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Resignation at Cop Shop

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Portland Police Officer Chad Wilcott has resigned after an investigation into allegations that he made inappropriate sexual comments to one woman and sexually assaulted another.A criminal inquiry by t ...   More
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 Angela Valdez

Feeling MS-cast

Police number-cruncher with multiple sclerosis wants to keep working; bosses say he can't.

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Joe Midgett wishes he were still plotting Police Bureau maps and calculating crime statistics at his desk on the 15th floor of the Justice Center downtown.Instead, he is on medical layoff from his job ...   More
Wednesday, May 4, 2005 Angela Valdez


Inside Portland's illegal club scene.

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2:30 am Saturday, 4067 NE 12th Ave., near Mason Street:A blue light glows over the porch of the small house, casting a hue over Spider, who stands sentry in a sleeveless undershirt, his tattooed arms ...   More
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 Angela Valdez

Not the Usual Suspect

What the hell happened to Luke Deavers?

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The photograph shows 24-year-old Luke Deavers, all strong jaw and shaggy brown hair, with his goateed roommate Ben Shook. Their bright smiles and tired eyes speak of a night well-spent with dear frien ...   More
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Angela Valdez

Full-Court Press on Drug-Free Zones

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A city ordinance allowing police to bar people arrested for drug offenses from certain high-crime neighborhoods will face new constitutional challenges in court this Friday.Motions filed in Multnomah ...   More
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 Angela Valdez

Looking into the Spyglass

Portland's Red Squad past plays into present-day terrorism debate.

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The City Council can draw from a long line of historic police-surveillance abuses as it prepares to reaffirm Portland's liberal-burg status by pulling out of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force.With ...   More
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 Angela Valdez

Gun-Toting Grandpas, Beware!

Social Security cracks down on aging fugitives.

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In the coming months, scores-and maybe hundreds- of disabled and retired Oregonians will lose theirSocial Security checks. These former workers are being kicked off the rolls and deprived of their ret ...   More
Wednesday, March 16, 2005 Angela Valdez

Meth Heads Hit the Mainline

More addicts are injecting, but health agencies are feeling the pinch.

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Last year, homeless agency Outside In collected more than 450,000 used syringes at its downtown needle exchange. That number has risen steadily for the past 16 years, and clinic director John Duke att ...   More
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 Angela Valdez


The Bush administration's attack on assisted suicide is bad news for Oregon's terminally ill.

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Lillian Sullivan, 77, is propped up in a wheelchair in the living room. She can look out on the blooming trees in the parking lot of her Lake Oswego senior apartment complex, but she doesn't leave unl ...   More
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 Angela Valdez
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