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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

The Naked Gun

A woman visiting Portland says a cop came to her hotel room to follow up on her case—and took off his clothes.

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A Portland Police Bureau officer is under investigation after a woman visiting from Las Vegas said he arrived at her Pearl District hotel room to follow up on her domestic assault complaint, stripped    More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 AARON MESH

Law Firm Wants Oregon Lawmakers' Communications with Media About Aerial Spraying


A big Portland law firm wants to know what state legislators have been telling the news media about the spraying of weed killers from the air.

Sen. Michael Dembrow (D-Portland) and Rep. Ann Lininger (D-Lake Oswego) unsuccessfully pushed bills this year to restrict aerial spraying, which is used by timber companies to kill weeds on clear cuts.

On July 7, attorney Gr...   More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 by AARON MESH

Bean Counting

Prosecutors say Portland developer Terry Bean is trying to buy his way out of sex-abuse charges.

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Prosecutors say Portland real-estate developer and Democratic Party activist Terry Bean is trying to “purchase an escape” from criminal sex-abuse charges by paying off a teenage boy, his alleged v   More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 AARON MESH
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