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Miracle on 135th Avenue

A Portland high school where students speak 55 languages shows Oregon how to reform education.


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Hae Nay Paw is trying to concentrate. A petite sophomore at David Douglas High School, she hunches over her desk, scrawling notes, a curtain of dark hair covering half her face, as if to block out   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY

1 in 3

Those are the odds a woman on this planet will face abuse in her lifetime. V-Day is your chance to do something about it.


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One in three. One-third of all women worldwide—let’s call it an even 1 billion—will be victims of violence because they are women. You could get depressed or apathetic when you see that ov   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Return of Chucky

Portland needs to make big spending cuts. New mayor Charlie Hales is swinging the ax.


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Portland City Hall is awfully quiet for a palace amid a revolution. Since the start of the year, the place has felt like a barely solvent art gallery sold to absentee bankers. Outside the mayor’    More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 AARON MESH

Winter Guide 2013

Indoor bikes, trash-bag sleds and settling Catan.


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Let’s not sugarcoat the obvious: Winter in Portland is something to escape. Sure, we don’t have those malevolent Chicago winds that pierce the thickest wool and carve out pieces of bone. Our   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Wrecking Crew

Gov. John Kitzhaber hired Rudy Crew to smash the status quo in Oregon schools. What comes after that?


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Anybody who thinks there are no second acts in American life should consider Rudolph Franklin Crew. Crew is a leading figure in the national education reform movement. Over the past 30 years, he   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Mohamed and “The Terror Factory

This week’s trial will determine if the FBI entrapped the Christmas Tree Bomber.


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This week, the man federal officials say tried to bomb the Pioneer Courthouse Square Christmas tree lighting ceremony more than two years ago   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Voices 2013

In their own words, six people who insist you see Portland and Oregon in a new way.


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They are angry, agitated, wry. They are careful watchers, even obsessive witnesses, to what is odd and distracting and wrong. And they all stand on lonely promontories from which they view our cit   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 WW Staff

Gus

Portland’s greatest filmmaker and his controversial new movie.


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What would Portland look like without Gus Van Sant? The elk statue on Southwest Main Street would still be there, but would you see it the same way if Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix hadn’t hud   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

Chip Kelly’s Secret Offense

Why boosters are annoyed by the most successful football coach in Oregon’s history.


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When the Oregon Ducks plucked a little-known offensive coordinator named Chip Kelly out of the University of New Hampshire in   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

The First 30 Seconds

The city hopes to shield the mentally ill from excessive force by putting the right cop on the scene.


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It’s an otherwise slow Monday night, but Officer Casey Hettman is tense. He and two other Portland police officers move through...   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD
 

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