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Email Inquisition

Agency that regulates hunters has lesbians, Latinos ducking for cover.

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Brenda Gronsdahl doesn't deny that the rock formations in the photos she emailed to co-workers weren't your average wonders of nature. Depending on your perspective, she concedes, they "could look ...   More
Wednesday, December 4, 2002 Nick Budnick

can't touch this

A crackdown on sexual misconduct has stirred up a spinal flap among Oregon chiropractors.

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Three years ago, Mauro Civica was living a life worthy of the Hallmark Hall of Fame treatment. Raised in an orphanage in Rome, he had suffered a head-on auto accident in Hawaii in 1990 and was hel ...   More
Wednesday, November 27, 2002 Nick Budnick

The Case of the Clubhopping Cop

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A Gresham police officer turned in her badge this week while under investigation for partying with the enemy.In police reports reviewed by WW, informants portray Cheryl Dykehouse as an active memb ...   More
Wednesday, November 20, 2002 Nick Budnick

Heavy Metal Harvest

Fertilizer rules are a risky business.

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With the massive food fight over Measure 27 and the safety of genetically engineered foods, Oregonians may have missed an equally heated discussion going on behind the scenes--not over the labelin ...   More
Wednesday, October 30, 2002 Nick Budnick

The Making of a "Terrorist"

John Ashcroft says native Portlander Patrice Lumumba Fordis a threat to national security--but friends and family are having trouble connecting the dots.

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Lincoln High teacher Mike Sweeney ranks the Class of '89 as one of the best. His senior social-studies students learned about Vietnam and apartheid and even watched a documentary on the war in Afg ...   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2002 Nick Budnick


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Opponents of labeling genetically altered foods have laid out a buffet of reasons to oppose Ballot Measure 27, but their entree argument is that it's not necessary--because the products are strict ...   More
Wednesday, October 9, 2002 Nick Budnick

Flying Their Freakfood Flag High

Biotech giant Monsanto could bust the Oregon campaign-spending record in its attempt to cut off Ballot Measure 27 at the roots.

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Donna Harris, a Portlander and mother of two, says that two years ago she heard a radio report about genetically altered food. It sparked her clash with the political might of the global biotech i ...   More
Wednesday, October 2, 2002 Nick Budnick

Metro Knows

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The November general election is around the corner, so we thought we'd check in with some of the players in a weekly pop quiz. This week, WW put the two Metro President candidates--David Bragdon, ...   More
Wednesday, October 2, 2002 Nick Budnick

Dr. Grant Maurer

Rogue of the Week
Sometimes, late at night, as we scramble through the avalanche of paperwork blanketing the Rogue Desk, we hear a small, still voice whispering our name through the gloom. Then we take a tiny nip o ...   More
Wednesday, October 2, 2002 Nick Budnick

Another S.O.B. Story

Portland's most notorious divorce lawyer again wiggles off the hook.

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For years, some have considered Allan Knappenberger a case study in how not to practice law, but the notorious divorce specialist keeps chugging along--this month pulling off yet another escape fr ...   More
Wednesday, September 18, 2002 Nick Budnick
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