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How Symone Sanders Began Defusing Bernie Sanders' Race Problem in Portland

UPDATE: The candidate met with Don't Shoot Portland leaders after his rally.


The appearance of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in Portland on Sunday night didn't just set campaign attendance records. It also marked the start of an urgent effort to fix the Democratic presidential candidate's foundering message on race.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015 by AARON MESH

The 13 Home-Run Lines from Bernie Sanders' Portland Speech

An estimated 28,000 people rallied at the Rose Quarter on Sunday night.


Sen. Bernie Sanders threw a socialist social in the Rose Quarter on Sunday night—and so many people came, thousands didn’t get to see him speak. The insurgent Democratic presidential candidate from Vermont drew an estimated 28,000 people to his Portland event. The 19,000 supporters that managed to get into the Moda Center drank Widmer bee...   More
Sunday, August 9, 2015 by AARON MESH

With the Fennica Back in Alaska, Here's What Shell Has Planned for the Arctic

Hint: 15 years of drilling.


Getting the icebreaker MSV Fennica out of Portland has unlocked Arctic drilling for Shell Oil.

As WW reported in Wednesday's cover story, the oil giant began drilling in the Chukchi Sea five minutes after the Fennica pas...   More
Friday, August 7, 2015 by AARON MESH

Lane County Judge Delays Terry Bean's Trial Until Sept. 1

Prosecutors asked for more time to find the alleged victim, who is missing.


A Lane County judge today delayed the sex crimes trial of Portland developer and activist Terry Bean to give prosecutors more time to find his alleged victim, who prosecutors say is on the run across two states trying to avoid testifying.

The trial, which was slated...   More
Friday, August 7, 2015 by AARON MESH

Portland Firefighters Organizing a "No-Confidence" Vote Against Chief Erin Janssens


Firefighters with Portland Fire & Rescue are circulating a letter calling for a "no-confidence" vote against Chief Erin Janssens.

The letter, which has been obtained by WW and was sent this week to all city fire stations, lists several reasons why firefighters should express their lack of support for Janssens.

Among them: Janssens    More
Thursday, August 6, 2015 by AARON MESH

OLCC Wants to Sign a Disputed $1.7 Million Contract to Track Legal Weed


Oregon’s legal-weed overlords are trying to move forward with a disputed $1.7 million state pot contract.
In May, Florida software company BioTrackTHC sued the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, claiming state regulators    More
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 by AARON MESH

Terry Bean's Alleged Victim is On the Run from Police with His Mother, Prosecutors Say


Prosecutors in the sex-abuse case against Portland developer and activist Terry Bean say the 17-year-alleged victim has been on the run from police for two weeks across California and Oregon, trying to avoid a subpoena to testify in Bean’s impending trial.
The teenaged boy fled by train with his mother from San Diego around July 25, buying an Amtrak ticket to Eugene <...   More
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 by AARON MESH

Terry Bean's Alleged Victim is Missing, Prosecutors Say


The 17-year-old alleged victim in the sex-abuse case against Portland developer and Democratic Party activist Terry Bean has gone missing, prosecutors told a Lane County judge this morning.

The Register-Guard in Eugene    More
Friday, July 31, 2015 by AARON MESH

Federal Judge Orders Greenpeace to Pay $2,500 for Each Hour Protesters Block Icebreaker

UPDATE: Court says fines will increase to $10,000 an hour by Sunday morning.


A federal judge in Alaska ruled this morning that environmental group Greenpeace USA will be fined $2,500 for each hour its activists block an icebreaking ship from leaving Portland by dangling from ...   More
Thursday, July 30, 2015 by AARON MESH

Nóirín Plunkett, Gender Activist in Portland Tech, Dies at 30


Nóirín Plunkett, a former Portland activist for gender equality in software development, has died in Cambridge, Mass.
Plunkett received national attention after she was sued last year by her ex-husband, a Portland computer programmer, over allegations he sexually assaulted her.
Plunkett's death was    More
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by AARON MESH

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