Billy Ray Bates Remembered


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If this excerpt about ex-Trail Blazer Billy Ray Bates when he played in the Phillipines is any indication of the rest of Rafe Bartholemew's book (Pacific Rims: Beermen Ballin' in Flip-Flops and the Philippines' Unlikely Love Affair with Basketball), the hoops book just leaped to the top of my Father's Day list. This 2004 "whatever happened to" piece about Bates in Willamette Week gets a mention ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 HANK STERN

Opponents of Plastic Bags to Rally at City Hall


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Proponents of banning single-use plastic bags in Portland will testify in front of City Council Wednesday morning and stage a rally outside City Hall on Wednesday afternoon. Mayor Sam Adams -- who supported a ban or a tax in 2007 as a commissioner, then backed away from the ideas in 2009 amid the recession -- is keeping mum about his latest idea for moving Portlanders away from the petroleum-based ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Sam Adams' Summertime Safety Tips


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Tuesday, July 13, 2010 HANK STERN

Dudley's Second TV Ad Focuses on Union Credentials


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It's not often that a Republican candidate touts his experience as a union leader. But GOP gubernatorial nominee Chris Dudley is an unusual candidate in many ways — he's 6'11" and has never run for office before, to name a few. The former Portland Trail Blazer played 16 years in the NBA and for much of that time he served a leadership position in the players' union, twice winning major ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Police Chief Mike Reese on the Al Gore Investigation


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Portland Police Chief Mike Reese released a statement this afternoon on yesterday's brief announcement by his bureau that it would re-open the investigation into sexual assault charges made by a masseuse against former Vice President Al Gore. The statement (PDF) is mostly a re-visit of the timeline about the first contact Gore's accuser had with police a couple months after she says Gore tried ...   More
 
Thursday, July 1, 2010 HANK STERN

"People's Republic" or "Patriotic Republic" of Portland


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Here's something to chew on this Fourth of July: Men's Health magazine has ranked Portland as America's most patriotic city, nosing out Salt Lake City and Kansas City. The magazine said it calculated the rankings based on percentage of registered voters who turned out for state and federal elections from 2004 to 2008 (Portland was ninth); money spent on military veterans per capita (Portland ...   More
 
Thursday, July 1, 2010 HANK STERN

DeFazio: Obama Should Use McChrystal Firing for Revisit of Afghanistan Policy


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U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) isn't shedding any tears over President Obama's decision to can Gen. Stanley McChrystal. The always-opinionated Lane County Democrat went on the House floor this week for a speech ridiculing McChrystal's approach in Afghanistan as a "fantasy." And DeFazio urged Obama to use the firing of McChrystal as a time to overhaul U.S. policy in a country that the congressman ...   More
 
Friday, June 25, 2010 HANK STERN

One Portland Mother's Thoughts on Cluster Bombs


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We've written before about Lynn Bradach and her efforts to ban cluster bombs around the world. This past weekend, she organized a drumming event in Portland as part of a global effort to "symbolically pound out the scourge of these horrendous weapons." A cluster bomb in Iraq killed Bradach's 21-year-old son Travls Bradach-Nall, who had played drums when a student at Grant High School. Here's ...   More
 
Monday, August 2, 2010 HANK STERN

Kurt Schrader, Anthony Weiner and a Classic Blow-Up


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We've got a call in to the office of U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) to ask what was going through his mind when he was presiding over the U.S. House and Democratic colleague Anthony Weiner of New York ripped into Republicans over medical care for 9/11 responders. Junior members of the majority party usually rotate in the presiding chair during most House sessions. And Schrader's turn yesterday ...   More
 
Friday, July 30, 2010 HANK STERN

Kitzhaber Releases First General Election TV Ad


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A couple of days after a tough 24-hour stretch for John Kitzhaber, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate has released his first TV ad of the general election a little more than three months before the November ballot in Oregon. Three quick observations about the ad (which comes in a week when not all the horse-race news has been bad for Kitzhaber): 1) Befitting most initial ads in a campaign, ...   More
 
Thursday, July 29, 2010 HANK STERN

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