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Where’s John Kuzmanich?

Process servers can’t find the Oregon Tea Party founder, who’s more than three years behind on mortgage payments.


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Few Oregonians have cheered the congressional budget impasse and federal government shutdown more loudly than John Kuzmanich, founder and chairman of the Oregon Tea Party. Since the Tea Party    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Authorize This

Oregon officials say in court they don’t need lawmakers’ approval to keep spending on the CRC.


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Ever since he pronounced the Columbia River Crossing dead, Gov. John Kitzhaber has been trying to claw his way back from the fatal diagnosis he gave his pet transportation project. Kitzhaber has   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Live Long and Prosper

State officials double their spending on cheery commercials for Cover Oregon.


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Mark Ray leans back in his chair surrounded by wooden cutouts of rain clouds, birds and a yellow sun. They look as if they were imagined by the children who carried them in    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Doubling Down

Cover Oregon officials say ads are paying off.


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Educating Oregonians about the state’s new health insurance exchange, Cover Oregon, is a daunting proposition—and more than twice as expensive as originally reported.  Cover Oregon is t   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Circular Logic

Metro’s $1.4 million study yields another committee.


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When Tom Hughes took over as Metro president three years ago, he promised to put the regional government to work creating jobs for the Portland area. To be sure, Hughes has pushed major constr   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 BENJAMIN RICKER

Unnecessary Roughness

Members take a hit at a former NFL star’s troubled athletic clubs.


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For 14 seasons in the National Football League, Sam Adams ran roughshod over opposing blockers. The onetime Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle went to the Pro Bowl three times, thanks to his skill    More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Air Apparent

Jefferson Smith returns progressive talk radio to Portland’s airwaves.


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Jefferson Smith wants to make news again—not as the focus of the media machine but as part of it. Smith, the former candidate for Portland mayor, has engineered a broadcast-radio deal to bri   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 AARON MESH

Toll On, Columbia

The CRC will gouge Oregon drivers more than previously disclosed.


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Gov. John Kitzhaber is fresh from a successful special legislative session, where he pushed through reforms to the state’s public pension system and raised taxes to add $200 million in school    More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Rip City vs. No Pity: Timbers

Don’t stop believing.


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I went to my first Timbers game in 2002. I recall little except they lost and it rained. My father took me when I was 13, riding MAX from the Sunset Transit Center. I loved the game but knew lit   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Aaron Brown

Rip City vs. No Pity: Blazers

Basketball is the real beautiful game.


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You have to start with the pinwheel. When I first started attending Trail Blazers games in 2003, the team’s brand was suffering. This was not because the Blazers were bad: The squad had finish   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 CASEY JARMAN
 

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