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Crushed By Indifference?

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In the early morning hours of Jan. 30, 1997, garbage sorters at the Metro Waste Transfer station in Northwest Portland noticed an unusual item amid the piles of refuse on the conveyor belt that fe ...   More
Wednesday, November 27, 2002 Chris Lydgate

Mercury Falling

Homeland Security Act inoculates drug makers against autism lawsuits.

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When President George W. Bush signed the Homeland Security Act in the White House on Monday, he praised the bill as a "heroic action" that demonstrated "the resolve of this great nation to defend ...   More
Wednesday, November 27, 2002 Chris Lydgate


Who's gonna wind up with Reuben Lenske's millions?

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Aug. 11, 1998, was a perfect day for a wedding, with the mercury hovering in the 80s, and Rabbi Joshua Stampfer had no particular reason to fret. He had joined together hundreds of couples in his ...   More
Wednesday, November 20, 2002 Chris Lydgate


Dozens of mentally ill residents stand to lose their homes.

Rogue of the Week
Last Wednesday, the 69 residents of the Taft Hotel, located at Southwest 13th Avenue and Washington Street, got a nasty shock.At a tense meeting in the lobby, the hotel's operator, Cascadia Behavior ...   More
Wednesday, November 13, 2002 Chris Lydgate

Missing the Boat

The gap between rich and poor in Oregon is second widest in the nation

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A rising tide lifts all boats, but a new study shows that during the go-go '90s, Oregon's yacht owners rose a lot higher than its canoeists. Between 1989 and 2000, according to a study by the Oregon ...   More
Wednesday, November 6, 2002 Chris Lydgate

Rebooting the Psystem

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Portland's biggest mental-health agency is eyeing massive layoffs to hold back a tide of red ink.Cascadia Behavioral HealthCare will hand out pink slips to anywhere between 100 and 240 employees T ...   More
Wednesday, October 23, 2002 Chris Lydgate

Bike Strike

Messengers unite--nothing to lose but their chains!

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Eight bicycle messengers at a local delivery service walked off the job and onto the streets last week to protest the firing of a pro-union dispatcher who was allegedly dismissed for broadcasting ...   More
Wednesday, October 23, 2002 Chris Lydgate

Political Pop Quiz

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This week, in keeping with WW's long, proud tradition of pestering politicians with questions profound and trivial, we scrutinized four candidates for federal office: Republican incumbent U.S. Sen ...   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2002 Chris Lydgate

Cargo Kings

They've got money. They've got muscle. They've got power. Will Portland's longshoremen lose it all to a barcode scanner?

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Tethered to Berth 605 at Terminal 6, the waters of the Columbia River lapping against her hull, the Hyundai Emperor is a floating colossus. She could swallow two football fields and still have roo ...   More
Wednesday, October 9, 2002 Chris Lydgate

Hospitals Take HMO to the Mat

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A grudge between two heavyweights in the local medical scene was finally settled last week--and the victor appears to be Legacy Health System.The largest hospital system in the state, with assets ex ...   More
Wednesday, September 4, 2002 Chris Lydgate
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