Kyron Horman's Family Boots WW and The Oregonian from Bizarre News Event


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The saga of missing 7-year-old Kyron Horman got a little more bizarre today at a news conference held this morning by the boy's family. The event at Brooks Hill Historic Church was arranged on Wednesday by Kyron's father Kaine Horman, biological mother Desiree Young and her husband, Medford Police Detective Tony Young. Absent was Terri Moulton Horman, the stepmom investigators say was the ...   More
 
Thursday, July 1, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Medical Marijuana Group to Protest Outside The Oregonian


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This editorial that ran over the weekend in The Sunday Oregonian has inflamed a medical marijuana group to call for a protest Thursday, July 29 outside the newspaper. Oregon Green Free CEO Jim Klahr says his group was unhappy that the daily called an upcoming medical marijuana ballot measure a “charade.” The group also took offense to The Oregonian's use of quotation marks around ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Hadley Malcolm

Medical-Marijuana Activists Protest Over Oregonian Editorial


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Medical marijuana patients, caregivers, growers, and activists staged an upbeat gathering outside The Oregonian this morning to protest an editorial the daily ran in last Sunday's paper calling an upcoming medical marijuana ballot measure a “charade.” About 30 people with bright signs, at some points shouting, “Stop the lies, tell the truth,” mingled outside the paper's ...   More
 
Thursday, July 29, 2010 Hadley Malcolm

The Oregonian's "Oh, Shit" Moments


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Some readers of The Sunday Oregonian were likely surprised yesterday by the paper's use of the word "shit" in a quote from the subject of a front-page profile. Not that we have any objection to using "shit" or any of George Carlin's "seven dirty words" in the paper. But we are curious whenever "shit" makes a rare appearance in the daily paper and why editors in this case gave the OK. Yesterday's ...   More
 
Monday, August 16, 2010 HANK STERN

Medical Marijuana Group Finally Meets With Oregonian Editor


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Never say we bogarted the medical marijuana stories today. In response to this protest, which was in response to this editorial dismissing the merits of medical marijuana in The Oregonian, Oregon Green Free finally met this morning with Bob Caldwell, the daily's editorial page editor. Jim Klahr, CEO for Oregon Free, says the meeting was “pretty positive” and that the medical marijuana ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Sarah Jacoby

Roger Porter Booted from The Oregonian


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Roger Porter, the dean of restaurant reviewers in this city, was told recently that his services are no longer needed by The Oregonian. For three decades, Porter has been chronicling the growth of the food scene in Portland. For 18 years, he reviewed restaurants for WW, only to leave in 2006 to write for The O. Porter was an omnivore but had a particular fondness for Jewish delis and French food. ...   More
 
Monday, August 9, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

City Hall: Staging Area For Natural Disaster Response Still Uncertain


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Three months after Mayor Sam Adams called the proposal for a new westside staging area a top city priority, City Council appeared no closer today to agreeing where on Portland's west side to site that staging area to respond to possible natural disasters. Until that siting decision happens, City Council won't begin to discuss how to pay for the staging area. The funding had been included in ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Sen. Jeff Merkley's Take On Mosque/Community Center Near Ground Zero


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The op-ed piece in this morning's Oregonian by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) on the mosque and Muslim community center that's been proposed near Ground Zero makes for a thought-provoking read. Merkley writes I appreciate the depth of emotions at play, but respectfully suggest that the presence of a mosque is only inappropriate near ground zero if we unfairly associate Muslim Americans with ...   More
 
Monday, August 23, 2010 HANK STERN

The Oregonian on Video: How It Makes Important Editorial Decisions


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The Oregonian's editorial board last week endorsed John Kitzhaber for governor and filmed its discussion about this important decision. We heard the video could be found on the daily's website. Unfortunately, OregonLive is so impossible to navigate that we could not find it. Thankfully, someone did send us a "bootleg copy," although, for some reason, it was dubbed in German. We did find someone ...   More
 
Monday, October 18, 2010 AARON MESH

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