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Zahra Hamid Sultan

One Iraqi refugee among 2 million—and counting.

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Zahra Hamid Sultan is an Iraqi refugee helping some of the 2 million people also forced to leave her homeland. Sultan, 37, and her two teenage daughters have been living in Amman, Jordan, since 2002, ...   More
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Julie Sabatier

Rights of Passage

As Juneteenth and Gay Pride converge, a comparison of the civil rights and gay rights movements.

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Opponents of Oregon's new laws protecting gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people from discrimination label the protections "special rights," echoing opponents of civil-rights laws for Afri ...   More
Wednesday, June 13, 2007 Julie Sabatier

Post Stress Syndrome

An impending postage rate hike means headaches for Portland's small-press hub of niche publications.

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As everyone grumbles about the cost of a first-class stamp rising 2 cents last week, small publications in Portland such as Plazm and Bitch are sweating their own rate hikes looming this summer. They ...   More
Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Julie Sabatier

Get Smart

Portlanders want to keep learning, and we want to do it on the cheap.

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Reece Marshburn sits down at a piano in the back of Room 314 in Reed College's Eliot Hall and begins singing a Sun Ra song. "Talkin' about nuclear war. It's a motherfucker," he belts out, and seven wo ...   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Julie Sabatier

The village people

Portland’s homeless camp may be spawning imitators.

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After six years as the country’s only government-sanctioned tent city, Portland’s Dignity Village encampment has admirers wanting to clone it.When a tent city recently arose 114 miles up I ...   More
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 Julie Sabatier

HOT ACTION: Greg Palast

Portland lefties may have had a creeping sense of déjà vu last night at the First Unitarian Church as Greg Palast began his presentation with the same opening line he used nine months ago, when he launched his Armed Madhouse book tour here in Stumptown. “These are CNN's balls,”...   More
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 by Julie Sabatier

Radio daze

Musical chairs at OPB.

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On Sunday nights, Scott Jackson liked to kick back, read the paper and tune in to Oregon Public Broadcasting for Steven Cantor's Beats and Pieces. The music show defined eclectic, playing everything ...   More
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 Julie Sabatier

As the buffalo roams

A $9,500 buffalo painting, the son of a jailed Native American activist and a big tax debt intersect in a Portland art gallery.

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Most Americans moaning about their taxes don't have as odd a tale to pay them off as the son of famed Indian activist Leonard Peltier, who's hoping his dad's painting of a buffalo will help solve his ...   More
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 Julie Sabatier

HABITAT: A Renter's Survival Guide

Tips to remember if you're not ready to buy.

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Let's face it: Buying a house isn't for everyone. And maybe it's not for you right now. But you gotta live somewhere, so here are some tactics to help you survive and prosper in Renter's World: Put i ...   More
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 Julie Sabatier

Rocky Horror

This 16-ton chunk of space metal sets off a weird fight in the Leg.

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The last time the Willamette Meteorite was on display in Oregon, the Victrola was considered innovative technology. In 1905, Elizabeth Dodge bought the 16-ton iron-nickel meteorite—the largest ...   More
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 Julie Sabatier
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