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A Fine Mess at City Hall


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For a city with a $14 million hole in its budget, Portland seems awfully nonchalant about collecting past-due bills. While the Water Bureau's billing woes are well known, most people don't realize ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2002 PHILIP DAWDY

Richard 2, Portland 0

Among the crimes committed against Shakespeare's other Richard, add dramatic regicide.


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As with Shakespeare's other early history plays, Richard II is a minor drama. But then there's this King Richard fellow upon whom the play is completely dependent. He's cunning, power mad, a warri ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2002 PHILIP DAWDY

Bookies' Odds


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Usually, winning voter support for library measures is as easily as snapping one's fingers. But this year, initial public support for a proposed library levy has county leaders biting their nails. ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2002 PHILIP DAWDY

Arch Enemies

Another Portland neighborhood tells McDonald's to hold the fries.


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Over the last six months, George Kyler, 52, has become a regular at neighborhood meetings across Portland. A seemingly inoffensive man, Kyler is married, a father of two children and a steward at ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2002 PHILIP DAWDY

A Fine Bureau


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There's a certain hauteur perfuming the air at the city's Office of Planning and Development Review. "We control the building code," says everything from the receptionist's tone to the unreturned ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2002 PHILIP DAWDY

Hot Times at City Hell


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In his Inferno, Dante never created a circle for municipalities bedeviled by rotten financial times. If he had, however, Vera Katz and her fellow City Council members would surely be dancing on th ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2002 PHILIP DAWDY

Dog. Dead


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Shaq, the boxer whose possible theft was chronicled last fall in a Willamette Week cover story, is reportedly dead. At the time of the dog's disappearance, police focused their questioning on Kim ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2002 PHILIP DAWDY

Year of the Monkey


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Scientific institutions don't like being in the news for anything other than devising life-saving cures and unlocking the secrets of the physical universe.The Oregon Regional Primate Research Cent ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2001 PHILIP DAWDY

A Close Shave


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Earlier this month, in advance of Tom Metzger's return visit to Portland, local anti-racist activists publicly warned of the potential for white-power-related violence. They had no idea how close ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2001 PHILIP DAWDY

The Flickering Torch of Racism


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When it comes to racist rhetoric, Tom Metzger talks tough, but, in person, the pudgy, bald TV repairman from Southern California isn't exactly intimidating.Not so for Randall Krager. You'd never wan ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2001 PHILIP DAWDY
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