Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-693-1-.html Sat, 20 Sep 14 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Strange Wu - Why did Congressman David Wu think staffers “threatened to shut down his campaign”? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16993-strange_wu_why_did_congressman_david_wu_think_staffers_%E2%80%9Cthreatened_to_shut_down_his_campaign.html Rep. David Wu says spasms of severe neck pain caused him to seek painkillers from a donor in a pre-election episode one week before he won re-election Nov. 2. The Oregon Democrat now acknowledges t]]> Asleep At The Wheel - David Wu totaled a parked car in 2010 and blamed it on his hectic travel schedule. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17231-asleep_at_the_wheel_david_wu_totaled_a_parked_car_in_2010_and_blamed_it_on_his_hectic_travel_schedul.html U.S. Rep. David Wu crashed his car into a Ford Focus parked on a residential street in Portland’s Forest Heights neighborhood last year]]> Wu’s World - Police reports detail one set of problems in the congressman’s marriage. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17024-wus_world_police_reports_detail_one_set_of_problems_in_the_congressmans_marriage.html U.S. Rep. David Wu tried to explain his odd behavior in the run-up to the November election during interviews last weekend with several local television and radio stations. One week after Wu’s u]]> Sext Crimes - Oregon has a name for teens who take dirty photos with their cell phones: Child Pornographer. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16544-sext_crimes_oregon_has_a_name_for_teens_who_take_dirty_photos_with_their_cell_phones_child_pornograp.html Cheerless - The real reason Lincoln High no longer has spirit. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11434-cheerless_the_real_reason_lincoln_high_no_longer_has_spirit.html Hiding In America - For a child of illegal immigrants, life remains in the shadows. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16376-hiding_in_america_for_a_child_of_illegal_immigrants_life_remains_in_the_shadows.html

In some ways, Cecilia Gomez lives the American dream.

In her early 20s, she’s risen to the ranks of manager at her job. She has the material trappings of a middle-class life: a car, a house, a cell]]>
Trial By Facebook - When Lewis&Clark students decided to warn others about Morgan Shaw-Fox, they didn't go to the authorities—they went to their computers. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-8263-trial_by_facebook_when_lewisclark_students_decided_to_warn_others_about_morgan_shaw_fox_they_didnt_g.html Six And The City - The bold and the bizarre among the concepts to redevelop a key site. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16847-six_and_the_city_the_bold_and_the_bizarre_among_the_concepts_to_redevelop_a_key_site.html

 The 10-acre site Portland Public Schools now occupies just north of the Rose Quarter could become a Costco, as The Oregonian reported earlier this month.

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Hose Festival - The City Auditor says spending on unrelated programs may be soaking water and sewer ratepayers. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17289-hose_festival_the_city_auditor_says_spending_on_unrelated_programs_may_be_soaking_water_and_sewer_ra.html A new audit questions recent decisions by the Portland City Council to spend funds collected from water and sewer users on city programs ]]> Kicked To The Curb - Why green Portland doesn’t recycle food waste citywide yet. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17349-kicked_to_the_curb_why_green_portland_doesnt_recycle_food_waste_citywide_yet.html A pilot program in Portland to collect food waste separately from residential garbage won’t expand to include the entire city this spring as expected. Two new Portland garbage transfer facilities]]> Dirt Under the Nails - A beauty trend Oregon tax collectors dislike. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17444-dirt_under_the_nails_a_beauty_trend_oregon_tax_collectors_dislike.html It often seems that the only thing more common than coffee shops on Portland street corners are neighborhood nail salons. It’s a domain of manicures, pedicures and shellac, and it’s populated by]]> House Of David - David Wu doesn’t live in the 1st Congressional District. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17279-house_of_david_david_wu_doesnt_live_in_the_1st_congressional_district.html Last year, when U.S. Rep. David Wu crashed his rental car into a parked vehicle in Northwest Portland, he gave a police officer the home address of a close friend rather than the address on his Oreg]]> Señor Smith - Low-wage Latino workers keep Sen. Gordon Smith's family business humming. Not all of them are legal. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-9517-sentildeor_smith_low_wage_latino_workers_keep_sen_gordon_smiths_family_business_humming_not_all_of_t.html Trust But Verify - Why does a liberal Oregon Democrat want to crack down on illegal immigrants? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16888-trust_but_verify_why_does_a_liberal_oregon_democrat_want_to_crack_down_on_illegal_immigrants.html Advocates for undocumented immigrants accuse U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) of trying to drive illegal workers further underground with a new bill that would require employers to check applicants]]> Launch Pad - The Mayor plays “Will it float?” with a proposal to take control of Multnomah County’s River Patrol Unit. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17252-launch_pad_the_mayor_plays_%E2%80%9Cwill_it_float%E2%80%9D_with_a_proposal_to_take_control_of_multno.html Late in Mayor Sam Adams’ third annual State of the City address last month, he proposed a change to give Multnomah County extra cash it badly ]]> Hurricane Vicki - Portland Public Schools Superintendent Vicki Phillips has huffed and puffed for nearly three years now. Will she blow the city's schoolhouse down? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6580-hurricane_vicki_portland_public_schools_superintendent_vicki_phillips_has_huffed_and_puffed_for_near.html Fast Talkers - The Portland School District and teachers reached a speedy labor deal. But is that necessarily a good thing? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17199-fast_talkers_the_portland_school_district_and_teachers_reached_a_speedy_labor_deal_but_is_that_neces.html The School Board on Monday night hailed Portland Public Schools’ new labor contract with teachers as collaborative]]> Marcus Griffith - The reporter who first called B.S. on the Bethany Storro acid attack. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12480-marcus_griffith_the_reporter_who_first_called_bs_on_the_bethany_storro_acid_attack.html Landlord Have Mercy - Welcome to Room 120—eviction court. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10834-landlord_have_mercy_welcome_to_room_120mdasheviction_court.html Leaf Us Alone - How many Portlanders have paid the new leaf removal fee. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16849-leaf_us_alone_how_many_portlanders_have_paid_the_new_leaf_removal_fee.html

