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If fish don't have feelings, why do they need Prozac?


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WINNERSOregon’s low-income debtors got a fighting chance last week to break free of the vicious payday-loan cycle. The House passed a bill that would cap the interest rate on loans of less than ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

Stop the owl-on-owl violence.


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WINNERS Cops, reporters and psychotic spouses won out last week when the state Supreme Court ruled people who pick through your trash aren't violating your privacy (see "Rubbish," WW, Dec. 24, 2002). ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

Terrorists are among us—don't waste your ammo on sea lions!


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WINNERS Addition by subtraction last week for U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.). U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio's announcement that he won't run in the 2008 Senate Democratic primary means Smith dodges an Ore ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

Bloodied church, sweaty riders and a tearful Pearl.


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WINNERS Congratulations to The Oregonian, which won the Pulitzer Prize in the breaking news category for its coverage of rescue efforts in Southern Oregon last December for the Kim family. The O was ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

Start stockpiling ammo for Water Wars.


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WINNERS Oregon's rural-urban divide widened when the Man announced last week, "Screw you, everywhere but Portland." According to U.N. global-warming experts, Eastern Oregon is but a couple degrees fr ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

An elephant with a dental plan—in your face, poor people.


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WINNERS Score one hit for trans fat scolds ("No Fries for You," WW, Oct. 25, 2006). PGE Park's food concessionaires announced they're cutting the much-maligned heart-cloggers out of this season's sna ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

Felled timber's crack, and "bereaved" Blazer Zach.


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WINNERS Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad surely breathed a deep sigh of relief last week as the Portland City Council voted 4-0 to support diplomatic relations with his nation. With the support ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

No. 1 for protests, dead last in primaries.


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WINNERS Portland's antiwar protesters put other left-leaning cities to shame with Sunday's downtown rally drawing an estimated 15,000 people (though falling short of some organizers' earlier projecti ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

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Roughriders charge. Criminals retreat.


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WINNERS • Oregon's lightly burdened corporations dodged a tax increase...again. A legislative compromise on a "rainy-day fund" proceeded last week without changes to the annual corporate tax ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 WW Editorial Staff

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The princesses and the P.C. crowd.


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WINNERS Rose Festival traditionalists scored a royal victory when organizers declared the century-old extravaganza safe for Disney-style stereotypes after all. Beginning this year, teenage "ambassado ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 WW Editorial Staff
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