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Sick Report

State records reveal norovirus outbreaks are common in long-term care facilities.


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In January, the staff at Providence ElderPlace Glendoveer, a residential care facility in Northeast Portland, responded with speed when patients at the 84-bed center started showing signs of norov   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 ERIN FENNER

Brown’s Labored Credibility

A legal opinion shows the Secretary of State mishandled the labor commissioner’s race.


Politics
State Sen. Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro) has cause to be irate. Starr is running for state labor commissioner, a nonpartisan race that suddenly appears partisan.   More
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Senator of Fortune

A lawsuit lifts the curtain on Sen. Brian Boquist’s military deals—and how Republicans may be benefiting.


Politics
State Sen. Brian Boquist (R-Dallas) may be the most adventurous lawmaker in Salem. He’s described his best-known business, International Charter Inc. of Oregon, as a humanitarian organization,   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 COREY PEIN

Not What the Doctors Ordered

Physicians who treat medicaid patients join forces against Kitzhaber’s health reforms.


Politics
The biggest bet Gov. John Kitzhaber has placed in his third term is that he can save Oregon billions by shaking up the way the state pays for medical care. Right now, Oregon pays the medical bill   More
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Reversal of Fortune

In the fight for the Oregon House, Dems usually raise more money than Republicans—but not this year.


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Maybe money can’t buy you love—legally, anyway—but it helps when trying to sway voters. For much of the past decade, Oregon House Democrats have out-raised
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Pedaling By Her Own Rules

A 2003 police report says Eileen Brady told an officer to back off because she had ‘close friends’ at city hall.


Politics
Eight years ago, Eileen Brady ignored a police officer’s order to walk her bike through Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Playing the Wired Card

Jefferson Smith starts the marathon mayor’s race half-blind and stumbling. Here’s why he could still catch up.


Politics
State Rep. Jefferson Smith’s campaign for mayor isn’t off to an awe-inspiring start.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 COREY PEIN

Political Courtship

Candidates to replace state Rep. Ben Cannon woo precinct committee persons, who will pick finalists.


Politics
In the past few weeks, Peter Geiger has played host in his backyard to two people who want to win a seat in the Oregon Legislature.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 BRANDON HAMILTON

Not Paying His Dues

Labor Commish Brad Avakian, now running for congress, has a record of paying taxes late—and hitting up lobbyists for a job.


Politics
Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian may be the toughest candidate to beat...   More
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

The Campaign Cash Trail

Financial reports for the mayor’s race show key differences between Charlie Hales and Eileen Brady.


Politics
Even the joyless, pitiful souls who spent this summer paying attention to a City Hall election...   More
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 COREY PEIN
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