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Brogue of the Week

Maire Cullen

Rogue of the Week
Thursday mornings, listeners of community radio station KBOO are treated to an hourlong slice of Irish music and politics in a show called Radio Free Ireland. Each week, host Maire Cullen talks up all ...   More
Wednesday, July 9, 2003 Taylor Clark

The Vicious Cycle

The tragedy on Belmont brings a city together--sort of.

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Tiny shards of broken glass still litter the pavement near the intersection of Southeast 42nd Avenue and Belmont Street, where a speeding van smashed into three cyclists last week in a fatal colli ...   More
Wednesday, July 2, 2003 Taylor Clark

See You in Court!

Portland lawyer sues judge who keeps ruling against him.

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It's every lawyer's secret fantasy: Don't just get angry with the judges who seem to screw you over constantly, get even. But while others were content to daydream about their least favorite judge ...   More
Wednesday, June 18, 2003 Taylor Clark

Wild Horseplay

A hazing at Portland Meadows leads to a lawsuit.

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Benjamin Hannan didn't think they were actually going to do it. In the three months he'd worked on the gate crew at Portland Meadows racetrack, he had heard people joking about "painting"--a bizar ...   More
Wednesday, May 21, 2003 Taylor Clark

Youth Opportunity Center

Rogue of the Week
It's no secret that employers get chafed when their workers rat them out to the feds, but when the Rev. Dorothy Turner blew the whistle on a Portland nonprofit for misusing funds, her superiors re ...   More
Wednesday, May 14, 2003 Taylor Clark

Still Smokin' the Bears

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The U.S. Department of Wildlife Services this month renewed its pledge to protect Oregon timber interests by trapping and killing black bears who might harm young trees on private forest land (see ...   More
Wednesday, April 30, 2003 Taylor Clark

A Separate Grease

Wanna save the planet? Fill your tank with biodiesel.

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Sometimes the exhaust from Michael Menzies' tractor smells like apple pie. Occasionally, it has a popcorn scent, and every now and then it gives off the distinct aroma of French--er, Freedom fries ...   More
Wednesday, April 23, 2003 Taylor Clark

Year-End Blazers Crime Quiz

Rogue of the Week
Between the fistfights, drug busts, public shouting matches and other delinquent activities, the Blazers have had such a dazzlingly roguish season that it's a miracle they've found any time to pla ...   More
Wednesday, April 23, 2003 Taylor Clark

Keeping Cybersmokes from Kids

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As promised, Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers has begun smoking out illegal Internet tobacco sales. This time, however, it's not tax-dodging tactics that have drawn Myers' ire (see "Smoke Sig ...   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2003 Taylor Clark

The Safeway Grill

Grocery-store clerks complain of heavy-handed interrogation tactics.

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Desirae Nelson spent the better part of what would be her last shift at Safeway trapped in a tiny room with three hostile men. She wasn't a hostage in a robbery gone wrong. Rather, she says, she w ...   More
Wednesday, April 2, 2003 Taylor Clark
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