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NATURE'S TERROR, and other news of the week.

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WINNERSDoomsayers and apocalypse nuts had something extra to savor with their Monday-morning whiskey shots. The Oregonian kicked off the week with a preview of the 9.0-mag earthquake that will someday ...   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 WW Editorial Staff

The news equivalent of Lee Press-On Nails.

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WINNERSRemember Al French, the Clackamas County prosecutor who somersaulted into a world of hurt after helping the so-called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth slime John Kerry? French won vindication of a ...   More
Wednesday, January 12, 2005 WW Editorial Staff

Father Time demands recount in loss to Baby New Year.

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WINNERSAs the staggering scale of the Asian tsunami tragedy sank in, Portland do-gooders swept into action. In particular, Mercy Corps and Northwest Medical Teams are on the ground in wave-ravaged Ace ...   More
Wednesday, January 5, 2005 WW Editorial Staff

Visions of sugarplums. Lumps of coal.

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WINNERSWashingtonians breathed a sigh of relief as a third tally showed that someone, finally, had won that state's gubernatorial tennis match. But don't buy your inaugural party duds yet: Supporters ...   More
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 WW Editorial Staff

A week of holiday cheer, plus all the haplessness you may have ignored.

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WINNERSDowntown business owners, guilt-ridden shoppers and the spirit of Scrooge notched a big win last week when, just in time for the holidays, the Portland City Council unanimously approved a contr ...   More
Wednesday, December 22, 2004 WW Editorial Staff

Instant wisdom on the week's events (now with mulling spices!).

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WINNERSForget Vegas--think Stumptown! First the guv proposes state-run slot machines. Then comes news that a deal is imminent for the Warm Springs tribe to move their casino to Cascade Locks. The Lock ...   More
Wednesday, December 15, 2004 WW Editorial Staff

To the victors, the spoils. To the vanquished, the boils.

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WINNERSGambling addicts and the Oregon State Police celebrated their common ground this week, as Gov. Ted Kulongoski revealed plans to allow video slot machines. The money hoovered out of Oregon sucke ...   More
Wednesday, December 8, 2004 WW Editorial Staff

Like a scalp massage from Lucifer.

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WINNERSThe Chinook Nation managed to appear principled--and remind everyone they still exist--when they pulled out of next year's Lewis and Clark bicentennial celebration in protest. The Chinooks, who ...   More
Wednesday, December 1, 2004 WW Editorial Staff

Separating the stuffing from the fruitcake.

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WINNERSFantastic news! This week, new stats showed that life in Oregon is marginally less miserable than it has been of late! The Beaver State is no longer America's hungriest--there are now seven oth ...   More
Wednesday, November 24, 2004 WW Editorial Staff

Where we firmly believe there's no such thing as a "slow news week."

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WINNERSBoth folks who want light rail on the transit mall and the downtown merchants who want it for cheap claimed victory this week after the City Council approved tracks between Union Station and PS ...   More
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 WW Editorial Staff
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