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Timbers Preview: Portland vs. Chicago Fire

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The reigning MVP of Major League Soccer will be in Portland this weekend as the Portland Timbers host the Chicago Fire March 16 at Providence Park, but spectators probably won't see Mike Magee on the field.

Signed in midseason last year, Magee nearly dragged the Fire into the playoffs, scoring 15 goals in 22 games trying to rescue his floundering team.

This y...   More
 
Friday, March 14, 2014 by ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Great Expectations

After a breakout season, the Portland Timbers must show they’re for real.


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As the Portland Timbers continue their preseason tournament tonight against Portmore United, a Jamaican club, nobody would blame fans for being nervous. The 2013 season was close to perfect. “   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Eddie Johnson Sues Timbers for for $9.9 Million for Letting Him Practice with a Concussion

Suit says concussions ended the forward's career prematurely.

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Former Portland Timbers forward Eddie Johnson has sued the team for $9.9 million in state court, charging that the team allowed him to begin training "while still experiencing symptoms associated with concussion or head injury."

WW has obtained a copy of the suit, f...   More
 
Thursday, February 6, 2014 by ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Hang Ten

A survey of 10 kalua pig plate lunches in Portland.


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There is not much Hawaiian food in Portland. At least not the dishes people in my native state would call “Hawaiian.” On the islands, the term is properly used to denote something with roots   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Signed, Sealed, Delinquent?

A popular Portland delivery service faces allegations it underpays its couriers.


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If you’ve filled a prescription or bought a house in Portland in the last 10 years, there’s a decent chance a company called Senvoy was involved in the transaction. The Portland company cl   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Dotcom Before The Storm

An alleged rape victim turns to crowdsourcing in her civil suit against a prominent Portland software executive.


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A new lawsuit accuses a leading Portland software entrepreneur of sexual assault, and his accuser has taken the extraordinary step of trying to crowdsource $11,500 to help pay for her civil case   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Cold Dreams

Residents of Right 2 Dream Too question Mayor Charlie Hales’ offer to move them inside.


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It’s a quarter to 9 on the coldest night so far this year, and a 64-year-old man named Misha waits for a turn to sleep in a tent with strangers. Right 2 Dream Too—the iconic homeless camp    More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Thorns Coach Quits

Cindy Parlow Cone cites family as reason for decision

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The Trail Blazers’ impressive early-season toughness and the Timbers’ deep run in t...   More
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 by ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Animal Miracle Foundation Agrees to Close

Pet adoption nonprofit settles to end state investigation.

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The pet holidays are looking bleak for the Animal Miracle Foundation.

The Portland animal rescue nonprofit agreed Friday to shut down in order to end a state Department of Justice investigation into its business.

A state investigation into the Animal Miracle Foundation led to the agreement, filed Friday in Multnomah County Circuit Court. The Justice Department be...   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Portland Public Schools Declares Impasse In Contract Talks With Teachers

Union calls action "dangerous and reckless"

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Portland Public Schools has declared an impasse in negotiations with the Portland Association of Teachers, its 3,600-member teachers' union. The announcement sets the timeline for a possible strike by the union.

The schools and teachers have spent six months trying to negotiate over a new contract, but both sides have characterized talks as unproductive, accusing the ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT
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