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Murmurs: A Columbia River... Tunnel?

Taking the CRC debate underground.


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Mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith has released a 1994 settlement agreement that got him off the hook for a misdemeanor assault charge. Smith, then a University of Oregon student, injured a woman   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

The Portland Index: Search Me

How closely does Portland follow web trends?


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Look around—those 17 other people next to you in the coffee shop hunched over their laptops might be hunting the Web for kitty videos or Kate Middleton’s tanning habits. You, of course, are Go   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Apartments, Cars and Parking


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The article states the problem [“Block Busters,” WW, Sept. 19, 2012]. You spoke to 10 residents who have 11 cars among them. It doesn’t matter if they don’t drive them very often, they sti   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Media Throwdown in Washington County

When realtors fib and foodies slice the truth.


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It’s election season, so you can expect campaigns to be making stuff up. But the Measure 79 campaign is the worst in a long time. The measure would amend the state constitution to ban real-estate    More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Missing Jonesin' Crossword Clues

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OK, OK. we heard you: the crossword in today's paper is missing some clues! WW regrets the error. The full clues are below:Across 1) Loud event 12) Mauna ___ 15) She drinks Go-Go Juice and showed her belly to the judges 16) Furthermore 17) Tudor symbol 18) General who's an enemy of Superman 19) Keep a ship from leaving port, maybe 20) On the line...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

Failure To Comply

The feds have used independent monitors to reform police agencies elsewhere. But Portland leaders don’t want one here.


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The U.S. Department of Justice last week released a damning report about the Portland Police Bureau’s use of force. The details may...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Not Doing The Write Thing


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Laurie Notaro came to our writers’ group using a fake name (Laurie Upton) and representing herself as a writer looking for feedback and critique [“Words to the Wolves,” WW, Sept. 12, 2012]   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: 501(c)3s Weigh in on Ballot Measures, OEA Opposes Parents on Compacts

We are the 47 Percent.


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It’s rare for charitable groups to make political contributions—federal law discourages them from converting donations (deductible to the giver) into political cash. But a couple of local 50   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

UPDATED: Feds Find Pattern of Excessive Force by Portland Police Against Mentally Ill

US Department of Justice finds constitutional violations

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The US Department of Justice will announce this morning that it's found the Portland Police Bureau has engaged in a practice and pattern of using excessive force against people who have mental illness, and that the bureau has committed constitutional rights violations. At a Thursday morning press conference, Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez said the investigation foun...   More
 
Thursday, September 13, 2012 by WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Big Brother Is Watching


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Having read this article [“Who’s Listening to Diane Roark?,” WW, Sept. 5, 2012], I found it chilling. Not only by the account from Ms. Roark and how she had been targeted in such an outright   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 WW Editorial Staff
 

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