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Can Portland's new police chief calm the community where he grew up?

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The Emmanuel Church of God in Christ United, a small white house near Northeast 30th Avenue and Alberta Street, is filled with song and joy. The 10-member Emmanuel Gospel Choir rips through a rous ...   More
Wednesday, October 8, 2003 Nick Budnick

The Badge and the Swastika

Lawyer attacks cop's interest in Nazi history.

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Is it any of our business whether a Portland police officer sometimes wears World War II Nazi uniforms or allegedly yelled racist and homophobic statements as a teen?The City of Portland claims it ...   More
Wednesday, October 1, 2003 Nick Budnick

Cooling the "Hotshot"

Probe of local lawyer expands.

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The case against hotshot defense lawyer Randy Ray Richardson is growing.In April, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schrunk accused his former prosecutor of bribing a witness to lie on the sta ...   More
Wednesday, September 17, 2003 Nick Budnick

Kendra James' REVENGE

Mark Kroeker's handling of the controversial shooting led to his sudden exit.

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The boomerang that finally took out Mark Kroeker, it now appears, was launched by Kendra James.Speculation that Mayor Vera Katz had lost patience with the chief had been circulating for almost a y ...   More
Wednesday, September 10, 2003 Nick Budnick


Pipe bomber cops a plea.

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The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office dodged a potentially thorny legal challenge last week when Timothy Michael Goff pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder.Three years ago, Go ...   More
Wednesday, September 3, 2003 Nick Budnick

"Don't Come Back!"

Unwelcoming party forces Bush donors into--gasp!--mass transit.

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Last week's fundraising visit by President George Bush went smoothly because the Portland Police Bureau finally got tough--not with protesters, but with the White House.The police were blasted las ...   More
Wednesday, August 27, 2003 Nick Budnick

Smoking Guns

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After a respected police consultant dropped a bombshell on the city of Portland Tuesday, the question now seems to be whether the blast will be contained. The Police Assessment Resource Center of Lo ...   More
Wednesday, August 27, 2003 Nick Budnick

Missing the Grade

Bush's environmental report card indicates Shrub is any color but green.

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Our Commander-in-Chief invades Oregon this week to collect gobs of campaign cash and tout his timber plan--part of a pre-election effort to stave off criticism of his stands on the environment and ...   More
Wednesday, August 20, 2003 Nick Budnick


Three years ago, Barry Hornstein's world was blown apart. Next month, cops and lawyers will try to put the pieces back together.

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Barry Hornstein isn't sure what he thought when he walked outside that morning and saw a length of pipe lying in his Laurelhurst driveway. But he's certain that as he drew back his right leg to kn ...   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2003 Nick Budnick


City auditor mulls purge of police oversight committee.

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Two weeks ago, even as Portland was still abuzz with the fatal police shooting of Kendra James, the City Council did something strange. By a unanimous vote, the council reined in the public's most ...   More
Wednesday, July 23, 2003 Nick Budnick
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