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Murmurs: The Moment Of Silence For Kutai Is Over.


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There has been a troubling silence from the elected officials who run Metro about problems concerning the highest-profile enterprise they oversee, the Oregon Zoo. WW first reported six cotton-top tama   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Terry Bean’s Problem


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A senior citizen goes to bed with a young adult who could be his grandchild, claims to have fallen in love with him, stashes him in his home, pays him an “allowance” and then gets screwed when   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: We Hate Coal. We Love Coal. (We Can’t Decide.)


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Gov. John Kitzhaber’s growing opposition to a proposed coal-export terminal in Oregon (“Coal-line Stand,” WW, June 4, 2014) will get a test this week. The Oregon Department of Transportation   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: It’s All Happening At The Zoo


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The exotic animals held at the zoo are alarmingly unwell, and I can’t help but think they should not be there at all [“12 Mammals That Matter to the Oregon Zoo,” WW, May 28, 2014]. I perso   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: News That Won’t Keep You On A Waiting List.


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Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith says she’s serious about closing the gap in the way the district disciplines African-American students. In recent years, black students have been    More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Responding To An “Attack”


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It’s common for some to consider themselves in the vanguard of history, and equally common for them to end up in history’s dustbin. Locally, it is not as common to see such vainglorious self   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Boil This News Before Reading.


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Not just any proposal can alarm both churches and the purveyors of lottery tickets and cigarettes. But places of worship and convenience stores are the groups expressing the loudest opposition t   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Oregon’s Juvenile Offenders


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Willamette Week’s piece on juvenile justice in Oregon, “Spare the Jail, Spoil the Child?” [May 7, 2014], is a one-sided tribute to the dying gasps of dinosaurs. Across the country, states ar   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Inbox: Making Our Streets Safer


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While Willamette Week accurately notes that the number of pedestrian fatalities has remained static in recent years, this does not address the root issue that explains the need for increased rev   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Let Them Eat Pavement.


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It’s not every day that a conservative talk-show host suggests spending more taxpayer dollars. But during his May 8 show on KXL-FM 101.1, Lars Larson floated an alternative to Mayor Charlie Hale   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 WW Editorial Staff
 

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