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Putting the “OR” in “Pork”

WW sniffs out which Oregon lawmakers bring home the most bacon.

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Congressional watchdogs got excited when the U.S. House opened up a window this year into how its members make their sausage. Specifically, pork sausage. And WW was just as jacked by the new rules ca ...   More
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 Ian Demsky

Cliff Hangar

Oregon's odd foray into aircraft maintenance is still losing millions.

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Oregon's unique investment into an aircraft-maintenance facility has finally reversed years of operating losses to bring in more money than it takes to keep open. But hold the applause.The most recent ...   More
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 Ian Demsky

If You Smoke It...

The kids at Parkrose High called the yard near their football field the "Field of Dreams."

That's where Robert B. Kuhn, 47, grew pot for himself and two other medical marijuana users. Neighbors were none too happy about the open-air grow.

Kuhn pleaded guilty to d...   More
Tuesday, February 6, 2007 by Ian Demsky

Dead K-9 Officer Honored

Tonight Deny, a Portland Police K-9 officer, will be posthumously honored with the 2006 K-9 of the Year award along with his handler, Officer Shawn Gore. Deny developed an inoperable brain tumor in September and was put to sleep in October.

Accord to a police statement: Deny's ...   More
Thursday, February 1, 2007 by Ian Demsky

Red Light District

Portland seeks to double its cameras at traffic lights, but the company holding the city's no-bid contract has some legal troubles of its own.

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View fullsize map (87kb) The City of Portland is finalizing plans to double the number of cameras at traffic lights to 12 in a deal with a company that faces charges in another city of bribing ...   More
Wednesday, January 31, 2007 Ian Demsky

Underhand Serve?

Allegations surface that another Multnomah County sheriff's employee intervened in legal matters for personal reasons.

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Multnomah County Sheriff Bernie Giusto's pick for a new key post in the county's jails faces ethical questions after intervening in a court case involving her brother-in-law.The question of personal i ...   More
Wednesday, January 31, 2007 Ian Demsky

NYT to WW: Nice Zinger

Writing about the advent of Portland's aerial tram, The New York Times gave a shout out to WW:

"Small plaques in each cabin note that one is named Walt, for Walt Reynolds, the first African-American to graduate from medical school at the university. The other is named Jean, for Jean Richardson, the first woman to...   More
Monday, January 29, 2007 by Ian Demsky

The Notorious Bigfoot Hunter

Tom Biscardi is arguably the most vilified man in the subculture of Bigfoot enthusiasts and researchers. Cast by many    More
Thursday, January 25, 2007 by Ian Demsky

Iraq: Paying Our Share

Last night's State of the Union—with its promises of balanced budgets (soon) and victory in Iraq (soonish) and triumph in the War on Terror (someday)—may have you wondering about the State of Your Tax Dollars. The National Prior...   More
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 by Ian Demsky

Police Looking For Additional Sex-Offender Victims

After two women were allegedly assaulted in Southwest Portland over the weekend, Portland Police are investigating whether a suspect is linked to additional assaults.

PPB put out this press release summarizing the case today:

On Sunday, January 21, 2007, Central Pr...   More
Monday, January 22, 2007 by Ian Demsky
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