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May 16, 1984: A saloon owner shocks City Hall...


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The morning after a big election, reporters usually hunch over their coffee, sift through the returns and try to make sense of the results. But this sunny Wednesday morning, they instead found t   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 MARK KIRCHMEIER

Oct. 27, 1975: A Vietnam vet decides to stop Oregon’s nuclear plants…


40th Anniversary
Lloyd Marbet came home to Portland from the Vietnam War in 1970, shaken by the destruction he witnessed while patrolling the Mekong River. He sunk into every library book he could find, seeking    More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 MARK KIRCHMEIER

My Name is Barbara

A memoir reveals the personal side—and political failings—of Oregon’s first woman governor.


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Former Gov. Barbara Roberts’ new memoir, Up the Capitol Steps, is the most frustrating of books. For 200 pages, it’s the revealing, tender and intimate life story of Oregon’s first female gov   More
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 MARK KIRCHMEIER
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