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New Orleans alt-weekly editor speaks from dry land. (PLUS WEB EXTRA Q & A Ben Ellis)

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Of the innumerable Hurricane Katrina reports pouring out of New Orleans, some of the most heartfelt words came from Michael Tisserand. The editor of Gambit Weekly, the city's alternative newspaper, Ti ...   More
Wednesday, September 7, 2005 Zach Dundas


This Labor Day, one union leader is confident organized labor can pick up the pieces.

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Leslie Frane, executive director of Oregon's Service Employees International Union Local 503 since 2002, is used to bad news in the American labor movement.The share of U.S. workers who belong to unio ...   More
Wednesday, August 31, 2005 Ryan Hume


Oregon Army National Guard soldier talks about the temporary shutdown of his blog and what scares him in Iraq.

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Midway through his one-year deployment to Iraq, Oregon National Guard Specialist Joe Coon returned home recently for a two-week leave with his mom in West Linn and his dad in Bend.He's got hardship st ...   More
Wednesday, August 24, 2005 Robert Hamrick


Downtown bouncer has clear view of this summer's gun violence.

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From the door outside a popular downtown nightclub, Damien Rice watches you. He checks your clothing, eyes, attitude, looking for hidden weapons or any other trigger that could explode into violence. ...   More
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 Karla Starr


Reed College women's rugby captain talks up the joys of "touch rugby."

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When Robin Woods started playing rugby her freshman year at Reed College, she remembers being such a geek that she had problems even receiving the ball in the scrum.Then Woods tried her hand at "touch ...   More
Wednesday, August 10, 2005 HENRY STERN


First declared Portland City Council candidate talks politics while tending bar.

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Mike Casper admits he doesn't have much political experience. (Or any, in fact.) Much of his education in the ways of law and man came from reading books to kill time while working the door at the pop ...   More
Wednesday, August 3, 2005 Zach Dundas


Cascade AIDS Project head talks about why he's leaving and what's next.

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After a seven-year run heading the Cascade AIDS Project, Thomas Bruner surprised many with his announcement last week that he would resign from the prominent HIV/AIDS organization.A diminutive, volubl ...   More
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 Henry Stern, Byron Beck

Ralph Bagley

The Oregon-based designer of the biggest Christian video game ever talks about a new crusade (and Grand Theft Auto).

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Like joystick-wielding paladins, would-be Christian video-game moguls will descend on Portland from July 28 to July 30. Officially, they're congregating for the fifth annual Christian Game Developers ...   More
Wednesday, July 20, 2005 Adrian Chen


Beaverton mom wants to clean up TV.

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Stephanie Snow is the Parents Television Council's newest weapon in the national council's fight against violence, profanity and T&A on TV. In May, Snow founded the Portland chapter of the council, wh ...   More
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 Adrian Chen


Departing cop watchdog gives WW an exit interview.

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Almost four years ago, a Los Angeles County prosecutor named Richard Rosenthal was hired to head Portland's revamped civilian cop-watchdog office. Since then, he has made headlines by issuing a report ...   More
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 Nick Budnick
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