Robes In the Ring

A candidate for Supreme Court says his opponent is inflating her credentials.

News Stories
Quick: Name a sitting Oregon Supreme Court judge. OK, we admit it—maybe it’s not a fair question. Most Americans can’t name any of the nine U.S. Supreme Court justices. So while we know WW   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Wireless Waste

Portland schools have had to spend $172,000 fighting a parent's lawsuit over Wi-Fi.

News Stories
 One year ago, the parent of a Portland Public Schools student sued the district with claims a new Wi-Fi network in his daughter’s middle school was poisoning her and potentially harming other students.    More
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 COREY PEIN

Cyclist vs. New Seasons

A horrific crash and a potential mayoral candidate’s company.

News Stories
Portlanders need no introduction to New Seasons, a local grocery chain with a near-fanatical following. One key to the company’s success    More
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Teen Sext

A bill to limit penalties for graphic pictures hits a snag.

News Stories
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   More
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Strip Bars Laid Bare

Undercover agents accuse two club owners of filing false tax returns.

News Stories
The owners of two separate Portland-area strip club chains are under criminal investigation by the IRS for allegedly concealing income from tax collectors, according to court documents. On April 11   More
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Children Of A Higher God

The members of the Santo Daime church fought for the right to drink hallucinogenic tea. And they’re serving it to kids.

Cover Story
Three times a month, the 39 members of the Church of the Divine Rose gather in a Portland VFW Hall at Southeast 9th    More
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 NANCY ROMMELMANN, AARON MESH

Powell's, ACLU and Allies Beat Anti-Porn Law at U.S. Court of Appeals

Arts & Books
Powell's Books and a slew of co-plaintiffs from the arenas of publishing, civil rights and public health have won the latest round in a dispute over Oregon laws that deal with how law enforcement treats sexually explicit published materials. Powell's and its allies argued against the Oregon Department of Justice that the state laws are too broad; today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed ...   More
Monday, September 20, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

JUICY SUITS: Cosmetic-Surgery Clinic Fights Back Against John Doe

Aesthetic Medicine, a cosmetic-surgery clinic in Tigard, is suing a defendant it lists only as "John Doe" for allegedly trash-talking the clinic to potential clients. According to a lawsuit filed last month in Multnomah County Circuit Court, a prospective patient the suit calls "Jane Doe" contacted the clinic and said she, her sister and four of her friends were interested in becoming patients. ...   More
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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