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George Noory

Coast to Coast's Noory has the key to world peace—but he's not unlocking the door just yet.

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George Noory is the voice of Coast to Coast AM, the syndicated late-night radio show whose millions of devoted fans put the normal back in paranormal. Callers from the future, alien abductions, NASA's ...   More
Wednesday, October 4, 2006 Ian Demsky

Vision For Dollars

How much "visioning" does a quarter-million dollars buy?

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For the all the bang Mayor Tom Potter has gotten for the city's buck with a survey aimed at developing the city's "vision," he might as well have handed out $20 bills to several thousand of the respon ...   More
Wednesday, September 27, 2006 Ian Demsky

Hydro Hogs

Our annual list of the biggest hosers in Portland.

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Sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke famously remarked that it's silly to call our planet Earth when, in truth, it's mostly water.Nobody knows that better than Portlanders, who pay for their pristine summer ...   More
Wednesday, September 27, 2006 Ian Demsky

Security Blanket

WW learns what many in City Hall didn't yet know: Armed guards promised by Mayor Tom Potter have arrived.

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Last December, Portland Mayor Tom Potter promised to beef up security measures at City Hall and the Portland Building by adding armed guards beyond the one stationed in the mayor's suite.Last week, Co ...   More
Wednesday, September 13, 2006 Ian Demsky

Going Down

A problem-plagued elevator tells how Multnomah County's courthouse has declined.

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When the Multnomah County Courthouse's single secure elevator breaks down—which happens maybe once a month—the biggest problem is the chain, according to Sgt. Paul Prigge, a court security ...   More
Wednesday, September 6, 2006 Ian Demsky

Taxi No Evil

How ignoring past orders to shape up after a fatal crash earned Green Cab the largest taxi fine in Portland history.

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Angela Nikodinov withdrew from the U.S. Figure Skating Championships at Portland's Rose Garden last year after her mother died in a taxi crash on I-205 the night before the competition.Investigators l ...   More
Wednesday, August 30, 2006 Ian Demsky

Steal This Bike

If you saw a man on Hawthorne liberating a bike with 2-foot bolt cutters, would you intervene? Say something? Call the cops? You may think so, but we say fat chance. (+ Video!)

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Earlier this month, Portland Police Chief Rosie Sizer presented Citizen Medals of Heroism to four men and one woman who chased and captured a knife-wielding sex offender at the Oregon Zoo.Last month, ...   More
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 Ian Demsky

Open Secrets

WW learns what Multnomah County commissioners write about in their emails during public meetings.

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Watching Multnomah County commissioners typing away on their computers or Blackberrys during public meetings got us wondering: Are they responding to remote quarterbacking from staff, making lunch pla ...   More
Wednesday, August 16, 2006 Ian Demsky

Wolverines In The Mall

City Commissioner Sam Adams asks Michigan's governor for a hand to shift redevelopment of Jantzen Beach.

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From 2,000 miles away, the mitt of Michigan has inserted itself into part of Portland, and City Commissioner Sam Adams wants the Wolverine State's governor to intervene.The basic question: Why does Mi ...   More
Wednesday, August 16, 2006 Ian Demsky

Uninvited Guest

Should Paul Phillips get three minutes once a week to address City Council?

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Wearing an orange and yellow backpack over a checked flannel shirt, Paul Phillips led his guide dog, Charger, to the stately table at the center of Portland's City Council chambers.This summer morning ...   More
Wednesday, August 9, 2006 Ian Demsky
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