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Asleep At The Wheel

David Wu totaled a parked car in 2010 and blamed it on his hectic travel schedule.


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U.S. Rep. David Wu crashed his car into a Ford Focus parked on a residential street in Portland’s Forest Heights neighborhood last year   More
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Wu’s World

Police reports detail one set of problems in the congressman’s marriage.


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U.S. Rep. David Wu tried to explain his odd behavior in the run-up to the November election during interviews last weekend with several local television and radio stations. One week after Wu’s u   More
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Extra Credit

While the county struggled, commissioners spent money on professional fees, travel and their favorite charities.


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In his first “State of the County” speech, Multnomah County Chairman Jeff Cogen recently described his government’s financial woes.    More
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Blowing In The Wind

Why the bag bill sails forward despite significant weaknesses.


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Anybody who has ever watched a tree-bound plastic bag flapping in the Columbia Gorge wind or glimpsed one bobbing in a coastal wave    More
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Soup’s Off

A new bill would outlaw the shark-fin trade in Oregon.


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Oregon could become the second state in the United States to outlaw the grisly trade of shark fins that go into Asian delicacy soups selling for    More
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

John Q. Public

Records issues put spotlight on Kroger.


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Attorney General John Kroger is pushing the most ambitious rewrite of Oregon’s Public Records Law in three decades. But one aspect of his legislation may get him crosswise with Treasurer Ted Wheeler, a fellow Democrat and political rival.   More
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Coverage For All

Is single-payer health care the cure for Oregon?


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 State Rep. Michael Dembrow wants to establish in Oregon what the White House and Congress couldn’t do in last year’s healthcare reform effort: single-payer health care.   More
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 STACY BROWNHILL

The Rite Stuff

Here’s a Catholic priest-to-gay groom story that same-sex marriage advocates ought to tell.


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 Jim Stephens first spotted Darold Slack on June 16, 2008, standing in the crowd at the Portland Pride Parade.   More
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 STACY BROWNHILL

The Money Race

The 500-pound gorilla and other mega-donors in the governor’s race.


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Here’s one prediction in the too-close-to-call race for governor: Republican Chris Dudley and Democrat John Kitzhaber will together eclipse the $14.4 million fundraising record total set in the ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Quick Picks

A Voter Cheat Sheet of WW’s Endorsements.


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What do you do now that you have your ballot for the Nov. 2 mail-in election? Let us help. Last week, we published our endorsements in contested races, as well as our evaluations of all the local and ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
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