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Scott Lively, Former Leader of Oregon Citizens Alliance, to Stand Trial for Crimes Against Humanity

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Scott Lively, the former leader of the now-defunct anti-gay group Oregon Citizens Alliance, will stand trial for crimes against humanity.Lively was sued last year in federal court in Massachusetts, accusing him of violating international law by helping craft legislation i...   More
 
Friday, August 16, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Portland's Cops May Finally Get Performance Reviews

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Portland's Police union and the city may be drawing near to reviving something the bureau hasn't had in more than 20 years: performance reviews.The first public contract talks were this morning, and while Portland Police Association representatives mostly skipped around to the more arcane and sleep-inducing portions of the contract—cutting a few weeks out of the grievance process, for example—...   More
 
Thursday, August 15, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

City and Police Union Will Hold Public Bargaining Meeting Tomorrow

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Breaking a deadlock over public bargaining sessions, the city of Portland and the Portland Police Association will hold a public contract negotiation tomorrow morning.The meeting is set for 8:30 am to noon in Room 2500 A of the 1900 Building, 1900 SW Fourth Ave.The announcement comes more than two weeks after the PPA filed an    More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

The Queer Frontier

The battle over gay marriage moves to rural Oregon.


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Leighton Reed-Nickerson wheels his black 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse convertible into the parking lot of the Harney County Farmers Market, a collection of a dozen stands selling vegetables, rag rugs   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

State Bar Dimisses UO Professor's Complaint Against Lawyers Involved in the Energy Department Investigation

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The Oregon State Bar has dismissed a complaint filed by University of Oregon economics professor Bill Harbaugh, filed in May against prominent Eugene lawyers Bill Gary and Sharon Rudnick and University of Oregon General Counsel Randy Geller.
In his com...   More
 
Monday, August 12, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Novick's DIRECTV Football Flap Lands Him Conservative Scorn

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Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick has exasperated the conservative Weekly Standard so greatly, the only words they could find were in French.

In a blog post titled "Portland, C'est Moi," Associate Editor Ethan Epstein blasts Novick for using his city blog as a forum to share what he felt wa...   More
 
Friday, August 9, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Steve Novick Asks Oregonian to Restore Seven Day Home Delivery

Also asks for them to rehire three writers

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Take heart, Oregonian staff: City Commissioner Steve Novick's got your back. The day after The Oregonian wrote an editorial praising Novick for reversing course on a $1 million parking meter contract, Novick wrote an editorial of his own directed to the newspaper.The pi...   More
 
Thursday, August 8, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

CRC Officials Confirm It's a Zombridge

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We hate to say we told you so, but... the Columbia River Crossing is a zombridge, officials confirmed to the Portland and Vancouver daily newspapers.Patricia McCaig, head of intergovernmental relations and government affairs for the project,    More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

CRC Coalition Backs a Revised $2.75 Billion Project

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The Columbia River Crossing Coalition, a bistate group of businesses and citizens who support the CRC, sent a letter to Oregon and Washington's governors today, asking for a revived $2.75 billion project.The letter, released late this afternoon, comes on the heels of CRC officials confirming yesterday they are looking for new ways to revive the $3.5 billion megaproject, even though Govs. John Kitz...   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Sitting On Defense

Federal budget cuts come down hard on court-appointed attorneys.


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Steven Wax has become famous for taking on some of the toughest court cases in the nation. As the state’s top federal public defender, Wax represented the so-called “Christmas Tree Bomber,��   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD
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