Light During Wartime

Oregon missed the 9/11-industrial train, but one local defense contractor has thrived.

News Stories Since 2001, the U.S. government has spent $8 trillion on defense and homeland security, but that largesse has resulted in few local jobs. Oregon receives roughly one-fifth the national average in ... More

Sep 7, 2011 12:01 am by COREY PEIN

Oregon's Fallen

Oregon's war deaths by the numbers.

News One hundred and thirty men and women from Oregon have died in action while serving in the wars in Ir... More

Sep 9, 2011 10:00 am by EMILY GREEN

Irony Lives

The new normal turned out to be a lot like the old normal.

News Stories A decade ago, pundits around the country heralded a new America. Optimists said we’d see Americans more interested and engaged in world affairs. We would all be more serious: Vanity Fair magazine e ... More

Sep 7, 2011 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

The Defender

A Guantanamo lawyer says conservatives have given the state powers they always feared.

News Stories No Portlander is more involved with the aftermath of 9/11 on a national—or global—scale, than Steven Wax. As the federal public defender for Oregon since 1983, leading the office that provides ... More

Sep 7, 2011 12:01 am by MARK ZUSMAN

Never Remember

A decade of Truther movies, considered.

News Stories The letter feels like tidings from 10 years ago: handwritten, packed in bubble wrap, delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. But it arrived at WW a month ago from Paul S. Szymanski of Southwest Portl ... More

Sep 7, 2011 12:01 am by AARON MESH

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