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Progressive Groups: Salem to See Single-Payer Health Care Bill in 2011


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After President Obama and Democrats in Congess failed to even put universal single-payer health care on the table, progressive groups say they'll bring a bill to the Oregon Legislature in 2011 that would establish that option in the state.

The announcement fro...   More
 
Monday, November 15, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

Best Name Change Ever? Superman Strange Shadow!


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Each day, a handful of local folks request an official name change by filing a one-page document in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Normally they're women changing their own name, or their children's names, due to a switch in marital status. Sometimes it's someone    More
 
Friday, November 12, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

JUICY SUITS: Sexual Harassment Allegations at Everett Street Bistro


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Everett Street Bistro, a European-style eatery in the Pearl District, faces a lawsuit by a former employee who claims he was sexually harassed by the owner.

In the lawsuit filed Nov. 1 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, the plaintiff—who filed the suit using only the initials "SET"—claims he worked as a waiter and bartender in the restaurant from January ...   More
 
Thursday, November 11, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

The Big Quake: Is Your Furniture Bolted?


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Recent news about the eruption of Mount Merapi in Indonesia reminded us of a WW cover story this year about the Northwest's own looming natural disaster—   More
 
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

Suspended Lawyer Allan Knappenberger Fights for Reinstatement


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The Oregon State Bar's board of governors will decide this week whether to recommend reinstating one of Portland's most notorious lawyers.

Divorce lawyer Allan Knappenberger has asked the bar to return his license to practice law—a necessary step for lawyers under lengthy disciplinary suspension. The bar's 16-member board is set to vote Saturday whether to reco...   More
 
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

Read the Police Reports: The Kiss That Landed Desmond Moore in Jail


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Newly released police reports (PDF) from the Washington County Sheriff's Office tell the story of how 21-year-old Desmond Moore landed in jail last month on suspicion of first-degree sex abuse, second-degree kidnapping, attempted third-degree sex a...   More
 
Friday, November 5, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

Ballot Counting at MultCo: 'Could Be a Late Night'


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Counting ballots in Multnomah County to decide the Oregon governor's race and other contentious ballot questions could continue into the wee hours tonight, says county Elections Division spokesman Eric Sample.

"I think we're going to be counting throughout the day and into the evening," Sample tells WW. "It could be a late night."

Elections workers so far have counted...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

Election Fallout: Cogen's Choice to Run Against Adams Now More Difficult


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Anyone handicapping the 2012 Portland mayor's race—as we did in our print edition this week—should note one down-ballot result from the just-concluded 2010 election that could play a crucial role in one potential candidate's decision to run.

Multnomah C...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN

Executive Decision

Jockeying for the 2012 election begins today.


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The TV ads are finished, the candidate parties are over, and the lawn signs are coming down in the 2010 election. But for die-hard politicos, handicapping and jockeying for position in the next big lo ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Collymore Vs. Smith: Election-Night Plans as Prologue?


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  If a candidate’s election-night plans are any indication of their campaigns’ mindsets, we found recent announcements from Karol Collymore and Loretta Smith particularly interesting. The two women are vying to represent North and Northeast Portland on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. Collymore’s friend, Stephen Marc Beaudoin, sent out Facebook invitations last week to “j...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by JAMES PITKIN
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