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One Patient’s Painful Lesson

A woman alleges doctors botched her plastic surgery and never told her OHSU students took part.

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Laura Willis is a Salem housewife and Harley-Davidson enthusiast who saved for years to amass enough money—$12,000—to pay for breast implants and a tummy tuck.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

VIDEO: Ducks Stars Cliff Harris and Darron Thomas Pulled Over Doing 118 mph


KATU News has acquired unedited dashboard video of Oregon Ducks stars Cliff Harris and Darron Thomas being pulled over in June doing 118 mph on I-5 n...   More
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

A Portland Activist Helps Spike TV Pit Saddam Hussein Vs. Pol Pot (With Video)

Kilong Ung

I can't count the number of hours I've spent wondering who would win in an imaginary war between Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard and Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge guerrilla army. Actually, I can: zero.
But in case you've ever imagined that unlikely matchup, Spike TV on Wednesday will help decide who would emerge victorious. And a Portlander who survived the Khmer Rouge genocide will offer his i...   More
Monday, August 15, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Darcelle Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Two OLCC Officers


Legendary Portland drag queen and newly minted author Darcelle XV was arrested Thursday night for allegedly assaulting two Oregon Liquor Control Commission officers, according to    More
Friday, August 12, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

How Much Sweat Will It Take To Pay Off Your Bike's Carbon Footprint?

Bike Bicycle

Over at Slate, freelance writer Brian Palmer asks and answers the question: How far do you have to commute by bike to cancel out the carbon emissions produced in the manufacturing of your bicycle?Palmer's answer: Around 400 miles should erase the bad environmental karma of the 530 pounds of CO2 emissions that go in...   More
Friday, August 12, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

The Gun: I Turn My 9mm Over to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office


Last month, I bought a 9mm handgun in a Safeway parking lot in Northeast Portland, to show how easy (and legal) it is to get a gun on the street.When I published my cover story about the gun earlier this month, I'd planned to turn the pistol over to the Portland Police at the next city-sponsored...   More
Thursday, August 11, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Source: No Indication That Alleged Parking Meter Corruption Extends Upward


As first reported by The Oregonian, federal officials this morning raided the home and city office of Portland city parking manager Ellis McCoy to investigate allegations that he received kickbacks from the city's Florida-based parking-meter company. The feds ha...   More
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

JUICY SUITS: Portland Cop Tasered A Disabled Man on TriMet

Portland Police Badge

The City of  Portland, TriMet and Multnomah County face a federal civil-rights lawsuit that claims a Portland cop Tasered a developmentally disabled man on a public bus. Police reports obtained by WW in a public-records request fill in the cops' side of the story.
According to the suit filed July 21 in U.S. District Court in Portland, Calbruce Jamal Green was on his way home from Gresham t...   More
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

BREAKING: Tom Chamberlain, President of Oregon AFL-CIO, is Strongly Considering a Run for Mayor


Tom Chamberlain, a former Portland firefighter and current president of the Oregon AFL-CIO, tells WW he is strongly considering running for mayor of Portland."I have had a number of people call me in the last two weeks about running," Chamberlain says, "and I haven't said no."Mayor Sam Adams    More
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Rod Underhill Forms Committee to Run for Multnomah County District Attorney

Rod Underhill

A second candidate has officially indicated his interest in replacing Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schrunk.Rod Underhill, a chief deputy district attorney in Schrunk's office, registered a candidate committee on Tuesday with the Oregon Secretary of State's office to run f...   More
Thursday, August 4, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN
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