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Just in the past several weeks, here is some of the work we have been proud to publish, work you will not find anywhere else.

Christine Drazan’s Rapid Ascent Poises Her on the Brink of the Governor’s Office

For 20 Years, Betsy Johnson Battled State Agencies. Now She Wants to Run Them.

Fishy Fuel: Turning Fish Grease Into Diesel Fuel Could Solve Oregon’s Carbon Problem. Why Are Enviros So Queasy?

Crime Is Encroaching on a Landmark of Portland’s Black Community. Why Won’t City Hall Act?

Is Portland Back?

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