Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1327-1-.html Sat, 30 Aug 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Coverage For All - Is single-payer health care the cure for Oregon? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16851-coverage_for_all_is_single_payer_health_care_the_cure_for_oregon.html

 State Rep. Michael Dembrow wants to establish in Oregon what the White House and Congress couldn’t do in last year’s healthcare reform effort: single-payer health care.

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The Rite Stuff - Here’s a Catholic priest-to-gay groom story that same-sex marriage advocates ought to tell. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16850-the_rite_stuff_heres_a_catholic_priest_to_gay_groom_story_that_same_sex_marriage_advocates_ought_to_.html

 Jim Stephens first spotted Darold Slack on June 16, 2008, standing in the crowd at the Portland Pride Parade.

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Van Jones - What Obama's ex-environmental adviser plans to tell Portland about the green economy. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16377-van_jones_what_obamas_ex_environmental_adviser_plans_to_tell_portland_about_the_green_economy.html Van Jones says he isn’t bitter that he’s no longer President Obama’s environmental adviser and green-jobs guru. Jones, who will be speaking in Portland on Jan. 25, has certainly mov ...]]> Creative Tension - Portland's “New Frontier” of art has a bumpy start. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16378-creative_tension_portlands_ldnew_frontierrd_of_art_has_a_bumpy_start.html Down On The Corner - Buskers and the city revisit a 15-year-old deal. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16964-down_on_the_corner_buskers_and_the_city_revisit_a_15_year_old_deal.html Fifteen years ago, then-Mayor Vera Katz, police, business associations and musicians signed an agreement that dictates when, where and how bucket drummers, fiddlers and human statues ]]> Aches And Games - Local NFL Retirees fight league for disability benefits. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16892-aches_and_games_local_nfl_retirees_fight_league_for_disability_benefits.html This Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers kick off Super Bowl XLV with superhuman feats probably from players like 28-year-old Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and 24-year-ol]]> Drink 2011: The Slammer - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16830-drink_2011_the_slammer_.html Walk into the Slammer and be transported back into a reassuring hybrid of your uncle’s basement den and freshman-year college parties.

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Secession Digression - 150 years after the Civil War: An independent Oregon? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16424-secession_digression_150_years_after_the_civil_war_an_independent_oregon.html Cheap Eats 2011: Noho's Hawaiian Cafe - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17128-cheap_eats_2011_nohos_hawaiian_cafe_.html Cheap Eats 2011: Tuk Tuk Thai - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17177-cheap_eats_2011_tuk_tuk_thai_.html Drink 2011: Dots - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16738-drink_2011_dots_.html  

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Drink 2011: Slow Bar - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16760-drink_2011_slow_bar_.html A step up from My Father’s Place next door, Slow Bar is perfect for late nights when you’re still riding out that post-concert high but hankering for something more glamorous than a dive bar.

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Cheap Eats 2011: Black Sheep Bakery - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17041-cheap_eats_2011_black_sheep_bakery_.html