Kulongoski on John Kitzhaber

Gov. Ted Kulongoski has had a strained relationship over the past few years with John Kitzhaber, the fellow Democrat who preceded him as governor and will succeed him on Jan. 10, although the two, who were close during Kitzhaber's two previous gubernatorial terms from 1995 to 2003 have now resolved their differences. Many years ago, Kulongoski commented on how the difference between him and ...   More
Thursday, January 6, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN

Kulongoski "Fed Up" With Politics; Wonders Whether Senate D's Have "No Shame"

Gov. Ted Kulongoski has received plenty of sharp elbows during his 40 years in public life, and he's thrown a few himself. But in this video clip below from his recent interview with WW, Kulongoski explains why he's had enough with all that—and why he was largely invisible during the 2010 election cycle. The victim of the negative campaigning he cites is State Sen. Frank Morse (R-Corvallis), ...   More
Saturday, January 8, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

What Will Happen Tonight When Auburn Plays Oregon

If I had been lucky enough and wealthy enough to be at tonight's national championship game in Arizona between Auburn and Oregon, I would have spent some time before the game with friends outside the stadium in what's known as the "Jägermeister circle." This circle welcomes all Ducks football obsessives such as myself, the idea being that everybody predicts the final score after taking ...   More
Monday, January 10, 2011 HANK STERN

DRAG OUT: Feyonce & the Jizzettes vs Cee-Lo and Black Swan

Ever wonder what goes on at Portland's raucous monthly queer cabaret Homomentum? Well, this morning "featherless drag queen" Feyonce (aka local writer/artist Wayne Bund) sent us over an eyeful from the genderfuck variety show's latest installment (Jan. 7 at the Fez). Let's just say it involves pantyhose and thong undies, Cee-Lo, Black Swan and Feyonce getting into a cultural critique pissing ...   More
Friday, January 14, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Anthem-Off: Ex-Blazers Coach Gets New Competition in the Department of "Awww, That's Sweet"

If you're looking to kill a couple of minutes this Friday, we alert you with the videos below that former Portland Trail Blazers coach Maurice Cheeks has some new competition for sweet and spontaneous moments involving youngsters during national anthems at sporting events. For those who don't remember, Cheeks stepped in to help a 13-year-old girl sing the anthem in 2003 during a Blazers game ...   More
Friday, January 14, 2011 HANK STERN

Cambodia Survivor: 'I Want to Show the Better Side of Humanity' (With Video)

Kilong Ung, a Portland software engineer who survived the 1970s Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, is returning to his native land next week to start work on building a new school. "I want to show the better side of humanity," Ung says. "My dream is not just one or two schools. I want to build hundreds or thousands." In a 2009 WW profile, Ung described losing his parents, younger sister and ...   More
Monday, January 17, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

This Football Thing in Alabama is Serious, Chapter II

 While waiting (and waiting and waiting) for the Jan. 10 championship game between Auburn and Oregon, the mind tends to wander.Last week, we wrote about how college football in Alabama is taken very, very seriously. This week, we note one more example from the video archives of the state’s football passion.Below is a much-watched chestnut from December 2008, in ...   More
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 by

Four Loko: National Alarm Over Alcoholic Energy Drinks Slow to Reach Oregon

Food & Drink
  It’s accused of hospitalizing nine freshmen from Central Washington University. Gangsters from New York City allegedly forced a gay man to chug it while he was being tortured. And it tastes almost as nasty as its reputation. It’s the alcoholic energy drink Four Loko. And its pervasive presence in the news lately has resulted in warnings and proposed bans from across the nation—including ...   More
Monday, November 1, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

VIDEO: Quasi, "Repulsion"

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Friday, April 2, 2010 CASEY JARMAN


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