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Fact Check

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Two weeks after The Oregonian's Sunday edition ran a front-page profile of math whiz Mark Provo, the paper corrected five factual errors.But Provo says those fixes don't address what he calls other er ...   More
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 Ian Demsky

Starving Art

Everclear's Art Alexakis is trying to lower his payments to his ex-wives.

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Claiming his finances are in dire straits, Everclear frontman Art Alexakis wants to reduce support payments he makes to his two ex-wives.Alexakis—once Portland's most celebrated and reviled post ...   More
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 Ian Demsky

Jailhouse Crock

Bruce Samuelson may have been a thief, a forger, an abusive husband and a snitch. But did he wrongly send a California man to his death?

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Convicted killer Michael Morales sits in a 5-by-8-foot cell in California's San Quentin prison waiting to die.Six hundred and thirty-five miles north, in Vancouver, Wash., lives a man who some believe ...   More
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 Ian Demsky

Lying For Linn?

A former senior adviser to the county chair says Diane Linn told her to falsify public records and run personal errands on county time. A former Linn chief of staff confirms the account.

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With ballots hitting the mailbox this weekend, Laura Bridges has decided to go public with charges that she falsified public records at the direction of her former boss, Multnomah County Chair Diane L ...   More
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 Ian Demsky

Linn Fallout

Multnomah County DA wants state to investigate charges made in WW story by ex-aide to Diane Linn.

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Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schrunk asked the state on Thursday to open an investigation into allegations against County Chair Diane Linn by a former Linn aide who said the chair directed ...   More
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 Ian Demsky

In Bed With Big Wood

Emails show OSU and timber sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G.

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Recently released emails show just how actively Oregon State University's forestry dean helped Big Timber do "damage control" over a grad student's research that found logging after fires hurts forest ...   More
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 Ian Demsky

Whistle While You Shirk?

Some Multnomah County commissioners might be happier working in France, according to a WW records analysis.

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Three of Multnomah County's five commissioners appear to be working closer to a four-day work week than five, according to WW's analysis of appointment calendars and parking records that gave commissi ...   More
Wednesday, April 12, 2006 Ian Demsky

Lesbians And Gays Going Courting

A Portland couple's fight for same-sex parental rights is the opening salvo in a statewide legal campaign.

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Two-year-old Emmett is a blond streak tearing through his North Portland living room. He drives toward a plastic basketball hoop before being denied by the quick reflexes of the mother he calls Meema, ...   More
Wednesday, April 5, 2006 Ian Demsky

One Soldier's Story

As the conflict in Iraq enters its fourth year, wounded Oregon vet Sean Davis opens up his war journal and thoughts.

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On the third anniversary of the war in Iraq, about 10,000 people marched though Portland bearing the slogans and standards of protest.At the same time, 200 miles away, Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Oregon's ...   More
Wednesday, March 29, 2006 Ian Demsky

Cheap Eats 2006

Food Reviews & Stories
Industrial chic meets sandwich style. Whether you're looking for a steel-and-wood fix or just to fill your belly, Industrial Cafe serves up American faves under $10. Lunch standards include a patty melt on dark rye slathered with flavorful grilled onions ($8) or five-cheese mac swimming in melted go   More
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Ian Demsky
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