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You Can’t Handle the Tooth

Why the far right and left have come together to defeat fluoride.

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It’s an April evening at Dishman Community Center in Northeast Portland, and people are pissed. The occasion is a public debate between Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland, the local campaign that�   More
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 MARTY SMITH

Best New Band 2013

10 local acts that Portland’s music insiders think you should hear.

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Close your eyes and think of a typical Portland band. You’re imagining a group of sensitive lumberjacks playing sad-sack folk tunes on old-timey instruments, aren’t you? Ask those truly in   More
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 WW Staff

The Enforcer

Banks send lawyer Daniel Gordon after people who don’t pay their credit-card bills. Who is watching how he operates?

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Misfortune is Daniel N. Gordon’s best friend. No Oregon lawyer files more lawsuits—or wins more—than Gordon. He doesn’t do divorces, car accidents or medical malpractice. Instead, he is th   More
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Spoke Addicts

Portland is America’s best bike city. Why does anyone here drive?

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Portland is hell on four wheels. Our roads are clogged with a noxious blend of light-footed Prius drivers, manic transplants in Volvos and frustrated guys in F-150s who seem convinced their ball   More
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 WW Culture Staff


From Portland’s drunk tank to Old Town to Salem, how booze is hurting (and helping) Oregon.

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Devon is hauled into the Central City Concern Sobering Station, a Portland cop on each arm. He has a dazed, faraway look that, as he puts it, “a whole lot of Hennessy” provides. He’s quickly   More
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Exploding Hearts 4Ever

10 years ago, a car crash wiped out Portland’s biggest punk band. Finally, the sole survivor tells all.

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The Exploding Hearts are the biggest “what if” in the history of Portland music. Ten years ago next week, the band released its first and only album, Guitar Romantic, a record brimming with sh   More
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 EMILEE BOOHER

Rise of the Falcon

Can one man’s millions keep struggling Portland artists aloft?

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You won’t believe who is in Brian Wannamaker’s basement. Against one wall, Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock plays electric guitar next to a wild boar. Nearby, rock chanteuse Storm Large bel   More
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 AARON MESH

The Hard Truth About Oregon's Prisons: They Work

So why does Gov. John Kitzhaber want to “reform” them?

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Oregon has one of America’s best prison systems.  Gov. John Kitzhaber knows that. After all, he helped build it. When Kitzhaber was governor from 1995 to 2003, he spent hundreds of millions   More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Who Wants to Save a Junkie?

Oregon can, with one simple step. So far, it hasn’t.

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Dr. Gary Oxman spent his career trying to save people who don’t care whether they live or die. Oxman—who just retired as health officer for Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties—has   More
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 ERIN FENNER

The Woman Behind the Bridge

The force behind Oregon’s massive freeway project works for the governor—and a private company that wants it built.

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On Feb. 11, Gov. John Kitzhaber strode into a legislative hearing and made his strongest pitch yet for the massive highway project called the Columbia River Crossing.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

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