, 2005 Emily Cooper

Nate McMillan

New Trail Blazers coach learning just how hard rebuilding this team and its reputation will be.

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With the Trail Blazers off to a 2-3 start heading into tonight's home game against Chicago and attendance hitting rock-bottom at the Rose Garden, it certainly looks as if the Blazers are on their way ...   More
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 Cliff Pfenning

Barry Lynn

Where the dividing lines lie for a national advocate of church-state separation.

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Barry Lynn, head of a national organization fighting to keep the separation between church and state, is no God-hater. In fact, the 57-year-old executive director of Americans United is an ordained mi ...   More
Wednesday, November 2, 2005 Leah Sottile

Heywood Sanders

Convention Center critic dumps on Portland's plans for a $140 million convention hotel.

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The Portland Development Commission is scheduled to select a developer today for the long-discussed $140 million Convention Center headquarters hotel in inner Northeast.But while PDC executive directo ...   More
Wednesday, October 26, 2005 NIGEL JAQUISS

Marie Wachlin

Portland prof instructs public-school teachers how to teach the Bible in class.

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For Marie Wachlin, it's clear that knowing the Bible gives public-school students an edge in class.Wachlin, a 63-year-old adjunct professor at Concordia University's College of Education, bases her be ...   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Leah Sottile

Joseph Wilson

Ex-ambassador turned Bush critic says the debate over Iraq has been lost in the back-and-forth over him.

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On July 6, 2003, Joseph Wilson transformed himself from low-profile Beltway insider to leading critic of President George W. Bush's foreign policy.That was the day Wilson, a retired former ambassador ...   More
Wednesday, October 12, 2005 NIGEL JAQUISS

Pamela Freedman

Portland renter frustrated but wiser after two condo conversions in the past decade.

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Pamela Freedman is a transplanted 36-year-old Portlander who's rented in Northwest for the past decade. Since moving here from Arizona, where she completed her MBA, Freedman has been evicted twice-thi ...   More
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 Toby Van Fleet

Jonathan Kozol

Noted education author riffing on "apartheid" education in U.S.

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For 40 years, Jonathan Kozol has written passionately about inner-city schools and students. In Kozol's latest book, The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America, he blas ...   More
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 Anne Laufe

Jim Riswold

Nike ad designer finds success, gets leukemia, turns to Hitler dolls. Huh?

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Let's say you're one of the most successful advertising guys alive. You paired Michael Jordan with Spike Lee. You made Tiger Woods juggle golf balls. And now you've got cancer. What do you do?For 47-y ...   More
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 Zach Dundas

Q Madp

If there's a local funeral for U.S. soldiers, this photographer is there.

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A few minutes after a recent memorial service in Gresham for a Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan, a man dressed in black military garb snapped dozens of photos of the 300 or so attendees. The 49-year-ol ...   More
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 Adrian Chen
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