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Numbers are key to the fate of the accused Christmas Tree Bomber.

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Inmates in custody of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office as of Nov. 28: 1,167 Inmates arrested by the FBI: 3 Number of inmates charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction: 1 Wee   More
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 COREY PEIN

Wine & Bull

IRS frowns on local tycoon’s party expenses.

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A previously unreported tax dispute involving one of Oregon’s richest citizens sheds light on some wealth-protection strategies that aren’t necessarily available to the average working stiff   More
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 COREY PEIN

Rob Ingram, Who Tried To Steer Portland Teens Away From Gangs, Dies

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Rob Ingram, director of Portland's Office of Youth Violence Prevention under three City Commissioners, died today of a heart attack, according to a friend. He was 38.

In that position, created under Mayor Tom Potter, Ingram played a key civilian role in the city's gang counter-recruitment efforts, supervising a team of outreach workers who met with "disconnected" youth around the city.   More
Sunday, November 27, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Hotseat: Occupy the Law

First Amendment experts talk protest tactics and free speech.

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Occupy Portland has commanded media attention by camping in two city parks for 39 days, staging marches downtown and, last week, taking their protest inside local bank branches. Both the U.S. and Oreg   More
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 COREY PEIN

Governor Declares Death Penalty Moratorium; Gary Haugen's Execution Delayed

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Gov. John Kitzhaber today reprieved death row inmate and convicted murderer Gary Haugen, whose scheduled execution yesterday was upheld by the state's highest court. In so doing, Kitzhaber made clear that there would be no further executions in Oregon for the duration of his term.

In a written statement released this afternoon, Kitzhaber says he was haunted by two executions he allowed duri...   More
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Mike Reese Decides Against Mayoral Run


Ten days after forming a political fundraising committee, and after a weekend of bad press inspired by his own    More
Monday, November 21, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Chaos to Checkmate

Mayor Adams and Occupy Portland played a game in city parks. Police Chief Reese won.

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Occupy Portland had countless moments of beauty, absurdity and anger. In the end, it was downright ugly. The 39 days of occupation in Lownsdale and Chapman squares began as an idealistic stateme   More
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 COREY PEIN, NIGEL JAQUISS

Most Protesters Gone, Park Cleanup Underway; Fences Up Soon (Updated)


Wearing face masks and latex gloves, Portland police and parks bureau employees after daylight began cleaning up the remnants of the Occupy Portland camps at Chapman and Lownsdale Squares. Most protesters had left by 9:30 am.    More
Sunday, November 13, 2011 by COREY PEIN

City Says Occupy Camp Needs To Clean Up—Or Else (Updated)


Portland City Hall is taking steps that will likely accelerate a confrontation with the Occupy Portland camp one block away.    More
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Gay Rights Advocates Scuttle Efforts For Equal Marriage Measure In 2012


Citing "the expense of waging a statewide political campaign in the midst of an economic crisis," Oregon's largest gay rights organization has announced that it will not pursue an equal marriage ballot measure in 2012. Democratic blog BlueOregon first reported the announcement b...   More
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 by COREY PEIN
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