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Missing Justus

A Portland cop says he was forced out of his job over a human-trafficking case.


Cops and Courts
The Portland Police Bureau’s former point man on the issue of human trafficking has put the city on notice that he intends to sue his former supervisor for gender harassment.   More
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Watch the Video: Blumenauer Says "Public Broadcasting in the Crosshairs"

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With the newly Republican-controlled Congress set to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from the federal budget, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) has joined with NPR and local PBS s...   More
 
Monday, February 14, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Oregon Congressman Who Met Mubarak Praises Dictator's Ouster

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Several members of Oregon's congressional delegation today were quick to issue statements praising protesters in Egypt for finally ousting President Hosni Mubarak."February 11th will live long in the hearts of all Egyptians," U.S. Sen....   More
 
Friday, February 11, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Portland Adventist Death: "Liability Overrules Human Decency"

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WW this afternoon caught up with Portland Police Sgt. Deb Steigleder. She was one of the cops on scene last night when staff at Portland Adventist Medical Center refused to leave the hospital to help a man who died in the parking lot.Steigle...   More
 
Thursday, February 10, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Tough Time for Scientologists: A Story in The New Yorker and a Lawsuit in Portland

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 It's shaping up to be a tough month both in Portland and nationwide for the Church of Scientology.On a national level, a takedown published this week in The New Yorker can't be good for the religion founded by sci-fi writer L. Ron Hubbard.And locally, Scientolog...   More
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Schrunk’s Successor

News of DA Mike Schrunk’s possible retirement stirs speculation about who might replace him.


Multnomah County
Word that Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schrunk is considering retirement (see Murmurs, WW, Feb. 2, 2011)
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Civilian Oversight, Minorities and Crime Solving: Excerpts from the Police Bureau Budget

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If you're like 60 percent of Portlanders, you feel safe walking in your neighborhood at night. And if you're like 87 percent of Portland cops, you're white.Those are two of the more interesting statistics to come out of the proposed police bureau budget released by the City of Portland this week.
We'll have a piece in tomorrow's WW with a look at proposed new spending by the Police Bureau as we...   More
 
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

They're Back: Legislators Try Again to Keep Handgun Licenses Secret

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Back during the 2009 legislative session, we made state Rep. Kim Thatcher (R-Keizer) a Rogue of the Week for attempting to undermine Oregon's public-records law—specifically, by pushing a bill that would have kept secret the identities of people licensed to carr...   More
 
Monday, February 7, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

JUICY SUITS: Smoked Out by Snoop Dogg's Uncle at Reo's Ribs

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A Southwest Portland woman is suing Snoop Dogg's uncle for $90,000 after the man allegedly drove her out of her home with noxious smoke from a barbecue joint in Johns Landing.
In a lawsuit filed Jan. 31 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Gerriann Fox claims she's been forced at times to abandon her $294,000 row house because of smoke pouring out of Reo's Ribs. The restaurant opened last April i...   More
 
Saturday, February 5, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Lisa Naito on MultCo DA's Job: "I Wouldn't Rule It Out"

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With the news out that long-time Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schrunk is contemplating retirement, insiders have mentioned one interesting possible replacement: Lisa Naito.Naito was a deputy district attorney in Schru...   More
 
Friday, February 4, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN
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