April 21, 1976: Waves of refugees arrive in Portland…

40th Anniversary
The refugees arrived at Portland International Airport holding their few possessions in plastic bags. Their home countries—South Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos—were falling to Communist forces, and   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO, BRENT WALTH

Oregon Police Received $1.9 Million From Federal Asset Seizures

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A Washington Post investigation this weekend revealed that law enforcement in Oregon since 2001 got to keep $1.9 million in cash seized by police under a federal program that allows for forfeiture without a criminal charge or warrant.  ...   More
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

KATU: University of Oregon Protected Its NCAA Academic Rating By Keeping Basketball Players Accused of Rape on the Team


University of Oregon officials waited until the end of spring term to expel men's basketball players Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin after they were accused of rape, allowing the team's academic rating high enough to guarantee UO coache...   More
Monday, September 8, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

$10,000 Offered To Members of UO Sexual Assault Prevention Review Panel


The University of Oregon will pay each member of its sexual assault prevention review panel a $10,000 honorarium, according to an announcement posted on the President's website yesterday. The payment will cover "the substantial time and expertise dedicated to this review effort,...   More
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

New York Times Profile Details Marcus Mariota's Rocky Beginnings


College football fans got the chance to learn more about Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota's journey from high school football benchwarmer to early Heisman Trophy favorite in a    More
Monday, August 25, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Citizen Panel Narrowly Votes 'No' GMO Labelling Measure


A citizen initiative review narrowly passed a "no" recommendation on a November ballot measure that calls for the labeling of genetically modified foods. 
The Oregon Citizen Initiative Review voted 11-9 to oppose Measure 92, which would require food manufacturers and retailers to...   More
Monday, August 25, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Dollar Shave Club's Mike Dubin Tells TechFestNW About Building a Brand Around Stories


Four years ago, Mike Dubin came home with a box of razors. “This is going to be the big one,” he told his girlfriend.
“She looked at me like I was crazy,” Dubin said at TechFestNW on Saturday. “But I hated spending all this money and time going to...   More
Saturday, August 16, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

At TechFestNW, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden Calls For Greater Privacy Protections


U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on Friday called for a reform of U.S. privacy protections during a presentation at TechFestNW. "Laws should never be written for the convenience of the government," Wyden said. "Securing innovation and privacy in the 21st century will require major reform."Wyden, who has served on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee for 13 years, said that pr...   More
Friday, August 15, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

No Refuge From Cuts

The cost of dealing with undocumented children at the U.S.-Mexico border threatens money for refugee programs here.

Nefisa Alinur was 8½ months pregnant when she came to Portland from an Ethiopian refugee camp in 2011. Then 19, she left behind her entire family—her husband, parents and eight brothers and s   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 SAMI EDGE, SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

For Murrays, Facing Foreclosure, a Neighbor Starts a Crowdfunding Campaign

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A crowdfunding campaign is now underway to help save the house of Nelson and Helen Murray, the last African American family on their block of Northeast 11th Avenue. WW's current issue includes a story about the Murrays' battle against foreclosure in a neighborhood that—before gentrificati...   More
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO
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