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Big Green Bag

Meet the business brain behind Washington State’s weed industry.

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With an MBA from Yale and a career as a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley behind him, Brendan Kennedy hardly fits the image of the tie-dye-wearing ganjapreneur looking to cash in on the promise   More
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 PHILIP DAWDY

Bitter Pill

A Portland doc flips on big pharma and reveals its “dirty little secret.”

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Ten percent of Americans—children, teens and adults—take antidepressants. Whether it’s Prozac, Paxil, Lexapro, Effexor or Cymbalta, 30 million of us take a pill daily in hopes it wil ...   More
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 PHILIP DAWDY

More Monkey Business

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Two years after a whistleblower revealed unsettling news about conditions at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (see "The Spy Who Loved Monkeys," WW, Feb. 7, 2001), another former employ ...   More
Wednesday, July 24, 2002 PHILIP DAWDY

Losing Patients

A Portland surgeon's troubles raise questions
about who's watching the docs.

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Kim Wayson is one of approximately three dozen neurosurgeons in Portland. These are the men and women who are paid several hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to do everything from brain surge ...   More
Wednesday, April 17, 2002 PHILIP DAWDY

The Final Chapter

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A year and a half after Jon Beckel's mysterious death, a civil trial began Monday alleging that Legacy-Good Samaritan Hospital contributed to his demise.Beckel, the co-founder of the eclectic dining ...   More
Wednesday, March 27, 2002 PHILIP DAWDY

RAGE against the Gene

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Sporting biohazard suits and hefting papier-mché corn cobs, activists with Northwest Resistance Against Genetic Engineering may look like a cartoon army, but after two years of protests at ...   More
Wednesday, March 20, 2002 PHILIP DAWDY

Jailhouse Walk

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Will the streets of Multnomah County soon be crawling with crooks? That's the question Sheriff Dan Noelle wants you to ponder as he grapples with $6 million in budget cuts for fiscal 2002-2003.To ...   More
Wednesday, March 6, 2002 PHILIP DAWDY

The ACORN that imploded

Squeezed between a union drive and a financial crisis, an activist group cracks.

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Hollie Hefferman is no armchair activist. She spent last fall working for ACORN, a fire-breathing social-justice group that mixes community organizing with in-your-face theatrics. As an organizer ...   More
Wednesday, March 6, 2002 PHILIP DAWDY



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On Friday, Mayor Vera Katz will deliver her State of the City address. While she wouldn't make a copy of her speech available before press time, it's a safe assumption she'll focus a lot of attent ...   More
Wednesday, February 20, 2002 PHILIP DAWDY

Big Dog Goes for the Ball

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The godfather of Portland politics has come out against a measure aimed at changing the commission form of government.Former Mayor Neil Goldschmidt last week joined former Mayor Bud Clark in blastin ...   More
Wednesday, February 13, 2002 PHILIP DAWDY
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