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Champion Grant High Constitution Team: "We Care About Everyone"

For a second consecutive year, a Portland high school takes top honors

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Don’t call it a dynasty just yet, but for the second year in a row a Portland high school has the best Constitution team in the country. Grant High’s team took top honors at the “We the People” event in Washington D.C. on Monday night, besting 57 teams from across the country. Lincoln High School won the 2012 contest...   More
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by MATT KAUFFMAN

Smoke Brakes

Cigarettes will stay cheap in Oregon—whether or not Multnomah County gets to levy its own tobacco tax.


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Portland smokers, hold on to your butts: Multnomah County wants the right to tax your cigarettes, and now the state of Oregon might be looking to increase the price of a pack as well. Thanks to    More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 MATT KAUFFMAN, AARON MESH

Very Healthy Paychecks

Top executives at Providence, after talking up health-care cost controls, see big raises as they leave.


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Greg Van Pelt wants to cut your health-care costs. As the retiring CEO for Providence Oregon, he’s talked about working to find solutions for ballooning medical expenses and creating community   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 MATT KAUFFMAN

Portland Paying off Poopy Mess with PGE

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Call it a crappy situation: Portland's city government is set to pay Portland General Electric more than $7,000 for a stinky incident last spring. 
On the docket for this Wednesday’s City Council meeting is an ordinance to pay PGE $7,270 for a sewage spill on their property at the World Trade Center co...   More
 
Monday, March 18, 2013 by MATT KAUFFMAN

Pistol-Whipped

As the firearm debate fades, the numbers reveal patterns in Oregon’s gun deaths.


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When the gunfire fell silent after Clackamas Town Center and Sandy Hook last December, politicians raced to proclaim it was time to do something about gun violence in America. The news set off a   More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 MATT KAUFFMAN

The CRC: Who's Getting Rich?

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The Oregon Senate is preparing to approve the $3.4 billion Columbia River Crossing project next week. As WW reported in our recent cover story about the lobbying effort behind the bridge, the project has racked up $165 million in costs to date.
The project has been financed by fund...   More
 
Saturday, March 2, 2013 by MATT KAUFFMAN

A Question of Force

Experts on sexual violence against women speculate why Oregon’s numbers are so high.


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Last week, WW published an issue devoted to V-Day, an international campaign set for Feb. 14 to draw attention to violence against women. Some of the numbers were surprising: 27 percent of Oregon    More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 MATT KAUFFMAN

Taxi to the Dark Side?

KATU reports Portland taxi and limo services aren't following the rules

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Turns out that taxi ride to Portland International Airport may not be a smart choice after all.

WW partner KATU exposed gross misconduct by some of Portland’s taxi, limo and town car companies in their Thursday night ...   More
 
Friday, February 1, 2013 by MATT KAUFFMAN

Strange Brew

The city is subsidizing a church-affiliated bar that plans to give away all its profits.


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Stop us if you’ve heard this one: A bureaucrat, a preacher and The New York Times walk into a bar. The punch line? The Times’ glowing story Jan. 20 revealing that the Portland Development Co   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 MATT KAUFFMAN, AARON MESH
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