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THE EX-FILES

Marcia & Steve Moskowitz


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If there had been a cultural dictionary of Portland during the 1980s, the definition of "Progressives" would have been Steve and Marcia Moskowitz.He was a brainy Reedie lawyer who left the city attorn ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 10, 2004 John Schrag

THE WITNESS

Dave Mazzella


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THEN: In October 1990, the talk of the town was the trial of pudgy California neo-Nazi Tom Metzger in a wrongful death suit filed by the family of Mulugeta Seraw, an Ethiopian student who was fatally ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 10, 2004 John Schrag

No Shame at the Big O


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Think WW is obsessed over The Oregonian's coverage of Neil Goldschmidt? Check out the current copy of the American Journalism Review. Inside the monthly trade journal is a 6,935-word account (more tha ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 John Schrag

White Club

Multnomah County approves a new employee support group.


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Showing an astounding proclivity for inclusivity, Multnomah County's Diversity and Equity Office announced last week that a new "employee network group" has formed: "White Males Seeking Equity in ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2003 John Schrag

SKINHEAD REVISITED

A new book reexamines Portland's neo-Nazi legacy.


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"...[A]s he runs down the street toward the action something in Kenneth Mieske explodes.... [He] looks up and when he does he sees his white friend, his skinhead comrade, Kyle Brewster, struggling wit ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2003 John Schrag

The Good, the Bad and the Awful

WW's biennial ranking of the metro-area legislators.


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Reader, beware: What follows is largely gossip and opinion. Every two years, the most powerful people in Oregon sit down in Salem and settle into a massive game of political poker. Thanks to those d ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2003 John Schrag

The Good, the Bad and the Awful

WW's biennial ranking of the metro-area legislators.


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Senate rankings EXCELLENTMax Williams R-Tigard Third House session Overall: 8.09 Brains: 9.21 Integrity: 7.39 Diligence: 8.07 Clout: 7.68 Let's see if we've got this right: Oregon's governor, a ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2003 John Schrag

Freshman Lawmaker off to a Wobbly Start

Rep. Derrick Kitts nabbed for drunk driving.


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Almost from Day 1 of the 2003 legislative session, 29-year-old state Rep. Derrick Kitts has battled the perception that he's more interested in making pals than making policy. First sessions are o ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2003 John Schrag

Braking the Tax Breaks


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At a time when we're slashing medical coverage to senior citizens, kicking music teachers out of our public schools and letting burglars roam free, does it make sense to give tax breaks to yacht o ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2003 John Schrag

Putting the LAW back into LAWmaking


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Everyone seems to agree that the Oregon Legislature broke the law, but what to do about it is another matter. A leading education group is drafting a letter; a prominent Portland lawyer is conside ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2003 John Schrag
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