Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-541-1-.html Thu, 24 Jul 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 The Truth Has Set Her Free - What Oregon’s “Resident Contrarian” says about politics, race and battling depression: An excerpt from Avel Gordly’s memoir. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17275-the_truth_has_set_her_free_what_oregons_%E2%80%9Cresident_contrarian%E2%80%9D_says_about_politics_ra.html As the first African-American woman elected to the Oregon Senate, Avel Gordly has a unique perspective on politics]]> Sum Of Sam - We ask Mayor Sam Adams about his political future, marijuana, cop shootings, leaf fees, the crappy economy, bikes and media coverage of him. We also ask whatever happened to “Mike and Jean.” He wasn’t happy about that last question. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16950-sum_of_sam_we_ask_mayor_sam_adams_about_his_political_future_marijuana_cop_shootings_leaf_fees_the_c.html This Friday, Feb. 18, Mayor Sam Adams ]]> Second Life - Can public campaign finance be revived in Portland? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17225-second_life_can_public_campaign_finance_be_revived_in_portland.html Four months after Portland voters killed public financing of political campaigns for city office, a small cadre of supporters is organizing to bring the issue back. They got the OK last month from]]> The Daily Show - Can a new publisher reverse the slide at The Oregonian? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11262-the_daily_show_can_a_new_publisher_reverse_the_slide_at_the_oregonian.html Duck Tales - Take a trip inside an Oregon football fan's troubled mind. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16524-duck_tales_take_a_trip_inside_an_oregon_football_fans_troubled_mind.html Doctor gone - Doc who treated Lance Armstrong is out at OHSU. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6939-doctor_gone_doc_who_treated_lance_armstrong_is_out_at_ohsu.html Tim Donaghy - Ex-ref says Rasheed was right and small-market teams like Portland are screwed. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11942-tim_donaghy_ex_ref_says_rasheed_was_right_and_small_market_teams_like_portland_are_screwed.html Prescott Cafe - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11649-prescott_cafe_.html Merritt Paulson - As Portland Hosts the Triple-A All-Star Game, <i>WW</i> gets a scouting report on the future of baseball, soccer and other “crap” from the Beavers owner . http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10788-merritt_paulson_as_portland_hosts_the_triple_a_all_star_game_ww_gets_a_scouting_report_on_the_future.html Karin Hansen - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10900-karin_hansen_.html Cheap Eats 2011: Shandong - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17162-cheap_eats_2011_shandong_.html Should He Stay Or Should He Go? - Are any big-name Portlanders besides Tom Potter's wife signing the recall petition? <i>WW</i> asks Beau Breedlove and many others. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10899-should_he_stay_or_should_he_go_are_any_big_name_portlanders_besides_tom_potters_wife_signing_the_rec.html Ingrid Newkirk - PETA co-founder is a “press slut” and proud of it. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-9845-ingrid_newkirk_peta_co_founder_is_a_ldpress_slutrd_and_proud_of_it.html My PDX: Bill Walton - The Blazer icon pines for Portland. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11243-my_pdx_bill_walton_the_blazer_icon_pines_for_portland.html Jeana Frazzini - Basic Rights Oregon head can't stand the lie, not the liar. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10122-jeana_frazzini_basic_rights_oregon_head_cant_stand_the_lie_not_the_liar.html ROBIN WOODS - Reed College women's rugby captain talks up the joys of "touch rugby." http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-4680-robin_woods_reed_college_womens_rugby_captain_talks_up_the_joys_of_touch_rugby.html Gary Oxman - Should this fall's back-to-school checklist include freaking out over swine flu? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10973-gary_oxman_should_this_falls_back_to_school_checklist_include_freaking_out_over_swine_flu.html Bob Tiernan - Oregon's GOP chairman on the business of being a Republican and why gay, agnostic Portlanders should vote for Republicans. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10095-bob_tiernan_oregons_gop_chairman_on_the_business_of_being_a_republican_and_why_gay_agnostic_portland.html PGE Paying Its Bill, for a Change - Lawsuit against Portland General Electric settled with agreement to refund $10 million to MultCo customers. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5202-pge_paying_its_bill_for_a_change_lawsuit_against_portland_general_electric_settled_with_agreement_to.html The Fall Line - Seven things that will be in political fashion in the November election. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12029-the_fall_line_seven_things_that_will_be_in_political_fashion_in_the_november_election.html Peter Donahue <i>Clara And Merritt</i> - Love among the longshoremen. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12081-peter_donahue_clara_and_merritt_love_among_the_longshoremen.html Too Ducking Bad - Six takeaways from Oregon's title game loss. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16399-too_ducking_bad_six_takeaways_from_oregons_title_game_loss.html Politics Spelled With A “Tea” - Can the tea party movement wield much power in Oregon's elections this year? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11767-politics_spelled_with_a_ldteard_can_the_tea_party_movement_wield_much_power_in_oregons_elections_thi.html Herding Katz - Ask ex-Mayor Vera Katz what she'd say in this week's "State of the City," and prepare for an earful. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6512-herding_katz_ask_ex_mayor_vera_katz_what_shed_say_in_this_weeks_state_of_the_city_and_prepare_for_an.html Jeff Merkley - The Democratic Senator sounds off on dysfunction (the Senate's), Obama, Afghanistan and his party's prospects. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12351-jeff_merkley_the_democratic_senator_sounds_off_on_dysfunction_%28the_senates%29_obama_afghanistan_an.html <i>The Opposite Field</i> - A father and son connect by way of the summer game. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11267-the_opposite_field_a_father_and_son_connect_by_way_of_the_summer_game.html How Deep Is Your Guv? - The governor is almost on the shelf. Here's how he's done so far. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10075-how_deep_is_your_guv_the_governor_is_almost_on_the_shelf_heres_how_hes_done_so_far.html Rana Husseini - What this Jordanian journalist wants to tell the world about honor killings. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11207-rana_husseini_what_this_jordanian_journalist_wants_to_tell_the_world_about_honor_killings.html The Big Ducks - Can Oregon go undefeated? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12578-the_big_ducks_can_oregon_go_undefeated.html Top-ranked Oregon will play barely ranked USC this Saturday. Had you said this 30 years ago, you would have been thought delusional. Then, the Trojans won national championships and the Ducks struggle ...]]> A Ducked-Up Day - I nearly killed a middle-aged woman in Pasadena, and 11 other things I'll always remember about the 2010 Rose Bowl. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11493-a_ducked_up_day_i_nearly_killed_a_middle_aged_woman_in_pasadena_and_11_other_things_ill_always_remem.html