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Mercy Corps activist from Portland heads to Scotland for the G-8 summit (plus a close encounter with Bono?).

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When leaders of the world's wealthiest countries (the so-called Group of Eight, a.k.a. G-8) meet next week in Scotland, Christopher Rooks will be front and center in the do-gooder horde to greet them. ...   More
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 Zach Dundas


Blazer pick dishes on the NBA, the Rose City and benchwarming in Moscow.

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As the Portland Trail Blazers plot for next week's draft, one of their top choices from 2004 is coming off a frustrating season in Russia where he was glued to the bench for Central Army Sporting Club ...   More
Wednesday, June 22, 2005 Carl Schreck


Cop defender gets ready to turn cop watchdog.

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Next month, Leslie Stevens will become the new director for Portland's Independent Police Review division, a job that will require her to balance oversight of cops with fairness to those same officers ...   More
Wednesday, June 15, 2005 Angela Valdez

Diane Linn

Multnomah County Chair in battle with colleagues and budget.

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Another day, another problem for Multnomah County Chair Diane Linn, now in a standoff against three fellow commissioners, this time over the county's $320 million budget and how best to keep inmates i ...   More
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 Angela Valdez


Portland Timbers mascot lets 'er rip.

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Jim Serrill comes across most days as a mild-mannered fellow who trims trees around town. But during soccer season, Serrill transforms into "Timber Jim,'' the Portland Timbers' chainsaw-cranking masco ...   More
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 Brandon Hartley

Roey Thorpe

Are civil unions a sellout, or too much too soon? The leader of Oregon's biggest gay-rights group ponders a Freedom Summer, Karen Minnis and political reality.

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With the Oregon Legislature plunging into the question of civil unions for same-sex couples with Senate Bill 1000, Basic Rights Oregon director Roey Thorpe finds herself back in the tumult.Not that Th ...   More
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 HENRY STERN


Local writer blogs from the heart of Lebanon's Cedar Revolution.

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Portland-based writer Michael Totten journeyed to Lebanon a month ago to blog about the revolution rocking that nation.Even for a country where the capital, Beirut, is synonymous with chaos, recent ev ...   More
Wednesday, May 4, 2005 Pete Hunt


Enron documentary director talks about PGE and Portland's role in the film.

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Director Alex Gibney's new film, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, brings to life the faces behind the collapse of what was America's seventh-largest company come to life.Along with showing Enron' ...   More
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Pete Hunt


Touted Blazers rookie looks back on first year of losses, and future in Portland.

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At age 19, rookie Portland Trail Blazer Sebastian Telfair already can look back on a full hoops life. Along the road from poverty in Brooklyn to lucrative Adidas sneaker endorsements and a multimillio ...   More
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 Pete Hunt


Portland's new boss talks earthquakes, the FBI and remaking the city.

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Tom Potter took over as Portland's mayor just over three months ago. And, boy-he really took over.In a city with a rare "weak mayor" government, where power is usually split among the mayor and four C ...   More
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Zach Dundas
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