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Portland Bridge Quiz

How much do you know about our local spans?


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So you love Portland bridges—but just how much do you really know about our spans? See how well you can answer these questions, provided by the bridge power couple Sharon Wood Wortman and E   More
 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 SARA SNEATH

Hotseat: Selena Deckelmann

A founder of Portland’s new female hacker collective says it’s all about women creating their own tech culture.


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Selena Deckelmann has spent her career working in tech—usually as the only one in the room with two X chromosomes. As an open-source code writer, she’s experienced condescension from men and s   More
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 PAUL KIEFER

The Toll Truth

Drivers would flock to I-205 to avoid paying tolls for the Columbia River Crossing.


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Only about half as many cars would use the Columbia River Crossing as Oregon officials have previously claimed, and far more vehicles would choke the Interstate 205 Bridge as drivers dodged tolls    More
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Reputation For Rent

Once-secret testimony reveals Dave Frohnmayer was a paid witness for big tobacco against the state of Oregon.


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There may be no résumé in Oregon public life more impressive than the one that belongs to Dave Frohnmayer. Rhodes scholar, state attorney general   More
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Tamper Tantrum

A troubled Portland cop is caught talking to jurors before a trial in which he was a witness.


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A Portland police detective once investigated for illegal drug use and the subject of numerous complaints, including excessive force, is back in hot water after being accused of tampering with j   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Muddy Waters

Rep. Earl Blumenauer wants to cut Willamette Superfund costs. His wife works for a company paying the bills.


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For more than a decade, the federal government has been demanding that companies along the Willamette River clean up their mess in the Portland Harbor. And no one has been more adamant about get   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 AARON MESH

One Sick Puppy

Questions about veterinary care dog a pet-leasing company.


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Hannah the Pet Society, a controversial and growing company that leases pets, is exploiting a loophole in a state law intended for chicken farmers and cattle ranchers—that owners can medically   More
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Role-Playing Games

Jeff Cogen’s resignation means local pols are maneuvering for new chairs.


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Jeff Cogen has simplified the 2016 election for Charlie Hales. The embattled Multnomah County chairman announced last week he’ll resign Sept. 16—two months after revelations of his affair wi   More
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS , AARON MESH

Adios, Las Chalupas

An oral history of the Blazers’ 14 seasons of promoting fast food.


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 On a November night in 1999, Arvydas Sabonis won Portland Trail Blazers fans their first free chalupas with a basket against the Los Angeles Clippers.    More
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 AARON MESH

Underserved

Portland officials say a besieged OLCC won’t crack down.


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As Mayor Charlie Hales continues to target neighborhood livability, city officials say he’s not getting cooperation from a crucial partner: the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, the state agency   More
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 AARON MESH
 

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