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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

Paradise City

Take me to Vancouver, where the grass is legal and gays can marry.


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Civilization beckons with red and orange lights. They’re faint at first, glowing brighter as you drive north. The little green sign marking the border sneaks up on you. “Entering Washington,   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Who Killed KPOJ?

Many see a right-wing conspiracy in the death of Portland’s commercial progressive talk-radio station. But Bain didn’t act alone.


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Carl Wolfson’s last show on KPOJ-AM 620 sounded like victory.  For the past six years, Wolfson, a former standup...
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 AARON MESH

Rent A Pup

Oregon’s richest veterinarian wants to lease you a pet—but complaints dog his business.


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There’s a small storefront near the Nordstrom at Clackamas Town Center that’s hard to ignore. In the window is a gray bunny that can bounce a ball. On a recent visit...   More
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

“Let’s Just Let It Ride”

Portland author Peter Ames Carlin’s new biography reveals the darkness at the edge of Bruce Springsteen.


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Portland author Peter Ames Carlin had stalked pop music giants before. Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys allowed Carlin into his strange but creative...   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 WW Staff
 

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