Panel Gives Mayor Sam Adams Cautious OK for HQ Hotel


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At a time when the City of Portland is preparing to cut such basic services as street cleaning and pavement repair, prospects for a heavily-subsided 600-room "headquarters hotel" adjacent to the Oregon Convention Center are looking brighter. Earlier this month, a task force that Mayor Sam Adams asked to review the long-planned project gave a cautious thumbs-up to moving forward. "The Task Force ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Beau Breedlove: The Cover!


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To all of you Beau Breedlove saga lovers, your wait is over for hot, steamy pictures of the ex-legislative intern at the center of the state Attorney General investigation into Mayor Sam Adams. Thanks to Unzipped magazine, here's the cover photo, But don't just stop there: the issue has tons of fun inside too! A full spread nude photo session and interview where Breedlove tells all about his ...   More
 
Monday, March 23, 2009 Megan Brescini

Randy Leonard Vs. Rosie Sizer: The Latest Round


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At a City Hall hearing today on the Portland Police Bureau budget, battle lines are being drawn on Chief Rosie Sizer's proposal to close North Precinct. And who's throwing the sharpest questions Sizer's way? It's her old political rival, City Commissioner Randy Leonard. Leonard doesn't manage the Police Bureau. But Leonard said early in today's hearing that he intends to question the closure ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Oregon's Unemployment: New Numbers, New Trivia Questions


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[youtube TCNKq0-9p3w] As if we needed more evidence that the economy is brutal, the latest numbers from Oregon's Employment Department are out. And if you want some trivia questions to amaze your new friends in the unemployment line, the department's notes include some depressing factoids behind the state's 10.8 percent unemployment for February. Q: When was the last time Oregon's unemployment ...   More
 
Monday, March 16, 2009 HANK STERN

Michele Darr Says She Still Hates The Iraq War. She Just Isn't Fasting Over It.


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Remember the promise by Michele Darr that she would fast to the death on the Capitol steps in Salem to protest the Iraq War (a war now approaching its sixth anniversary. Well, the attention-grabbing mother of six recently abandoned her post. “I didn't give up the fast, I decided to suspend the fast for the time being," Darr said today when we contacted her. "It's still in the back ...   More
 
Friday, March 13, 2009 Dan Green

Trail Blazers v. Houston: On to Game 3


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[youtube rAIjhWW24XM] So before Game 2 yesterday still in the throes of fan depression from Game 1, I opined on five things the Trail Blazers needed to do against Houston last night. Here's how they did. 1) Stop bitching about the refs. DONE. And look what happened, the Blazers shot and made four more free throws than Houston - coincidentally, the margin of victory. 2) Aldridge, play closer ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 HANK STERN

From The Archives: River Rats


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Wednesday, April 22, 2009 HANK STERN

Sam Adams' Latest Low-Paying "Job"


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Friday, April 24, 2009 HANK STERN

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