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A Visit From the TriMet Squad

A blogger is arrested after repeatedly texting questions to a transit agency spokeswoman.


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Lane Jensen recognized the cops who came for him.  The 26-year-old blogger had tangled before with officers of local police departments who work for TriMet, the transit agency Jensen regula   More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 AARON MESH

Marriage Duel

Here’s what you need to know about the competing approaches to legalizing gay marriage.


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A lawsuit was not part of the plan.  In the national strategy to legalize same-sex marriage, liberal Oregon had been earmarked as a state that could be counted on to overturn a constituti   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Hit the Highway

The state may evict more homeless than the city but lacks a strategy to offer help.


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On Oct. 3, the Oregon Department of Transportation invited news media to watch as it removed “trespassers” camping on a stretch of its land between Johnson Creek and Interstate 205.  TV   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 BENJAMIN RICKER

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
 

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