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The Naked Tooth

Survivor star bites bouncer in nightclub fracas.

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Portlander Lindsey Richter may have gained an international following since appearing on the television show Survivor in late 2001, but the 28-year-old former account exec's survival skills failed ...   More
Wednesday, July 23, 2003 Nick Budnick

When Kroeker Pulled the Trigger

Portland's police chief has fired his weapon--twice.

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The early-morning quiet is shattered by a 40-pound rock crashing through a store window, sending shards of glass spinning across the sidewalk. The smash-and-grab gang springs into action. As two p ...   More
Wednesday, July 16, 2003 Nick Budnick

Kicking Kroeker's Wheels

How does Portland's embattled top cop rate on his own scale?

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Three years ago, while describing the job of a police chief, Mark Kroeker stressed the importance of allies, which he likened to spokes on a wagon wheel."You have several spokes," Portland's top cop s ...   More
Wednesday, July 9, 2003 Nick Budnick

Legal Hotshot Climbs Back into Ring

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Hotshot criminal-defense lawyer Randy Ray Richardson is currently under investigation for possible witness tampering (see cover story, WW, May 28, 2003) but that didn't stop him from showing up ...   More
Wednesday, June 11, 2003 Nick Budnick

Anatomy of a Police Shooting

Citizens will now get the chance to dissect Kendra James' death.

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It's been two weeks since a grand jury declined to prosecute Portland police Officer Scott McCollister for the May 5 fatal shooting of Kendra James, a 25-year-old African-American woman who attemp ...   More
Wednesday, June 4, 2003 Nick Budnick

Randy Richardson was a hotshot criminal- defense lawyer. Now he needs one.

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Take a look at the photo above.It captures someone of confidence. A self-assuredness that approaches arrogance. It's the kind of photo you could imagine being shot at a graduation party, or after a ...   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2003 Nick Budnick


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In the furor over the May 5 killing of Kendra James as she drove away from a traffic stop, there's still one question that has not been asked: Why did Officer Scott McCollister pull his gun?The ea ...   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2003 Nick Budnick

Ted's Owl Problem

Environmentalists wonder whether the governor is still committed to protecting state forests.

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When it comes to the spotted owl, Ted Kulongoski finds himself in a situation that's almost as tenuous as that of the threatened bird. As a candidate, he promised his administration would "lead by e ...   More
Wednesday, May 7, 2003 Nick Budnick

Corporate Media Is the Disease

And this man says he has the cure.

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Normally, if someone wants to slam my salary and belittle my bosses, my immediate impulse is to say, "Hold on, let's hit a bar so we can do this together."Unfortunately, whoever on March 27 accused ...   More
Wednesday, April 23, 2003 Nick Budnick

There Goes the Judge

Portland's version of Judge Judy may need a long commercial break.

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Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Dorothy Baker has a long history of pissing people off. In fact, it's been a point of pride with the woman who holds the hammer over Portland's repeat drunk dr ...   More
Wednesday, March 26, 2003 Nick Budnick
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