Trail Blazers, Major League Soccer and Ducks


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Three depressing thoughts from the world of sports in the last coupla days: 1) Here's something to take your mind off the Trail Blazers' epic collapse last night against Utah: Go watch Sonicsgate, as I did Saturday night (thanks to BAM: the Beer and Movie Fest). The story of how a market like Seattle lost the Sonics should scare the hell out of Blazers fans when they think about the Blazers' ...   More
 
Monday, February 22, 2010 HANK STERN

What The Hell's Going On With The Ducks?


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Three quick moments of disclosure before I opine on the latest problem for an Oregon football player: 1) I am a season-ticket holding Ducks fanatic who has followed this team's fortunes with childish passion since I was a child in the 70s. 2) I did a lot of dumb things in college. 3) And I of course believe in the concept of innocent until proven guilty. But what the hell is going on in Eugene? We're ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 HANK STERN

Portland Attempts World Record to Woo Google


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Any possible doubt of Google's status as the unofficial king of the world vanished when we received news of the national competition currently underway for one lucky city to partner with the technological giant for an installation of a 1 gigabit fiber optic network to serve up to 500,000 homes. Human translation: internet that is potentially 100 times faster than what is currently available ...   More
 
Friday, March 19, 2010 NATALIE BAKER

Here They Come: Dudley Releases First TV Ad


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Ballots for the May primary will be mailed in about 40 days. Between now and then, Oregonians are going to see a lot of television ads as candidates try to distract voters from the NCAA basketball tournament and other pressing diversions. GOP gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley, a political neophyte but by far the leading fundraiser in the race to replace Gov. Ted Kulongoski, who is term-limited ...   More
 
Friday, March 19, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Watch the Video: ODOT Makes Promises on CRC—Will It Keep Them?


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As the endless process grinds on around the possible development of a new bridge between Vancouver and Portland, it's sometimes hard to remember who said what to whom about the Columbia River Crossing and when they said it. In the wake of a recent letter from the governors of Oregon and Washington urging the project proceed despite a variety of concerns, David Osborn at the Stop the CRC Coalition ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Thoughts On A Brutal Day For Oregon Football Fans


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While Oregon Ducks fans await the football fates today of quarterback Jeremiah Masoli and running back LaMichael James after their legal problems, I've got two questions beyond "what the hell's going on down there?" 1) Football season ticket renewal notices are out with an April 30 deadline to renew. Will there be any dropoff in what has been a seemingly inelastic market (And in case you're ...   More
 
Friday, March 12, 2010 HANK STERN

President Obama's Final, Final, Final Push For Health Care


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Watching this video of President Obama below trying yet again to rescue the year-long debacle that has been the health care debate left reporter James Pitkin and myself with very different reactions. I'm a 45-year-old cynic who strongly believes that the Democrats will piss away this chance to pass health care reform, despite majorities in the Senate and House and this perfectly rational pitch ...   More
 
Thursday, March 4, 2010 HANK STERN

The Duck Mascot Is Free


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Thursday, March 4, 2010 HANK STERN

Kitzhaber Explains His "Ungovernable" Remark; Grades His Past Performance


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In the waning days of his second term as governor, John Kitzhaber said in a speech to the Eugene Rotary Club that Oregon was on the verge of being "ungovernable." Kitzhaber and his rival for the 2010 Democratic gubernatorial nomination, former Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury, stopped by WW on Thursday for an endorsement interview heading into the May 18 primary. The attached video ...   More
 
Friday, April 9, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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