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Arianna Huffington

She came from the right to take over the left and, oh, how she loves her BlackBerry...and Barack Obama.


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Arianna Huffington used to be her own enemy. That is, she used to be a Republican. Now, she floats progressive ideas on her 2-year-old news and opinion blog, huffingtonpost.com, making herself a pari ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 Nicholas Deshais

Conventional Wisdom

WW's kith and kin arrive for some licentious carousing. How do they compare with past party animals?


News Stories
It ain't no Manifest Destiny of God-fearing hordes hitting the Oregon Trail to civilize us Northwest natives, but watch out anyway, because hundreds of alt-newsweekly types are coming to Portland. Th ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2007 Nicholas Deshais

Daniel Bernstine

PSU's soon-to-be ex-president doubled enrollment and raised big cash, but angered many students and faculty. Why?


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Dan Bernstine likes to smile. And it's hard not to chuckle when he drops one-liners. Bernstine, you are sure, is your friend. So why, when the state Board of Higher Education voted him in as Portlan ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2007 Nicholas Deshais

Read It and Reap

What does Beth Slovic have in common with Brandon Roy?!


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While some other local papers are busy celebrating Pulitzers (been there) and birthdays (we're actually old enough to drink), here at WW we're celebrating something much, much more important—our ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2007 Nicholas Deshais

Space: Cyclists' Final Frontier

Providence employees say hospital gives no love to bike commuters.


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For a hospital that sponsors one of the nation's largest bicycling events, Providence Portland Medical Center doesn't share that support for cycling with its own employees. The Northeast Portland hos ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Nicholas Deshais

The Blog Fog

Does Oregon's media shield protect bloggers?


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When Oregon passed its "Shield Law" offering strong protections to reporters' notes and other confidential info from judicial subpoena, there were no bloggers.The year was 1973. And Oregonians in that ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Nicholas Deshais

Shields up

How will the Northwest’s federal lawmakers vote on protecting reporters’ notes?


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In Oregon and Washington, reporters have robust legal protections for their sources’ confidentiality along with the privacy of their notes and conversations, published or otherwise.In Idaho, rep ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 Nicholas Deshais

Show us your guns

Gun turn-in is this weekend in Northeast Portland. But after Virginia Tech, why not a turn-in at PSU?


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Days before the April 16 carnage at Virginia Tech, a Portland State University housekeeper reported a man wandering around PSU’s West Hall dorm with a handgun.On the same day of the Virginia Tec ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 Nicholas Deshais

Charter-house five

Portland's time-traveling, rhetoric-thieving pols.


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Feeling unstuck in time in the election debate over strengthening the mayor's job? It's true, the May 15 ballot marks the eighth time Portland voters have faced a request to change the city's nearly ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Nicholas Deshais

Hail Mary

Does a certain vegetarian, anti-abortion, antiwar, former TV personality from Oregon want to be president?


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Oregon doesn't churn out much presidential material. Republican Herbert Hoover spent some formative years in Newberg and dallied at Willamette University before heading off to Stanford, the White Hou ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 Nicholas Deshais
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