In Testy News Conference, Sheriff Calls Off the Search for Kyron Horman

In an emotional and at times testy news conference today, Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton called off the 10-day search for Kyron Horman, the 7-year-old who was reported to have disappeared from school June 4. With tears in his eyes and a shaky voice, Staton said he's sending home rescue teams from across Oregon, Washington and California who have been scouring the area around rural Skyline ...   More
Sunday, June 13, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Top Oregonian Editor Found Guilty of DUII

Robert Caldwell, editorial page editor at The Oregonian, has pleaded no contest to a charge of driving under the influence stemming from his arrest in downtown Portland last month. According to court records, Caldwell entered the plea in Multnomah County Circuit Court on June 8. Judge Lewis Lawrence then found Caldwell guilty and sentenced him to a year-long diversion program. Oregon law also ...   More
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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

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 Activists Protest Over Oregonian Editorial

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

Medical Marijuana Group to Protest Outside The Oregonian

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

The Oregonian's "Oh, Shit" Moments

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

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

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

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

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


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