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Voices 2013: Julie Parrish

A brash Republican survivor talks about how her party needs to change.


News Stories
Julie Parrish knows she’s a political misfit. As she puts it, she’s an immigrant’s kid, a first-generation American from a Lebanese father. She’s an under-40 suburban mom with kids in pu   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 BRENT WALTH

Timbers Army Members Invest to Save Spanish Soccer Team

Portland Timbers' Major League Soccer home opener

Portland's most intense soccer fans are seeing their impact go international. The New York Times reports that Timbers Army members have gotten behind an effort to save a once-storied Spanish team, Real Oviedo, that has fallen ...   More
 
Friday, November 16, 2012 by BRENT WALTH

Backers and Hackers: U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader Holds a $5,000-Per-Person Golf Fundraiser After Easy Win

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U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore) didn't waste any time trying to squeeze more money of lobbyists and special interest grous following his easy re-election win Nov. 6. According to the Huffington Post, Schrader, who represents Oregon's 5th District, held...   More
 
Thursday, November 15, 2012 by BRENT WALTH

Pollution In Paradise

The moment Oregon began to go green.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Oregon was born 50 years ago this week. Not the museum diorama of covered wagons and white missionaries, but the Oregon of modernity, a place that became a global model for protecting the enviro   More
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 BRENT WALTH

One Question: Do You Support the “Arts Tax” to Fund Schools and Cultural Organizations?


Elections
Portland voters will decide Nov. 6 whether to impose an annual $35-per-adult tax on city residents (with exemptions for those living in poverty) to help fund more arts teachers in Portland Publi   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 BRENT WALTH

Pulp Nonfiction

Writer Phil Stanford turns to Dark Horse Comics to get at the truth of Portland’s secrets.


News Stories
Phil Stanford made his name in Portland by needling the pompous and powerful with his columns for The Oregonian and the Portland Tribune. But...   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 BRENT WALTH

Richard Ford, Canada

One boy, two lives, and an uneven landscape.


Books
Dell Parsons, the narrator of Richard Ford’s conflicted new novel, Canada (Ecco, 432 pages, $27.99), tells us right off about the story’s major event. His parents became unlikely bank robbers.   More
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 BRENT WALTH

Michael Orr, The 1975 Portland Timbers

Ouch, my groin.


Books
It seems like no one played soccer in Portland before 1975. The next year, kids crowded parks and fields to try this undiscovered sport. My middle school was unprepared for the onslaught. “We    More
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 BRENT WALTH

Whiffs of Trouble

A fertilizer plant comes under criminal investigation after repeated ammonia leaks.


News Stories
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a criminal investigation into a large leak of ammonia from a Columbia County fertilizer plant in 2010 that went undetected for five days. Re   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 BRENT WALTH

Police Chief Mike Reese Apologizes for Issuing False Info About Occupy Portland's Impact on a Rape Case

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Police Chief Mike Reese, who's getting close to a bid for mayor, apologized this weekend for claiming that his officers are so busy dealing with Occupy Portland protesters that they had to leave a rape victim sitting unassisted for three hours.   More
 
Monday, November 21, 2011 by BRENT WALTH
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