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Body Double Standard

How Legacy Health’s acquisition of cadavers—now under FBI investigation—escaped state scrutiny.

In the spring of 2013, Portland hospital system Legacy Health launched a body donation program to obtain cadavers for surgical training.  That June, the Oregon Legislature passed a law    More
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 AARON MESH, KATE WILLSON

Mayor Charlie Hales Announces Natural Grocers Will Anchor MLK Boulevard Site Abandoned by Trader Joe's


Mayor Charlie Hales this morning announced Colorado-based grocer Natural Grocers will anchor a development on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard that Trader Joe's abandoned after backlash this spring.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 by AARON MESH

Assurety NW, an Urban-Renewal Success Story, Will Leave Lents


The East Portland neighborhood of Lents is losing one of its few success stories from 15 years of urban renewal.

The Portland Development Commission has poured more than $96 million into Lents since 1998. As WW   More
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by AARON MESH

Posthumous Legacy

The FBI is investigating how Legacy Health obtained cadavers for scientific research.

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The FBI is conducting a criminal investigation of a division of Legacy Health, looking into allegations that the Portland hospital system improperly obtained dead bodies for scientific research,   More
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 AARON MESH

In the Companies Of Strangers

I spent a week renting from Airbnb, Uber and other sharing-economy startups. Here's what your neighbors are up to.

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The summer wind presses Marquam Hill like the dank breath of a stranger talking too close. I’m lying on the hardwood floor of a barely furnished apartment along with two dentists, a Bronx high   More
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 AARON MESH

Carl Wolfson Will Be Heard in Downtown Portland This Fall

XRAY.FM finalizes deal to take over KZME


The ink is dry on the deal to quadruple the signal reach of radio startup XRAY.FM.

WW reported in June that rock-and-talk station KXRY-FM 91.1—better known as XRAY.FM—was in talks to merge with indie-rock station KZME-FM 107....   More
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 by AARON MESH

Portland Asks for Help Picking Places to Increase Disabled Access

VIDEO: One obstacle is getting in the the door at the Portland Building.


Portland officials are asking for help figuring out where to start fixing city parks and buildings that don't give access to people with disabilities.

WW reported Wednesday that the city has identified 25,829 places on city property that don't meet the stan...   More
Friday, August 22, 2014 by AARON MESH

FBI Is Investigating Improper Cadaver Donations; Legacy Health Subpoenaed


The FBI is investigating whether bodies from Portland-area funeral homes have been improperly obtained and used for medical research.Documents obtained by WW show a federal grand jury in May subpoenaed records from Legacy Health, a major Oregon health care provider. Whistleblowers have alleged that Legacy Research Institute's body-donation program may have accepted...   More
Friday, August 22, 2014 by AARON MESH

Portland Bottling Wants to Know If It Can Lower Its City Fines


Portland Bottling Co. had vowed to fight $449,916 in charges and fines levied by the city Bureau of Environmental Services for    More
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by AARON MESH

Obstacle Course

Portland has 25,000 places where the city doesn't comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act

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In 2011, the city of Portland and the Portland Timbers completed a $31 million renovation of the stadium now called Providence Park. The city-owned stadium added a concourse, concession stands,    More
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 AARON MESH
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