Oregon Police Received $1.9 Million From Federal Asset Seizures

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A Washington Post investigation this weekend revealed that law enforcement in Oregon since 2001 got to keep $1.9 million in cash seized by police under a federal program that allows for forfeiture without a criminal charge or warrant.  In all, Oregon police seized $3.2 million under the program, known as equitable sharing, which lets police work with the federal government to seize ...   More
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Jeff Bezos: Threat or Menace?

Tyson Evans of the New York Times: 'I'm pretty excited for the competition.'


At TechfestNW, WW editor Mark Zusman interviewed the New York Times deputy editor for interactive news, Tyson Evans, part of the team behind the Pulitzer-winning "Snow Fall" piece about a Cascade mountain avalanche that garnered 3 million views during Christmas week last year. Zusman took a moment to ask Evans about Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' August acquisition ...   More
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 WW Staff

Portland is Out. Pittsburgh is In. Apparently.


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The Washington Post has published its annual hot or not list, known simply as The List, and it seems that in 2012, our fair city is "out," with Pittsburgh slated as the new "it" city.According to a lengthier piece on the subject, one of the listmakers explains:“Portland has overextended its welcome as the destination for hipsters who want to find themselves, while frolicking in beautiful scenery ...   More
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 by Ruth Brown

More Favorable National Poll Trends for Same-Sex Marriage


 Next weekend there will be a "Politics of Love"  celebration in Portland to mark the seventh anniversary of when same-sex marriages enjoyed a brief window of legal approval in Multnomah County.And people attending the March 25-27 events presented by the First Unitarian Church will have some fresh news to celebrate. A new Washington Post-ABC News national poll shows a narrow majority supporting ...   More
Friday, March 18, 2011 HANK STERN

The New "Odd" Object of Ron Wyden's Political Affection

The Washington Post has a worthwhile read on Oregon's senior senator, Ron Wyden, in which the paper is calling the Democrat's political pairing with Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown an "odd duo." The cause of the senators' wonkish bromance is their bill that would let states opt out of health care reform three years sooner than 2017, as long as the state meets minimum coverage benchmarks. As ...   More
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 HANK STERN


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