 More than a month after street sweepers passed through Portland’s “leaf districts” to clear fallen foliage, only 37 percent of assessed property owners have paid the new removal fee.

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A Stitch And Time - Harun Mustafa showed promise as a cello player. Then he made one bad decision that sent him to prison. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11968-a_stitch_and_time_harun_mustafa_showed_promise_as_a_cello_player_then_he_made_one_bad_decision_that_.html Teen Sext - A bill to limit penalties for graphic pictures hits a snag. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17443-teen_sext_a_bill_to_limit_penalties_for_graphic_pictures_hits_a_snag.html Among the many new laws the Oregon Legislature is considering this session, a revision to penalties for “sexting” between teenagers is proving unexpectedly contentious. Senate Bill 678 would p]]> Not Safe For Work - Oregon Episcopal School's headmaster resigns after racy emails surface. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10624-not_safe_for_work_oregon_episcopal_schools_headmaster_resigns_after_racy_emails_surface.html “Hi, I’m Amanda...” - She's compassionate, hardworking and Cambridge-educated. Is that enough? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12332-ldhi_irsm_amandard_shes_compassionate_hardworking_and_cambridge_educated_is_that_enough.html Wishing Upon A Surplus - City finds money for shoulder-fired tasers, schools and other projects. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16924-wishing_upon_a_surplus_city_finds_money_for_shoulder_fired_tasers_schools_and_other_projects.html If you haven’t heard Mayor Sam Adams say it already, gird yourself for his boast that Portland will have a budget surplus. And that surplus of about $3.5 million in the fiscal year that starts Jul]]> We Were Marshall - Portland Public Schools' path of least resistance led straight through Lents. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12544-we_were_marshall_portland_public_schools_path_of_least_resistance_led_straight_through_lents.html Tales From The Crip - With a new CD and an upcoming documentary, quadriplegic provocateur John Callahan keeps on rolling. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6444-tales_from_the_crip_with_a_new_cd_and_an_upcoming_documentary_quadriplegic_provocateur_john_callahan.html Bad Apples - Today's lesson: How hard is it to get rid of lousy teachers? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-8836-bad_apples_todays_lesson_how_hard_is_it_to_get_rid_of_lousy_teachers.html Ten For Your Money - What earmarks might Portland’s 2011-12 budget include? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17414-ten_for_your_money_what_earmarks_might_portlands_2011_12_budget_include.html Mayor Sam Adams is supposed to introduce his proposed city budget this week for the fiscal year that starts July 1.  The majority of Portland’s $391 million discretionary general-fund budget,]]> Chop shop - In a town that cares about food and human rights, <i>WW</i> finds a hidden world of illegal immigrants. On this May Day, something's rotten in St. Johns. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6969-chop_shop_in_a_town_that_cares_about_food_and_human_rights_ww_finds_a_hidden_world_of_illegal_immigr.html