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Hotseat: Cecile Richards

Planned Parenthood’s president on Congress, the HPV vaccine and why men use her group’s clinics.

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When WW compares Oregon and Texas, Cecile Richards gets a little defensive. “Why does everybody always pick on Texas?”   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 PATRICIA SAUTHOFF

Hotseat: Evgeny Morozov

The revolution may not be televised, but here’s one man who says it’s not going to be posted on social media, either.

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Amid the torrent of words praising social media’s role in helping to overthrow governments, Evgeny Morozov has a different take.  Morozov, who speaks in Portland Wednesday, April 6, contrasts   More
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 NATHAN GILLES

Hotseat: Tamim Ansary

Afghanistan-born author will tell Portlanders about another history—one that’s Islamic-centered.

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Tamim Ansary captured wide notice in the United States after 9/11, when his email to friends declaring his hate for the Taliban and Osama bin Laden went viral. The Afghanistan-born Ansary followed    More
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 TIFFANY STUBBERT

Hotseat: David Fidanque

The head of Oregon’s ACLU calls B.S. On JTTF.

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Later this month, City Council will determine whether Portland remains the only major U.S. city that refuses to assign police officers to the feds’ Joint Terrorism Task Force. In 2005, then-Mayor   More
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN, HANK STERN

Dwight Holton

Oregon’s top federal prosecutor on the JTTF, Portland City Council and the iPad.

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The point man for those urging Portland to rejoin the Joint Terrorism Task Force is Dwight Holton. The 45-year-old interim U.S. attorney for Oregon,    More
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS , MARK ZUSMAN, HANK STERN

Rev. Mark Kiyimba

On the front lines of the fight for gay rights in Uganda.

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The stakes are high for Rev. Mark Kiyimba and his fellow gay-rights activists. And their allies at home in Uganda are few, says Kiyimba, who will be in Portland Nov. 5-7 as part of a U.S. tour to spre ...   More
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Jacob Pierce

Tina Franklin

Why this woman likes having other people’s babies.

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If Tina Franklin could be pregnant every day for the rest of her life, she would. The 37-year-old has given birth to 10 children over the past 18 years. The first three were her own. She is raising t ...   More
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Christina Cooke

Marcus Griffith

The reporter who first called B.S. on the Bethany Storro acid attack.

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The news last week that a Vancouver woman staged the Aug. 30 acid attack that caused second-degree burns to her own face shocked many. Not Marcus Griffith, a 29-year-old freelance journalist for The V ...   More
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Lizz Winstead

Funny woman, big subjects.

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This Saturday, as Glenn Beck followers gather in Alaska to hear the crazed Fox News commentator speak, stand-up comedian and The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead will round up her own patriots in P ...   More
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Riley Hooper

Jeff Merkley

The Democratic Senator sounds off on dysfunction (the Senate’s), Obama, Afghanistan and his party’s prospects.

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When Jeff Merkley began his rookie session last year in the Senate, all looked bright for his fellow Democrats. The Democrats had huge majorities in the 111th Congress and were riding Barack Obama&rsq ...   More
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 HENRY STERN
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