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The Cold Hard Facts

Failure of seven Multnomah County clinics in state inspection may mean thousands of revaccinations.

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Thousands of vaccinations given last year by the Multnomah County Health Department might have been completely worthless.WW has learned that seven of the county's clinics flunked a routine state inspe ...   More
Wednesday, February 1, 2006 Ian Demsky

Shooting Blanks?

A local doc says a clinic canned him for wanting to revaccinate kids.

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If you're looking for Dr. Joseph Livingston, try Saipan.The 37-year-old children's doctor is now working 5,500 miles away in the tiny Pacific capital of the Northern Mariana Islands after he was fired ...   More
Wednesday, January 25, 2006 Ian Demsky

The Dilettante vs. The Disaster

Down for the County? A wealthy challenger and a self-wounded incumbent punch it out for who gets the belt of Multnomah County chair. And why you should give a damn.

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Shhhh. Unplug from your iPod. Tune out the endless January downpours. Can you hear it? The hushed meetings of campaign strategists, the quiet buzz of fundraising calls, the hail-fellow-well-met chortl ...   More
Wednesday, January 18, 2006 Ian Demsky

Don't Spam So Close to Me

And they're off: County chair candidates already warring over emails

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Multnomah County Chair candidate Ted Wheeler isn't pimping pr0n, v1ag*ra or trying to make your dick bigger (that we know of), but that didn't stop thousands of people from getting unsolicited emails ...   More
Wednesday, January 18, 2006 Ian Demsky

Suicide Defense

How a punk-porn empire is trying to protect its piece of the pie.

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It's not just tattoos, titties and discussion threads—this is business.The best-known name in alternaporn, www.SuicideGirls.com, filed two federal lawsuits recently that take aim at competitors ...   More
Wednesday, January 11, 2006 Ian Demsky

Quickie Crack Pipes

Some Portland convenience stores are all too willing to sell everything you need to smoke crack—and it's perfectly legal.

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As I approached the counter of the Friendly Food Mart at Northeast 60th Avenue and Killingsworth Street, I felt like I was back in high school, about to buy condoms for the first time."Do you guys hav ...   More
Wednesday, January 4, 2006 Ian Demsky
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