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Darrel Lee

Portland pastor builds near-term empire, fears long-term locusts.

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From his office at the corner of Southeast Duke Street and 52nd Avenue, Pastor Darrel Lee looks out on the campground that serves visitors to the international headquarters of his Apostolic Faith Chur ...   More
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 Jeremy Gillick

Operation Iraqi Flagdom

At 9 am yesterday morning, Rudy Dietz and a team of about 100 volunteers began planting red and white flags on the green in front of Portland State University. Nine hours and 124,975 flags later, with dusk approaching, the Iraq Body Count Exhibit was in place.
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Monday, March 10, 2008 by Jeremy Gillick

PSU Faculty Protest Trustee Meeting, Continue Threatening to Strike

At 11 am this morning, PSU faculty gathered in the Smith Memorial Student Center to stage a protest during the Oregon University System board of trustees meeting there. The action came just one day after another fruitless negotiating session between the university an...   More
Friday, March 7, 2008 by Jeremy Gillick

Make Your Vote Count in May

Historically, Oregon's primary hasn't mattered much. This year's unusually tight Democratic race, however, means that our 65 delegates from the May 20 primary could determine who will get the nomination. And there are only ...   More
Friday, March 7, 2008 by Jeremy Gillick

Is Portland a Sports City?

At the City Club's Friday Forum today, Trail Blazers President Larry Miller and Timbers owner Merritt Paulson joined hands to proclaim Portland a “Sports City.”

“I knew Portland was a sports city from the time I got here [15 years ago],...   More
Friday, February 29, 2008 by Jeremy Gillick

Early Bird Special

True or False: Early voting is messing up the election. We ask a local critic.

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Since Oregon pioneered its vote-by-mail system a decade ago—allowing people to vote before Election Day—other states have increasingly adopted their own early voting systems. And this year ...   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 Jeremy Gillick

PSU Faculty Threaten Strike

A mass of over 100 red-shirted Portland State University faculty and their supporters rallied outside PSU's Millar library yesterday afternoon in protest of the administration's failure to adequately address their grievances: chiefly, insufficient sal...   More
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 by Jeremy Gillick

Four Dead Pigs

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine intensified its campaign against OHSU today, a move calculated to coincide with the start of a lab it says is in violation of federal law by using live pi...   More
Friday, February 15, 2008 by Jeremy Gillick

Signs of the Times

A bill allowing roadside memorials for bicyclists is coasting through the Legislature.

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The state could erect roadside signs memorializing bicyclists killed by motor vehicles—if their families pay a fee, under a bill that unanimously passed the Oregon House on Monday. “I don& ...   More
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 Jeremy Gillick

Boom With A View

Economics vs. Environment in the Gorge.

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The Columbia River Gorge Commission is deliberating whether to let a lumber company build a 250-unit resort in violation of existing rules against a large-scale development. And Gorge defenders are cr ...   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 Jeremy Gillick
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