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Mayday for payday loans

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Winners Our Oregon and the consumer activists who led the 2007 Legislature to crack down on predatory lenders have cast a big money-changer from our temple. Legislation capping interest rates for pay ...   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

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Separating star bucks from Starbucks.

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WINNERSDon’t call him Ralph Nader, but independent John Frohnmayer (right) gave a boost to U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.) by announcing he’ll run for Smith’s seat. A former head of ...   More
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

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WINNERS Score a victory for sports traditionalists , who beat back the Portland Beavers’ misguided push to change the team’s nickname to something that wouldn’t be confused with Oreg ...   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

The latest casualties of gentrification: roaches

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WINNERSCockroaches scampered away from the light of victory after some North Portland apartment-dwellers refused to have their units fumigated, figuring the only thing worse than the insects are the ...   More
Wednesday, September 5, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

The Mexicans said, “Let my people go,” and, behold, the next morning brought locusts.

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WINNERS How does an illegal immigrant avoid deportation in lefty Portland? Become a labor-union organizer. Just ask José Alfredo Cobián of Molalla , whom a federal judge let return to Me ...   More
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

Mayor Tom Potter swears he always hated wearing that badge.

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WINNERS Portland is poised to have the most fabulous election ever. The city could become a haven for gay politicians in 2008 if Mayor Tom Potter decides next month not to seek re-election. It&rsquo ...   More
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

Putin meets Santa Claus at North Pole, says, “Old elf ess veek.”

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WINNERS Score one for pervy 13-year-old boys—actually, all 13-year-old boys . Last Friday, a Yamhill County judge dismissed most charges against repentant ass-slappers Ryan Cornelison and Cory M ...   More
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

Stevie thinks he's in Seattle, so be cool.

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WINNERS Sellwood Bridge worrywarts had their fears validated last Wednesday, when a younger, stronger bridge collapsed in Minneapolis. Inspectors have rated the cracked 82-year-old Southeast Portland ...   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

So, Oregon timber industry, about those owls...

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WINNERS Willie Nelson loves his Oregon green—energy, that is! What'd you think, Cheech? Nelson's stake in Portland-based SeQuential Biofuels could pay dividends since SeQuential became the city ...   More
Wednesday, August 1, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

Nike just does it to dogs, Clackamas hates booze, everyone loves IKEA

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WINNERS Gushing copy, photos galore—and maps! You can't buy coverage like that, but Swedish furniture giant IKEA gets it fo' free. The Oregonian dispatched a reporter all the way to Cali to cas ...   More
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 WW Editorial Staff
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