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More Harassment In City Hall?

An aide to Mayor Charlie Hales says chief of staff Gail Shibley discriminated against him for being HIV-positive.


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A staffer in Mayor Charlie Hales’ office has filed a state civil rights complaint alleging that the mayor’s chief of staff, Gail Shibley, pressured him into revealing that he is HIV-positive a   More
 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 AARON MESH

Busting the Boundary

Lawmakers look at the unprecedented step of voting on local land-use decisions.


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Metro runs the Oregon Zoo, the Oregon Convention Center and directs solid waste disposal in the tri-county area.  But in February, fed-up lawmakers will threaten the regional government’s p   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Dotcom Before The Storm

An alleged rape victim turns to crowdsourcing in her civil suit against a prominent Portland software executive.


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A new lawsuit accuses a leading Portland software entrepreneur of sexual assault, and his accuser has taken the extraordinary step of trying to crowdsource $11,500 to help pay for her civil case   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Hotseat: Joe Robertson and Brian Druker

OHSU’s president and its leading cancer researcher explain why they want $200 million from taxpayers.


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On Sept. 20, 2013, Nike Chairman Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, offered Oregon Health & Science University the biggest philanthropic gift in the state’s history—$500 million to the Knigh   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 WW Staff

The Watchdogs’ Late Bark

After a long silence, Oregon’s top enviro groups slam the Columbia River Crossing.


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For years, two of the state’s leading environmental groups have seemed lost in a green cloud over the Columbia River Crossing. The $2.8 billion bridge, light-rail and freeway expansion project h   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Give!Guide 2013 Results

To our readers:


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Here at Give!Guide Central, our annual effort to raise funds for local nonprofits coincides with the dropping of the New Year’s Eve ball. At the stroke of midnight, we shut off the website’s D   More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 RICHARD H. MEEKER

Parking Violation

Oregon’s First Lady is cited for using a state police pass to park her personal car.


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On Dec. 16, Mary Kisel, a city parking officer for the Portland Bureau of Transportation, was patrolling her beat, keeping an eye on the pre-holiday crush that jams downtown streets and fills up curbside parking spaces. 
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

The Campaign Whisperers

Hints of Oregon’s political future in 2014 can be seen in the contributions of 2013.


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It’s 2014, an election year that will bring before voters an astonishingly broad list of ballot measures, a race for the U.S. Senate and an Oregon governor seeking an unprecedented fourth term. But clues to the key turning points in    More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Voices 2014: Space Travel Can Be For Everyone

Cameron Smith, archaeologist and anthropology professor at Portland State University


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By day, Cameron Smith teaches anthropology at Portland State University—digging fossils in Africa, launching solo voyages in the Arctic or sailing primitive vessels in the open ocean. By night,    More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Voices 2014: Wolves May Soon Be In The 503 Area Code

Rob Klavins, Wildlife Advocate for Oregon Wild


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Once upon a time, the big bad wolf had Oregonians huddling in their cabins. Our territory’s first formal meetings were held by pioneers to plot the demise of “marauding wolves.” The farmer   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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