Randy Leonard Pushes Back on Portland Police Union Boss' Comments

Randy Leonard public toilet

Don't invite Portland Police Association president Daryl Turner and city Commissioner Randy Leonard to the same function any time soon.The Portland Tribune had a front-page piece today about crack dealing in Old Town in which Turner, the police union president, described the scene as "Crack Alley" and went on to say Leonard's loo has become a popular spot for drug dealers and prostitutes."This is Crack ...   More
Thursday, February 10, 2011 HANK STERN


Movies & Television
Portland played a bizarre cameo of sorts in last night's episode of CBS's The Good Wife. The Tuesday night drama portrayed a female masseuse's claim that "the most beloved Democrat in America" asked her to rub his adductor muscle during a late-night, VIP massage at a boutique hotel. Sound familiar? OK, so the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Democrat in this fictionalized version of real life is "Joe Kent" ...   More
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

The Trib's Loss is the Bulletin's Gain

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Thursday, January 8, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

The Portland Tribune Shrinks

The Portland Tribune is downsizing again. Last year, the paper reduced its publication frequency from twice a week to once a week. Now, it will shrink from two sections to one. As a result, feature writers Anne Marie DiStefano and Randall Barton have been laid off and sportswriter Jason Vondersmith will move to news. Managing Editor Todd Murphy resigned amid the shifts, effective July 24. ...   More
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Read the Al Gore Police Reports

Here are two police reports and the transcription of an interview with a Portland masseuse who alleged that former Vice President Al Gore tried to sexually assault her in 2006 at the Hotel Lucia. Police found "insufficient evidence" to charge Gore with any crime. After The National Enquirer announced earlier today that it would break the story of the alleged attempted assault, The Portland Tribune ...   More
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Portland Tribune on Why It Didn't Publish The Gore Charges

Portland Tribune Editor Mark Garber has written a longer explanation online of why his paper didn't publish allegations it investigated in 2007 and 2008 about Al Gore. Those allegations against the former vice president by a Portland masseuse claiming he tried to force himself on her have surfaced this week in a National Enquirer story. The Enquirer piece details the woman's account to Portland ...   More
Thursday, June 24, 2010 HANK STERN


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