Ries Above

Testing 11 grocery-store-bought Oregon rieslings.

Oregon rieslings are not like German rieslings. Grown in the cool climates along the Rhine river, traditional German rieslings are sweet and fruity. Though the Willamette Valley is also known fo   More
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Beer Guide 2013: Out and About

Favorite breweries from across Oregon.

Beer Guide
The Coast Astoria: In 1985, Chunk and Mikey stole our heart. In 2006, Fort George Brewery (1483 Duane St., Astoria, fortgeorgebrewery.com) came for a piece of our liver. Fort George’s Vortex IPA    More
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 WW Staff

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


 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


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