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Fatal Attraction Fallout

U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall’s flameout amid the Kitzhaber investigation could sully the image of her patron, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden.

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Amanda Marshall grabbed the attention of Oregonians last month when she publicly took command of the largest government corruption case this state has seen in decades. Marshall, the chief fe   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Little Janitors

Portland Public Schools defends student discipline one official compares to an inmate work crew.

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Domingo Martin spent three days in November and December at North Portland’s César Chávez K-8 School cleaning the gym and collecting trash in the school’s foul-smelling restrooms. It was   More
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Air Invasion

Newly available data on Airbnb shows the company’s impact on Portland.

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Airbnb is all for sharing—except, of course, when it comes to its own data. The vacation-rental site has been under scrutiny in Portland and other U.S. cities for its effect on neighborhoods   More
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

Mead It And Weep

Small craft brewers say the city is making them pay big-time regulatory costs.

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Brooks Cooper dreamed for more than a decade of ditching his law practice to make sparkling mead, an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey. Last year, he and a friend took the plung   More
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 AARON MESH

Another Kind Of Green

Emails show how former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s environmental principles and his friendship with a campaign contributor collided.

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Scott Campbell operates on a Bunyanesque scale. He bought and expanded Banfield Pet Hospital, creating a chain of 750 veterinarian clinics, before selling the company in 2007. The Southeast Port   More
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Testing Trainwreck

Four labs return very different potency results from the same marijuana batch.

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Customers at Nectar Cannabis use several methods to choose the weed that’s right for them.  Some trust the budtenders at the medical marijuana dispensary on Northeast Sandy Boulevard to   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 AARON MESH

Hotel California

The city has done little to crack down on Airbnb hosts renting multiple apartments.

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Emily and Justin Steubs want you to spend the night in their Pearl District apartment. The Steubs’ pad, which they call “Pearl Dreams,” features views of the West Hills, a rooftop hot tu   More
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

Hit the Delete Button

The governor’s office’s explanation for a request to delete emails doesn’t hold water.

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Did Gov. John Kitzhaber’s office seek to destroy his personal emails stored on state computers? That’s what WW first reported Feb. 12, based on records obtained by the newspaper and 101.9 KINK/F   More
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Relying On An Old Man’s Money

After Hayes got nearly $40,000 from an octogenarian, Kitzhaber bailed her out.

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Tom Bates could have warned former Gov. John Kitzhaber about getting mixed up with Cylvia Hayes’ finances. Bates’ father, Whitney Bates, was 46 years older than Hayes when he became enthralled   More
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Ringing the Truth

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One question swirling around former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, concerns the status of their relationship: With criminal investigations ongoing, would getting married pr   More
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 BETH SLOVIC
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