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Fat Tire Fight

Mountain bikers and neighbors again face off over forest trails—this time near Forest Park.


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On Christmas Eve, three days after she and her family moved to their home in the hills northwest of Portland, Lindsey Laughlin saw the elk herd. It’s become a ritual. She wakes up at about 6:30 ev   More
 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 HART HORNOR

Deal With It

Oregon wants to crush black-market weed sales. But business is smoking.


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Austin has been out of weed for four days. It’s Sunday evening, and today he’s gotten 14 calls from customers looking for bud. “You got tree, bro?” they ask. The drought ends with a call from    More
 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 EMILY VOLPERT

The Naked Gun

A woman visiting Portland says a cop came to her hotel room to follow up on her case—and took off his clothes.


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A Portland Police Bureau officer is under investigation after a woman visiting from Las Vegas said he arrived at her Pearl District hotel room to follow up on her domestic assault complaint, stripped    More
 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 AARON MESH

My Airborne Toxic Event

I wanted to know which industrial chemicals my family is exposed to every day. Am I sorry that I asked?


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Like many scary stories, this one begins with a seemingly innocuous gift.  Nurses at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital sent my family home with a small care package—diapers, a tiny yellow comb a   More
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Tuition: Impossible

A program to offer free community college doesn’t have everyone cheering.


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Oregon’s high school graduates recently got a huge gift, courtesy of state lawmakers: free college. That’s the pitch to more than 10,000 prospective community college students. The last-minute b   More
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 CLAIRE HOLLEY, HART HORNOR

Bean Counting

Prosecutors say Portland developer Terry Bean is trying to buy his way out of sex-abuse charges.


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Prosecutors say Portland real-estate developer and Democratic Party activist Terry Bean is trying to “purchase an escape” from criminal sex-abuse charges by paying off a teenage boy, his alleged v   More
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 AARON MESH

Shop the Presses

The Oregonian is selling its printing press—and advancing deeper into the web.


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For more than a century, the daily rumble of its downtown printing presses and the roar of its delivery trucks signaled the news rolling out of The Oregonian. But on June 30, a huge omen for the new   More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 AARON MESH

Credit Score

Trimet and a Portland broker work around the legislature’s rules on selling tax credits to wealthy investors.


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Dan Wieden recently did something few Oregonians can do: He bought a dollar for 75 cents. Wieden, co-founder of Portland’s Wieden+Kennedy advertising agency, purchased a $1.8 million state income    More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Open-Source Warfare

When a Portland computer programmer’s ex-wife accused him of sexual assault, ­­he made a federal case out of it.


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For years, the world of writing computer code has seemed hostile to women.  Female programmers complain about sexist presentations at tech conferences, harassment from fellow coders—and even    More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 AARON MESH

Paying by the Mile

A new Oregon program to replace the gas tax rewards Hummers over hybrids. Why did the state spend millions on this?


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Drivers of hybrid and electric cars enjoy lots of benefits. They can feel good that they’re churning out a lot less carbon. Their energy costs are lower. And they don’t have to pay as much as they   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 ANTHONY MACUK
 

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