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Money to Bernie

Bernie Sanders drew record crowds in Portland. He’s also fighting for Oregon donations with Hillary and…Jeb?

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On his second day canvassing for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ rally in Portland, Dan McIntosh-Tolle started warning people: Get to the Moda Center an hour early if you want a seat.  “His belie   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 AARON MESH

Political Pole

A campaign in Salem won new workplace rights for strippers. It also turned dancer against dancer.

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Paris Hoover went to Salem last March to ask lawmakers to watch out for strippers. The 27-year-old Portland nude dancer traveled to the state Capitol to publicly demand rights. She trekked the halls   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

Request a Ride

Before it drove into Portland, Uber picked up a powerful lobbyist.

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On Dec. 13, 2014, Mark Wiener hosted a Saturday détente at his Eastmoreland home between Mayor Charlie Hales and Uber, the ride-hailing company that had entered Portland’s taxi market in defiance o   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Ann Rule’s Last Case

The death of the true-crime author leaves a Washington defamation suit in limbo.

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Ann Rule was unwell. The 83-year-old true-crime author was confined to a wheelchair, feeling dizzy, suffering from a bladder infection, and having heart problems. But another thing also bothered her.    More
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 EMILY VOLPERT

Chain Reaction

Multnomah County continues shackling juvenile defendants—even as observers recoil.

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Across Oregon—including in Portland—law enforcement officials routinely shackle juveniles accused of offenses, even misdemeanors, without first proving the need.   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Temple of Zoom

Dave Sanders wants his clinics to provide insurance. The state said the policies cost too little.

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“Cellular immortality coaching?” asks a large billboard on the east side of the Willamette River. That’s all the blue and white sign says, other than the name of the company that purchased it, Z   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 CLAIRE HOLLEY

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

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