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In Lon We Trust

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WW has learned that an immensely powerful out-of-state force may be quietly backing a minor-party candidate in the tightening race for U.S. senator.Apparently, the Lord God Almighty has reportedly t ...   More
Wednesday, September 4, 2002 Chris Lydgate

Michael B. Woodward / Secure Tomorrow's

Rogue of the Week
Some rogues just don't know when to quit. Take entrepreneur Michael B. Woodward of Vancouver, Wash., a former insurance salesman whose innovative scheme to take advantage of little old ladies has earn ...   More
Wednesday, July 31, 2002 Chris Lydgate

Wasted Youth

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Should the beleaguered Youth Opportunity Center tell the feds to hang on to the $10 million they're planning on sending to Portland?At least one civic leader says it should be considered. "Unless th ...   More
Wednesday, July 17, 2002 Chris Lydgate

Deride the Light II

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As faithful readers of this column may recall, there is little love lost between the Rogue Desk and the misspelled monopolists who run Qwest Communications International. For several years, the 14 ...   More
Wednesday, July 17, 2002 Chris Lydgate

Katie, Bar the Dorm

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Despite months of moaning and groaning, the Portland State graduating class of 2002 in the end mounted no protest against Katie Harman, a.k.a. Miss America 2002, as their commencement speaker.When ...   More
Wednesday, June 19, 2002 Chris Lydgate

The Gary Johnson Experience

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The atmosphere at the Benson Hotel was an intoxicating blend of delirium and wonkery last week, when an eclectic mix of 250 Portlanders jammed the Mayfair Ballroom to listen to New Mexico Gov. Gar ...   More
Wednesday, May 29, 2002 Chris Lydgate


Tired of hearing the same old guff about the War on Drugs from a bunch of blow-dried politicians? Meet chief mutineer Gary Johnson.

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smokin' index ĄGov. Gary Johnson says Just Legalize It. ĄTime to put pot culture out of our misery , a rant ĄWhat really happens if you're bustedIn an era when many of the ideological diffe ...   More
Wednesday, May 22, 2002 Chris Lydgate

Radical SHRiNK

It's loud. It's messy. It's nasty. But psychiatrist Peter Davidson is determined to rescue Portland's mentally ill--whether they like it or not.

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TURNING the CORNERSince Dr. Peter Davidson was hired in July 2001, calls to the crisis hotline are down.So are the number of days spent in psychiatric wards... ...and the number of times Portland po ...   More
Wednesday, May 15, 2002 Chris Lydgate

Qwest Qwapitulates

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Victory!After a yearlong battle, telecom goliath Qwest Communications International last week bowed to public pressure--and a WW readers' campaign--and finally agreed to pay 88 Oregon cities a tot ...   More
Wednesday, May 8, 2002 Chris Lydgate

Get Out of Jail Free

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Facing a critical shortage of jail beds and the possibility of May Day mischief, Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Noelle planned to release as many as 70 inmates back onto the streets Tuesday."This is ...   More
Wednesday, May 1, 2002 Chris Lydgate
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