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CURED

Changing from gay to straight isn't easy. But Portland Fellowship swears it's possible.


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On a hot July evening, 32 people mill around in the stuffy living room of a Southeast Portland house. They are all strangers--in fact, they're not even allowed to talk outside of this room.The guests, ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 Taylor Clark

Price of Admission

Oregon hospitals squelch a probe into their prices.


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Quick: How much does it cost to have your appendix removed? Take a wild guess. $1,500? $5,000? $15,000?If you have no idea, you're like most Oregonians. While consumers can get a car-insurance quote i ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 16, 2004 Taylor Clark

Code Red

The state's progressive health-care plan reaches the beginning of the end.


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Now it's official: After years of near-death experiences under the blades of budget cuts, Oregon's most important health-care option for the poor will finally be put on life support.This week, the sta ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2004 Taylor Clark

Thoroughly Starbucked

The world's biggest coffee retailer gets no respect from PDX. Should it?


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When Tracy Morgan found herself in need of work not long ago, she picked up a counter job at the Pioneer Courthouse Square Starbucks. The 28-year-old University of Oregon art graduate found it a relax ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2004 Taylor Clark

A State in De-Nile

Experts say West Nile virus will be huge in Oregon this summer--unless it isn't.


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One year ago, state health officials were certain that the West Nile virus epidemic was about to sink its fangs into Oregon. In a flurry of pre-planning, they went on mosquito-killing sprees, got info ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 Taylor Clark

Worst-Case Scenarios

Following last week's gay-marriage ruling, both sides have a lot to lose.


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Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Frank Bearden's decision on gay marriage last week was so complicated that each side claimed victory in his ruling, at the same time fretting about the treacherous ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 28, 2004 Taylor Clark

Beef at the Zoo

The cash-strapped Oregon Zoo locks horns with Metro over parking.


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Squabbling at the Oregon Zoo is generally confined to the monkeys flinging feces at one another. But amid a gloomy financial situation, the zoo finds itself fighting Portland's regional government ove ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 14, 2004 Taylor Clark

Strange Bedfellow

Once a gay-rights hero, Kelly Clark now leads the legal charge to halt same-sex marriage.


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In the early evening of March 2, just outside a racquetball court in Northeast Portland, Tim Nashif checked his cell-phone messages and learned that Multnomah County would start issuing same-sex marri ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 7, 2004 Taylor Clark

Hybrid Hunger


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With gas prices at record highs and the ozone layer melting away like a stick of butter on a radiator, now seems to be the logical time to go out and perform your green civic duty of buying a hybrid c ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 Taylor Clark

What's Law Got to Do with It?

Clearing the latest gay-marriage legal debris.


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Writs of mandamus, temporary injunctions, non-binding legal opinions.... Legal jargon rings the perimeter of the gay-marriage debate like razor wire, warding off clarity and sustaining crippling confu ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 17, 2004 Taylor Clark
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