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LaMichael’s Wild Ride

The investigation that could have derailed Oregon football’s championship hopes.


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© City of Roses Newspaper Company, 2010Auburn University quarterback Cam Newton isn’t the only Heisman Trophy contender who has caught the attention of NCAA investigators this season. WW h ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Phil Stanford The Peyton-Allan Files

A five-decade-old murder mystery still haunts a local journo.


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Fifty years ago this week, two 19-year-old lovers were brutally murdered in Portland on a Saturday night while parked off Northwest 53rd Drive in Forest Park. Portland State University student Larry P ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

UPDATE - The Longest Odds: Senate Approves $3.4 Billion Settlement for Native Americans




There's an update to our cover story this week about Native American casinos and poverty in Oregon. And it's a bit of news for which American Indians can be thankful.

The U.S. Senate on Friday    More
 
Monday, November 22, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

Adams' Gun Plan Meets With a Mixed Reception at City Hall Hearing




Mayor Sam Adams' plan addressing illegal guns got a mixed reception from the public during a crowded City Hall hearing today. But at least two city commissioners indicated they would support the ordinance when it comes up for a vote next month, providing Adams the majority h...   More
 
Thursday, November 18, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

JUICY SUITS: Man Claims Jiffy Lube Called Him a Turd Burglar




A 29-year-old Milwaukie man is suing his local Jiffy Lube for discrimination after allegedly receiving a mailer calling him a turd burglar.

Tommy Sudlow, manager of the lube shop on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard, says it's all a misunderstanding. He says the coup...   More
 
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

The Longest Odds

Hundreds of millions in casino dollars haven’t lifted Oregon’s Native Americans out of poverty.


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Earlier this month, two white guys from Lake Oswego asked Oregon voters to let them run a casino—a lucrative industry monopolized by American Indians in this state for more than 15 years.     More
 
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Ready, Aim, Fire

Some gang outreach workers say the mayor’s gun plan is a waste.


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Calls of “shots fired” to police are down in Portland. And several gang outreach workers doubt Mayor Sam Adams’ crackdown on illegal guns will work. “It’s a waste,&rdquo ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

The Longest Odds

Hundreds of millions in casino dollars haven’t lifted Oregon’s Native Americans out of poverty.


Cover Story
JACKPOT NATION: More than 1,900 slot machines await gamblers at Spirit Mountain Casino. IMAGE: Darryl JamesEarlier this month, two white guys from Lake Oswego asked Oregon voters to let them run a cas ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Police Chief: Officer in Aaron Campbell Shooting is Terminated




Portland Police Chief Mike Reese just announced that Officer Ronald Frashour has been fired for the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Aaron Campbell last January.

As first    More
 
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

Adams on Illegal Guns: 'The City Has Sat on Its Hands and Ignored It'




Mayor Sam Adams this morning vigorously defended his controversial proposal to crack down on illegal guns, telling WW it will not detract from other efforts to fight gang violence in Portland.

Adams said the city has invested millions in gang outreach efforts in the last two decades but has done very little to eradicate the illegal guns used to perpetrate gang violen...   More
 
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN
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