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Gary Oxman

Should this fall’s back-to-school checklist include freaking out over swine flu?

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If a doctor’s calm demeanor could halt swine flu’s spread, there would be no reason to fret when school resumes this month. During an hourlong interview, Gary Oxman, the health officer for ...   More
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 HENRY STERN

Jim Ellison

Why this town hall protester is damn mad.

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Jim Ellison is no stranger to healthcare issues. A 27-year career in pharmaceuticals before his retirement in 2002 made health care a frontline issue for Ellison. And the 70-year-old Northwest Portla ...   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Allison Ferre

Karin Hansen

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Karin Hansen supports the recall of Mayor Sam Adams, but it would be difficult for his supporters to demonize her as a homophobic troglodyte. In fact, the 47-year-old wife of former Mayor Tom Potter f ...   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 HENRY STERN

Ron Wyden

Oregon’s senior senator defends his health plan from hits by unions, Obama and other Democrats.

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When U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden came to our office last week, we saw no evidence he had brought along extra security. It wouldn’t have been surprising, given the heat the Oregon Democrat has taken from ...   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 Henry Stern, Mark Zusman

John Kroger

Oregon’s Attorney General Answers WW’s Questions on The Adams Report.

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Attorney General John Kroger came to WW for a wide-ranging interview Tuesday about his investigative report into Mayor Sam Adams’ involvement with Beau Breedlove. WW will be putting daily video ...   More
Wednesday, July 1, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

Sam Adams

The Mayor’s Take on the Kroger Report.

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Mayor Sam Adams met separately with reporters Monday to discuss the findings Attorney General John Kroger had issued just a few hours earlier. Adams, who appeared nervous and humbled, sat down for the ...   More
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Beth Slovic, Nigel Jaquiss

Denis Hayes

What Earth Day’s founder thinks about passive houses, the Columbia River Crossing, Obama and Cap and Trade.

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Eight years ago, Denis Hayes—the founder of Earth Day and arguably America’s pre-eminent environmentalist—visited WW as part of “The Race to Stop Global Warming” tour. Ba ...   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 Henry Stern, Mark Zusman

Peter Defazio

Congressman takes on cap-and-trade, Obama and the Columbia River Crossing. Now will he take on a 2010 race for governor?

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U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio has no shortage of political juice or opinions. A 12-term congressman, the Lane County Democrat is the Oregon delegation’s longest-serving House member and has acquired e ...   More
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Hank Stern, Mark Zusman

Q & A: Irene Firmat and Kurt Widmer

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In last week’s edition of WW, we made Oregon brewers our Rogue of the Week. The reason? Brewers were fighting a a bill from state Rep. Ben Cannon (D-Portland) that would raise Oregon’s bee ...   More
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Terry Shanley

Former real-estate developer makes a SMART move to help Oregon’s youngest students.

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Terry Shanley is a father of two teenage girls who thinks other Oregon parents aren’t doing enough to encourage their children to read. But Shanley also knows that change comes slowly. And that& ...   More
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Paige Richmond
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