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Inbox: Love Elephants, Not Zoo


Letters to the Editor
Thanks to Aaron Mesh for this excellent article [“Tusk, but Verify,” WW, Dec. 12, 2012]. This is the first time the real plans for the offsite preserve were revealed to the public. And it does   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Wolfson Kickstarts Radio Show

We’d rather be out playing in the snow.


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It took less than a week for Carl Wolfson to raise the $40,000 he needed to start an Internet talk-radio show. The former morning host on progressive talk station KPOJ-AM 620 surpassed his Kicks   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Dick's Sporting Goods Says Gun Ban is Temporary

dickssportinggoods

Dick's Sporting Goods has issued a statement this morning about the company's decision to stop selling semiautomatic rifles at its 500-plus stores nationwide.

WW broke the news last night that Dick's ha...   More
 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Goldschmidt Claims he Was Bilked

News that never forgets.


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Ex-Gov. Neil Goldschmidt says he’s been ripped off to the tune of $601,599—the amount he and his wife, Diana, claim in a lawsuit they invested with Arkansas-based Voyager Financial Group. Th   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Left of the Radio Dial


Letters to the Editor
At the end of the day, it costs money to run a radio station [“Who Killed KPOJ?” WW, Nov. 28, 2012]. Money for the license, for the staff, for the electricity, for the equipment. Something has to    More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Elephant Calf Confusion at Oregon Zoo

Can we use an electric prod on zoo officials?


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Oregon Zoo officials are trying to explain away their misleading and false statements after the embarrassing news the zoo’s new baby elephant actually belongs to a California traveling elephant    More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Zoo Traded Away Rose-Tu's Calf to Group that Allegedly Abuses Elephants

elephant beating

Have Trunk Will Travel, the real owner of the Oregon Zoo's new baby elephant, has faced accusations from Animal Defenders International that it has repeatedly abused its animals.ADI last year posted a video that allegedly shows a trainer for the traveling elephant troupe using an ele...   More
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: The Joys of Coffee


Letters to the Editor
A great coffee issue for a great coffee city [“The Caffeinator,” WW, Nov. 21, 2012]. I live in Melbourne, Australia, a city with a massive coffee (and cycling) culture. I visited Portland a fe   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Election Shows Portland Still Divided

Cutting the cords at food-cart pods.


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What can you say about a once-promising politician who lost? That he showed, even in a crushing defeat, Portland’s east-west divide still persists. State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) say   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 WW Editorial Staff
 

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