John Lim: The Video


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One of the most popular segments from last week's Candidates Gone Wild was a taped interview with each of five gubernatorial candidates in the Republican and Democratic primaries. If you didn't get a chance to see those hilarious videos with Republicans Allen Alley, John Lim and Bill Sizemore as well as Democrats Bill Bradbury and John Kitzhaber, don't despair. We're going to show one each afternoon ...   More
 
Monday, May 3, 2010 HANK STERN

Bradbury Responds to Kitzhaber Ad Flap


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Today's WW includes a small item about a voter's concerns about former Gov. John Kitzhaber's first television ad of this gubernatorial primary season. Here's the ad: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-xnY2NluQ0&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] and here's the concern: Portland marketer Christy Maver is fuming about ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber's first TV ad in the May 18 Democratic ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Portland Joins in Worldwide Protest Against BP


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If spending this Saturday morning watching the World Cup or buying overpriced souvenirs and waving your way through the Rose Parade isn't on your to-do list, head over to Holladay Park to join Portland's effort in Worldwide Protest BP day. Organized entirely through Facebook, June 12 is designated by the event's creators as primetime for a worldwide boycott against the company responsible for ...   More
 
Thursday, June 10, 2010 Hadley Malcolm

Oregon Connection To Baseball's Big Blown Call


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For those of us who still pay attention to baseball (and for those of us in Portland, our options are few and getting fewer), last night's huge news from Major League Baseball about the "perfect game that wasn't" has a huge Oregon connection. Jim Joyce, the umpire who blew the call that would have sealed a perfect game for Detroit's Armando Galarraga, lives in Beaverton. (For those who don't ...   More
 
Thursday, June 3, 2010 HANK STERN

Shameless Self-Promotion: WW Wins Awards


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The Society of Professional Journalists' Oregon and southwest Washington chapter held its awards dinner Saturday night, and WW won a bunch of first-place honors for work we did in 2009. Here's what we won: In the category of large-circulation (above 8,000) non-dailies for Oregon and southwest Washington: Comprehensive coverage: Nigel Jaquiss for “Mayor Adams coverage” Environmental ...   More
 
Monday, May 24, 2010 HANK STERN

Creationism Alert: City of Portland Employees Unlock the Mystery of Life


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Curious fact No. 1: City of Portland employees have a "Faith & Friends Affinity Group" that meets regularly at lunchtime to discuss religious matters. Curious fact No. 2: Today the group was scheduled to meet at noon in the Portland Building to watch a pro-creationism movie called Unlocking the Mystery of Life. Check out part of the video below. Meanwhile, here's an excerpt from a City ...   More
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

When Police Punch Citizens: Seattle Debates a Controversial Recent Arrest


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Seven months after Portlanders launched into a debate over an officer who shot a 12-year-old girl with a beanbag gun, Seattleites are embroiled in their own controversy over violence between police and civilians. This time, a male officer in the Emerald City punched a 17-year-old girl after she and her friend allegedly resisted arrest for jaywalking. Here's the blow-by-blow according to the ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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