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Clarification On County Soda Tax


A clarification: The promotional text appearing on WW boxes around town this week, for a story about a proposed ballot measure that would tax sugar-added drinks in Multnomah County, is misleading.
The story itself...   More
Thursday, January 12, 2012 by COREY PEIN

15-Year-Old Shooting Suspect Was At East Portland 'Shooting Gallery'


Portland police this morning announced the arrest of a suspect in a Jan. 8 shooting on a street so notorious that some residents call it the shooting gallery.
The street is Southeast 162nd Ave, on the border with Gresham, and its problems were described at length by WW    More
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 by COREY PEIN

VIDEO: From West Point To Pot Smuggler, A Third-Party Congressional Candidate's Adventure


The major party candidates to replace Oregon's former First Congressional District Rep. David Wu—Democrat Suzanne Bonamici and Republican Rob Cornilles—have captured most of the media attention and donor support.

But WW also took the time last week to inter...   More
Monday, January 9, 2012 by COREY PEIN

Hard Drug Holidays: Adding Up Portland Arrests Over New Year's


The results are in from the holiday weekend. What follows is a list of the most-abused substances in Portland, as roughly measured by the charges upon arrest for people booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center between Friday, Dec. 31, 2011 and Sunday, Jan. 2, 2012.

Cocaine: 18
Heroin: 18
Meth: 17
Alcohol (on public property): 7
Prescription drugs (unspecified): 2
Thursday, January 5, 2012 by COREY PEIN

New York Times Discovers Vegan Bodybuilder

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Back in 2008, WW profiled the founder of veganbodybuilding.com, Robert Cheeke. Today, The New York Times travels to Huntsville, Alabama, and introduces us to another member of what the paper calls "a niche community of vegan bodybuild...   More
Thursday, January 5, 2012 by COREY PEIN

Résumé-Building With Occupy Portland


Occupy Problem: "Our volunteering system, frankly, is lacking and underdeveloped."

Occupy Solution: "Well, we have thought of a way to to get more assistance through volunteering, AND, handsomely rewarding those who happen to be a student of colleges and universities. We have decided to accept inquiring students to become interns for Occupy Portland. Students who volunteer with us can get c...   More
Thursday, January 5, 2012 by COREY PEIN

Success Today: Selling Your Company To Walmart In A City Without Walmarts

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It's so hard to keep up. If apps are cool, and Walmart is uncool, then developing mobile apps for Walmart must be… so uncool it's    More
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 by COREY PEIN

Home Away From Home

Records raise doubts that Metro candidate Helen Ying lives in the right district.

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Helen Ying, an educational consultant and former vice principal at Parkrose High School, has a lot going for her in her campaign to join the Metro Council. She has friends, for starters. Counc   More
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 COREY PEIN

Portland Police Bureau Acknowledges Problems With Use-Of-Force Reviews

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It appears that the federal civil rights investigation into the Portland Police Bureau, announced in July, has produced its first tangible result: A change in procedure requiring that a supervising officer respond to the scene of all reported use-of-force incidents.

A bureau announcement, published ...   More
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 by COREY PEIN

Oregon Corrections-Related Chart Of The Year

Does higher incarceration lead to lower crime?


This comes from a report delivered to Gov. John Kitzhaber today by the Oregon Commission on Public Safety, a group charged with finding ways to cut criminal justice costs and chaired by Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul J. De Muniz.The report makes its point more concisely than the rest of the 19-page report, available for...   More
Friday, December 30, 2011 by COREY PEIN
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