Murmurs: All The News We Wrote While The Sun Was Out.

Proponents of an initiative to ban public funding for abortions are employing a novel tactic: The group’s website,, allows users to search for the names of people who have signed th   More
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Annotated Press Release: Portland Public Schools Terminate Employment of Pro-Life Teacher

Bill Diss terminated, claims stance on abortion was the reason.


An annotated version of a press release sent to Willamette Week by Tom Ciesielka of TC Public Relations of Chicago concerning the recent termination of longtime Portland teacher Bill Diss who, on Monday, was reportedly fired by Portland school board. Our annotations are in italics.Portland, Oregon: On Monday, December 16, 2013 the school board for the Portland Public School District voted ...   More
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by Martin Cizmar

Inbox: Abortion-Protesting Pastor

Letters to the Editor
The questions I come away with [“‘I’m Not Free From This Guy,”’ WW, Aug. 14, 2013] are the same ones I always have for abortion opponents who devote their time and energy protesting and    More
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

“I’m Not Free From This Guy”

A pastor protesting abortions at Lovejoy Surgicenter has had trouble with his own flock.

News Stories
Last Sunday, pastor Chuck O’Neal read the parable of the sower from the Gospel of Mark to his congregation at Beaverton Grace Bible Church. It’s the story of a man who scatters seeds in all ki   More
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 SARA SNEATH

Video Games on Lovejoy

Oregon’s Labor Commissioner sets his sights on investigating abortion protesters.

News Stories
Pastor Chuck O’Neal paces in front of Lovejoy Surgicenter, the Northwest Portland abortion clinic, wearing shorts, a black backpack and a wireless microphone. Members of O’Neal’s Beaverton G   More
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 SARA SNEATH

Murmurs: We Could Charge County Officials to Use the Loo.

When voters approved a new taxing district for the Multnomah County Library last fall, they also crunched the City of Portland’s budget. That’s because the new taxing district squeezed out $10 m   More
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Why is Oregon "the Best Place to Have Sex"?

Because, says a website, of its lack of restrictions on abortion.


We may lack the romantic beaches of Hawaii or the urban charm of New York, but the Beaver State is the best place to have sex, at least according to progressive website Upworthy.Oregon earned this distinction by becoming the state with the least number of abortion restrictions in the nation. Our number of restrictions? Zero. Oklahoma has the most, with 22 laws restricting abortions, including a near-total ...   More
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

The Power and the Gloria

Gloria Steinem reflects on 40 years fighting for feminism and freedom—and against fear.

Cover Story
Like most icons, Gloria Steinem is smaller than you would expect, fine boned and angular. She still parts her hair down the center...   More
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY

Oregon Women at GOP Convention Say Todd Akin's Right About Rape


 A mother and daughter from Redmond, Oregon serving as Republican National Convention delegates told a radio reporter yesterday that Missouri Rep. Todd Akin was right that women getting pregnant from rape is "so completely rare."Toni and Emily Jarms were in Tampa this week supporting Rick Santorum. But when Public Radio International reporter Todd Zwillich John Hockenberry asked them about Akin's ...   More
Friday, August 31, 2012 AARON MESH

Mr. Smith Runs From Salem

Jefferson Smith wants to be a “progressive” mayor. His legislative record isn’t helping.

News Stories
Gunshots were fired at least 11 times in the last two months in the outer-eastside neighborhoods currently represented by state...   More
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS , AARON MESH


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