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The Would-Be Toxic Avenger

Attorney General John Kroger campaigned on a promise to put polluters behind bars. So why hasn’t he prosecuted a big case?

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When he ran for office, Attorney General John Kroger said the state’s prosecution of polluters...   More
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 SHAE HEALEY

Cookies for All: Girl Scouts of Oregon Looks to Create a Stated Policy on Transgender Youth

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The Girl Scouts of Colorado released a statement Thursday supporting the inclusion of transgendered girls in its youth programs. The scouts responded to a female-identifying 7-year-old who was denied enrollment in a Colorado troop because she is biologically male."Girl Scouts is an inclusive organization, and we accept all girls in kindergarten through 12th grade as members," the statement says. "...   More
Friday, October 28, 2011 by SHAE HEALEY

In Unsafe Hands

After sex abuse charges, a Lake Oswego au pair agency denies placing a woman in harm’s way.

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She was 18 when she came to Oregon from Germany as an au pair and moved in with an Intel manager and his family in September 2010. She agreed to provide live-in child care so she could go to school    More
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 SHAE HEALEY

Dye Job

Dosha, a popular salon and spa, is divided over a union vote and how pro-labor workers are treated.

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Before she went to work at Dosha Salon Spa on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard in August, Mary Christ had heard about...   More
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 SHAE HEALEY

Traci Manning Appointed Director for the Portland Housing Bureau

Traci Manning

City Commissioner Nick Fish has named a top official of Central City Concern, a local social service agency that deals with homelessness and addiction issues, as the city's new director of its Bureau of Housing.
Traci Manning takes over the bureau as Fish is promoting his new anti-housing discrimination plan and is struggl...   More
Monday, September 26, 2011 by SHAE HEALEY

The Right Stuffing

For do-it-yourself taxidermists, hope is a thing with feathers—or fur and sometimes horns.

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Emily Humphries removes a frozen crow from her kitchen freezer, places it on a metal workbench in her garage and lights a scented candle.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 SHAE HEALEY

Live Review: John Prine and Ani DiFranco at Edgefield, Saturday, Sept. 10


As the rest of us were running around downtown for MFNW, our intern Shae was kicking it in the woods with a folk legend. Here's what she heard and saw (because the cell phone photo doesn't exactly do it justice).Ani DiFranco stepped onto the Edgefield stage at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday to a sweaty and eager crowd. With highs in the upper 90s, the general admission ticket-holders melted across ...   More
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by SHAE HEALEY

Homeless On Wheels

More people, including families, are living in their vehicles around Portland.

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Chris Nguyen is a Lincoln High School sophomore who wants to be a civil engineer. He likes to make bows and arrows, scale models of catapults and other medieval weaponry   More
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 SHAE HEALEY

The Help

Awarding no prizes for white guilt.

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Give a white male director a script about Southern racism and nine times out of 10 he’ll hand you back the story of an enlightened sports team wrapped in a flashy soundtrack. Director Ta   More
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 SHAE HEALEY

I Speak for Myself Maria Ebrahimji & Zahra Suratwala

Their lips are moving, but nothin’ is coming out.

I can just see it now: There she is with her braces and acne, nervously scanning the lunchroom for a seat at the table—their table. Then it happens: the eye-rolling, the scoffing and the laughter. "
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 SHAE HEALEY
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