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Daryl Turner

The new police union president talks about stalled contract negotiations, James Chasse and public trust.

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Officer Daryl Turner took office July 23 as president of the Portland Police Association at a crucial time for the powerful, 900-member union. Last November’s protest rally by cops in front of C ...   More
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Richard Lariviere

The UO president talks about a big bond issue, Phil Knight and how sports is like Lady Gaga.

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For a guy with a doctorate in Sanskrit, Richard Lariviere is pretty plain-spoken. The 60-year-old president of the University of Oregon was in Portland last week touting a new funding and governance c ...   More
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Henry Stern, Mark Zusman

Tim Boyle

The money man behind the Adams recall says “I don’t have a vendetta against the mayor.”

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The second campaign to recall Mayor Sam Adams announced Tuesday it failed to gather enough signatures to force an election. Former state Sen. Avel Gordly served as that campaign’s public face. B ...   More
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Brendan Phillips

What this advocate for homeless people thinks about Mayor Sam Adams’ sidewalk proposal.

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City sidewalks may seem pretty mundane components of urban infrastructure—just a bunch of concrete slabs. But they’re more than just places to walk, shop and rest. They’re public fo ...   More
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Beth Slovic, Henry Stern

Fred Hansen

Some questions for the man who’s been responsible at TriMet.

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TriMet general manager Fred Hansen’s announcement last week that he would leave after 11 1/2 years comes at a very busy time for the agency. Months after killing free bus service in Fareless Squ ...   More
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Henry Stern, Mark Zusman

Dan Saltzman

The city commissioner talks about overseeing the police bureau in “dark” times.

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The past three months have not been kind to City Commissioner Dan Saltzman. Since Mayor Sam Adams took the unusual step of not keeping the Police Bureau and put Saltzman in charge of it, Saltzman has ...   More
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Gov. Ted Kulongoski

Why the governor wants to deal with your kicker check in his last session.

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The successful campaign for Measures 66 and 67 had barely ended last week before Gov. Ted Kulongoski began arguing that Oregon should reform the state’s “kicker” law. Kulongoski hope ...   More
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 Nigel Jaquiss, Henry Stern

Max Rameau

Why this man goes to foreclosed homes.

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Long before the housing crisis smashed into the country, Max Rameau founded an organization to aggressively find housing for the homeless. How aggressive? In 2006, Rameau’s Take Back the Land se ...   More
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 Sasha Ingber

Sarah Weddington

What the lawyer who argued Roe V. Wade in the 1970s now thinks about the women’s movement and Barack Obama.

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(L) THEN: Weddington was 26 when she argued Rose v. Wade before the Supreme Court. (R) NOW: Weddington, now 64, still worries about women’s access to all reproductive options. When Sarah Weddin ...   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 Sasha Ingber

Bob Packwood

What one of Oregon’s once-most powerful Republicans thinks about the party now.

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The last time Bob Packwood visited our office 15-plus years ago, he was one of the country’s most powerful elected officials. A U.S. senator who had amassed more than a quarter century of senior ...   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
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