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The Amazing Shrinking Budget

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If practice makes perfect, then Multnomah County officials will soon be the best budget cutters in Oregon. After slicing $14.7 million out of a $300 million budget this spring, the county now has ...   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2001 PHILIP DAWDY

Splintered Dignity

Last week's showdown reveals that there's a good reason they didn't call it Unity Village.

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Anyone looking for a cohesive community under the Fremont Bridge on Sept. 5 would have found nothing but tatters and resignation among the befuddled homeless residents of Dignity Village. And, a ...   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2001 PHILIP DAWDY

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Embattled school board member Derry Jackson was arrested in 1998 for allegedly threatening his wife.

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Embattled Portland School Board member Derry Jackson was arrested and charged with menacing in 1998 after his wife told police he assaulted her.According to Portland police reports, Jackson and his wi ...   More
Wednesday, August 15, 2001 PHILIP DAWDY


Which Portlanders use the most water?

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In 1992, Portland faced a drought. The Water Bureau begged Portlanders to conserve every precious drop of Bull Run's H2O. Watering lawns and washing cars was restricted. Water police cruised the s ...   More
Wednesday, August 1, 2001 PHILIP DAWDY

Multnomah County, We Have a Problem

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On June 5, her first day as Multno-mah County Chair, Diane Linn made a bold promise: Within 45 days, she'd deliver a plan to lift the county mental-health system out of crisis.Last Thursday, Linn ...   More
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 PHILIP DAWDY

Rose City Slugger

Last week, Charles Jordan ducked a political beanball. But Portland's King of the Parks is still swinging for the fences.

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SIDEBARS: A Park's Place / Pay To Play / The Cost of Fun in Four CitiesCharles Jordan spent the weekend before July 4 mulling over an impending danger: A political curveball was breaking toward his ...   More
Wednesday, July 11, 2001 PHILIP DAWDY

Secrets & Lies

How well do you really know Portland?

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So you think you know what's going on in Portland? Sure, you know that sewage pours into the Willamette River, Elliott Smith plays in town maybe twice a year, and you can get great burritos on Nor ...   More
Wednesday, June 6, 2001 PHILIP DAWDY

Watching the Copwatchers

An overdue overhaul of police oversight is coming. Here's the good and the bad.

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Last year a group of citizens, frustrated with the city's toothless police watchdog panel, began collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to create real civilian review. Hoping to head them o ...   More
Wednesday, May 23, 2001 PHILIP DAWDY

Counsel Thyself

A county drug and alcohol counselor is accused of
getting too close to clients.

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There's little that's normal about the dynamic of drug and alcohol counseling. The system is underfunded, creating a patchwork of solutions chasing problems; clients are fighting long-term addicti ...   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2001 PHILIP DAWDY

Q&A--Craig Rosebraugh

Radical Mouthpiece

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Three years ago, even as the most visible protestor in Portland, Craig Rosebraugh had trouble getting much attention for his anti-capitalist and animal-rights causes (see "Saving the World One Cat at ...   More
Wednesday, January 24, 2001 PHILIP DAWDY
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