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Back-Seat Big Brother?

Tax-by-the-mile technology to be tested in Oregon.


News Stories
Oregon is on track to road-test whether black-box technology now in cars could one day be used to slap a tax on mileage.No other state taxes by miles driven. And Oregon's civil libertarians and enviro ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 Pete Hunt

MICHAEL TOTTEN

Local writer blogs from the heart of Lebanon's Cedar Revolution.


Q & A
Portland-based writer Michael Totten journeyed to Lebanon a month ago to blog about the revolution rocking that nation.Even for a country where the capital, Beirut, is synonymous with chaos, recent ev ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2005 Pete Hunt

ALEX GIBNEY

Enron documentary director talks about PGE and Portland's role in the film.


Q & A
Director Alex Gibney's new film, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, brings to life the faces behind the collapse of what was America's seventh-largest company come to life.Along with showing Enron' ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Pete Hunt

SEBASTIAN TELFAIR

Touted Blazers rookie looks back on first year of losses, and future in Portland.


Q & A
At age 19, rookie Portland Trail Blazer Sebastian Telfair already can look back on a full hoops life. Along the road from poverty in Brooklyn to lucrative Adidas sneaker endorsements and a multimillio ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 Pete Hunt

What Would Bob Do?


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Former Republican Sen. Bob Packwood has a word of advice for Oregon Sen. Gordon Smith and his fellow GOP-ers running the U.S. Senate.If they're thinking about changing the tried-and-true procedure tha ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Pete Hunt

Barbara Coombs Lee

Assisted-suicide advocate Barbara Coombs Lee talks about Terri Schiavo and Death with Dignity.


Q & A
The furor over the life and death of Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged woman who died last week in Florida, put Barbara Coombs Lee in a familiar role-in the spotlight as the source to turn to for answe ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 Pete Hunt

Thieves Who Took the Decemberists' Gear


Rogue of the Week
This week's Rogue falls into the to-be-identified-later category. But rest assured, the Rogue's gallery has a slot waiting for the thieves who took the Decemberists' gear, if and when the "band-its'' ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 Pete Hunt

Update: Gay-Marriage Status


Special Section Stories
In 1996, the U.S. Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act. The DOMA did not prohibit same-sex marriage, but it did allow states to decline to recognize such marriages performed outside their borde ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 Pete Hunt

The Grandmother Clause

Why is Oregon's biggest green group keeping mum on a key land-use bill?


News Stories
Last week, the Oregon Senate passed Senate Bill 348a vote notable for two reasons. First, it showed that Oregon's most influential environmental defender, 1000 Friends of Oregon, is petrified of a li ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 Pete Hunt
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