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Sam Adams

Sam is silent no more on charter reform, Mayor Potter and much more.

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Forgive us if we've been confused by City Commissioner Sam Adams' positions on charter reform. Five years ago, Adams backed a charter reform effort when he was chief of staff to then-Mayor Vera Katz. ...   More
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Henry Stern And Mark Zusman

David Rogers

A Measure 11 critic thinks the time's ripe for a second look at mandatory sentencing for juveniles.

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Fourteen years after Oregon voters approved Measure 11, David Rogers believes they're ready to revisit the idea. Rogers, director of the Portland-based nonprofit Partnership for Safety and Justice, w ...   More
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 JAMES PITKIN

John Perkins

An evangelical civil-rights activist brings his message of community and conservative family values to our liberal city.

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John Perkins believes social change is possible, but he knows it doesn't come easy. A sharecropper's son with a third-grade education, Perkins began ministering about reconciliation between blacks an ...   More
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 Paige Richmond

Logan Kleier

Frustrated with the city's free wireless? Portland's wi-fi man explains why you should be patient.

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Logan Kleier is Portland's official wi-fi guy. Kleier manages the ambitious "Unwire Portland" project, which aims to offer free wireless Internet access to 95 percent of the city by mid-2008. The ne ...   More
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 Lance Kramer

Lisa Shannon

How can a Portland woman help women and kids in war-torn Congo?

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Three years ago, Northeast Portland resident Lisa Shannon says she couldn't even "pick out Congo on a map." Then, while home sick one afternoon, Shannon (pictured, right) watched an Oprah episode foc ...   More
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 Lance Kramer

Raed Jarrar

This speaker at the downtown antiwar rally this Sunday knows more than most about Iraq. He lived there, so listen up.

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Like everyone you know, Raed Jarrar has an opinion on Iraq. Unlike most everyone else, he grew up there. Jarrar—an outspoken antiwar activist who will address the antiwar rally in Portland on ...   More
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 Julie Sabatier


The Portland Public Market's biggest fan tells his fellow foodies not to give up their dream project after seven years and counting.

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As you read this, Portland's Ron Paul is 8,000 miles away in Indiatouting a local project that's yet to leave the ground in his hometown.The 57-year-old restaurateur-turned-bureaucrat's proposed Portl ...   More
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Mike Thelin

Ishmael Beah

An ex-child soldier's trip from Sierra Leone's war to a Starbucks bookshelf.

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Growing up in a fishing village in Sierra Leone, Ishmael Beah passed the time dancing to Run DMC, LL Cool J, and Heavy D and the Boyz, memorizing the lyrics to compete in local talent shows.That all e ...   More
Wednesday, February 14, 2007 JAMES PITKIN

Ralph Nader

He's been a consumer-advocate legend and a political pariah. And now for something completely different— a book on parenting.

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Mentioning Ralph Nader's name to some Portlanders is like sprinkling salt on a wound.The recoil his name sometimes provokes in liberal circles is a recent development after a 35-year hero's run that b ...   More
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kevin Holtzman

Going tram-surfing with an operator for Portland's newest transit option.

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When Kevin Holtzman moved here from The Dalles last fall, he looked on Monster.com for a job to tide him over while getting ready to start school at Portland State University.What the 29-year-old foun ...   More
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