Obama Offers Semi-Terrifying Chart of What Oregon Could Lose in the Sequester

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 Another week, another budget standoff. This time, it's the sequester—$85 billion in federal spending cuts if President Barack Obama can't make a deal with Congress by March 1.Who cares? you say. I only worry about things that affect me and my fellow Oregonians.The president has anticipated your reaction. In fact, the White House has produced a strategically terrifying breakdown of how sequestration ...   More
 
Monday, February 25, 2013 AARON MESH

Puff, Puff

What will it take for Oregon to finally pass legal marijuana?


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“One reason Measure 80 didn’t pass in Oregon is that the big boys back East who put money into campaigns—Peter Lewis and George Soros—the organizations they help fund aren’t particularly   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 WW Staff

A Question of Force

Experts on sexual violence against women speculate why Oregon’s numbers are so high.


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Last week, WW published an issue devoted to V-Day, an international campaign set for Feb. 14 to draw attention to violence against women. Some of the numbers were surprising: 27 percent of Oregon    More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 MATT KAUFFMAN

The Violence Persists

Fewer reports, but still a big problem.


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Violent crime has dropped in Portland in the past decade, including assaults. But the percentage of assaults that involve domestic violence has decreased only slightly—from 48 percent in 2001, t   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Talking With the Enemy

In an unprecedented Oregon program, domestic-violence victims ask questions of abusers.


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Hope Vanderhoof for eight years put up with being hit in the head and kicked with steel-toed boots by her boyfriend. She finally ended the relationship in 2005, when he tried to kill her by settin   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 AARON MESH

Driving to Drink

A new liquor sales law in Washington is sending hordes of booze buyers into Oregon.


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For years now, the embattled Oregon Liquor Control Commission has been fighting powerful lobbyists for grocery store chains that want to end the state’s nearly 80-year monopoly on selling booze.   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 OLGA KOZINSKIY

A Sales Tax, Anybody?

Lawmakers are about to start debating a shakeup of the state’s tax system—and an unpopular idea leads the list.


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In the history of Oregon politics, there are few things voters have hated more than a sales tax. But when voters...   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

House Co-Chair Peter Buckley Endorses Marijuana Ballot

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Oregon State Rep. Peter Buckley (D-Ashland), co-chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, has today become the highest-level state elected official to endorse Measure 80, the marijuana legalization initiative.In a statement, Buckley wrote:It makes absolutely no sense to me that we continue to waste millions of dollars every year to prohibit adults from making the choice of whether to consume marijuana, ...   More
 
Monday, September 17, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Paul Ryan Visiting Portland on Sept. 10

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 Heads up, Little Beirut: Paul Ryan is coming.The Bend Bulletin reports from the Republican National Convention in Tampa that Ryan, the GOP Vice Presidential candidate, will be stopping in Portland for lunch on Monday, Sept. 10. Bulletin reporter Andrew Clevenger cites U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-The Dalles) as saying he'll get lunch with Ryan in Portland. The stop is presumably a fundraising luncheon, ...   More
 
Thursday, August 30, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

Oregon In Bad Company, According To Feds' Financial Enforcers

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On Saturday, The New York Times published a fascinating look at the nationwide problems created by the tiny corporate kingdom that is Delaware. Buried in the piece is a passing mention that Oregon shares many of the factors that make Delaware so attractive to tax avoiders, evaders and all manner of fraudsters. The state [of Delaware] is seen as an onshore alternative with regulations more lax ...   More
 
Monday, July 2, 2012 by Corey Pein

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