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Days of Hope and Fear

For an Iraqi living in Portland, the bombs in Baghdad bring mixed emotions.

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As the inaugural bombs of the new Gulf War burst in the streets of Baghdad, many Portlanders took the news with an indifferent shrug. But for Nick Said, a local auto mechanic and Baghdad native, t ...   More
Wednesday, March 26, 2003 Taylor Clark

New Album. Huge Tour. Hot Band.It's...Malk-Mania!

Stephen Malkmus and His Fabulous Jicks: more than just a bunch of wisecrackers.

Music Stories
Does Stephen Malkmus give a damn? It's hard to tell. He speaks in a slightly nasal deadpan, always with a bit of a sneer in his voice, as though he's challenging you to figure out if he's serious ...   More
Wednesday, March 19, 2003 Taylor Clark

Gary Shafer

Rogue of the Week
A peaceful protest at the University of Portland was rudely interrupted last week when a roguish security officer stormed onto the scene--with an agenda that seemed hardly nonviolent.About 20 stud ...   More
Wednesday, March 12, 2003 Taylor Clark

Ashcroft Hits the Bongs

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High-ranking government officials are such buzz killers sometimes. Last Monday, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft ordered a massive nationwide sting on Internet distributors of drug paraphernali ...   More
Wednesday, March 5, 2003 Taylor Clark


How many public employees does it take to rescue a collie?

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When Klyde Comstock set out against the pouring rain on Jan. 29 in search of his missing dog, he recognized a familiar whimpering coming from far beneath him. Looking down, he saw that what had be ...   More
Wednesday, February 26, 2003 Taylor Clark


Each year, the feds shoot scores of Oregon bears to protect timber owners' pocketbooks.

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It's become a tradition in Oregon. In a couple of months, thousands of black bears will wake up hungry after their long winter naps. Since berries aren't yet ripe, many will reach for another suga ...   More
Wednesday, February 12, 2003 Taylor Clark

The Hybrid Penalty

Oregon double-dings owners of fuel-efficient cars.

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Rolly Cassens didn't vote for Ted Kulongoski, but he's counting on Oregon's new governor to rectify an injustice.In August 2001 Cassens, a retired construction worker from Hermiston, bought a Toyo ...   More
Wednesday, January 29, 2003 Taylor Clark

Rabbit Killer Faces Jail Time

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A man who ripped the throat out of a live rabbit with his teeth and the woman who photographed the gruesome act were convicted of aggravated animal abuse by a Multnomah County jury last week but d ...   More
Wednesday, January 15, 2003 Taylor Clark

No Laughing Matter

"Joke" about a "burning Bush" lands Portland cabbie in Dakota pokey.

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What started out as a short trip through South Dakota has turned into an extended stay for a Portland man who learned earlier this month that he would be spending three years in prison for threate ...   More
Tuesday, December 24, 2002 Taylor Clark

Smoke Signals

State officials target online cigarette buyers for their unpaid taxes.

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Oregon's recent boost to its cigarette tax has sent thousands of agitated smokers scrambling to find a way around the law. Although much has been made of smokers' shopping trips across the Idaho b ...   More
Wednesday, December 11, 2002 Taylor Clark
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