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Peter Stott Spends Big on Lewis & Clark Landscaping

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Recent visitors to Lewis & Clark College have noticed its handsome campus looks especially well-groomed this summer.
The story behind the lawn's spruce-up traces back to Peter W. Stott.
Stott, president of the private equity firm Columbia Investments, has been spending a lot of money la...   More
 
Friday, August 1, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

Radical Feminists and the War on Trans Women Plays Out in Portland

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Most people assume that feminists are among the most ardent advocates for transgender rights.But as The New Yorker lays out in its August 4 issue, some radical feminists align more closely with conservative Christians than with queer advocates when it comes to where transgender equality.It's a fight that was...   More
 
Thursday, July 31, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

On Shaky Ground

Lawmakers are readying the state Capitol for a massive earthquake. They haven’t prepared Oregon schools.


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Seven years ago, the state identified 275 public school buildings that, without safety upgrades, were sure to collapse when the next big earthquake shakes Oregon.   The state Legislature    More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Swedish Government Denies Asylum for U.S. Citizen Who Claims Torture at Request of U.S. Government

Documents show Portland resident Yonas Fikre met with FBI before his arrest.

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The Swedish Migration Board this month denied asylum to Yonas Fikre, a Portland resident and American citizen who said he was tortured in the United Arab Emirates in 2011 at the behest of the U.S. government.  It's unclear where Fikre, a Muslim man from Oregon,...   More
 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

"Malingering" Defendant Gets Another Competency Review

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A defendant awaiting trial for more than six years on sex abuse charges that could put him away for life will undergo another competency evaluation, a federal judge ruled today.Andrew Franklin Kowalczyk, 39, has fired nine court-appointed attorneys and had his trial postponed more than a dozen time...   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

Gang Mentality

Police say gang violence is exploding. A landmark report shows just the opposite.


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Turn on the TV news and you'd have reason to believe Portland’s gang violence is out of control.  Terse warnings from police and fallout from three recent high-profile shootings have pro   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 AARON MESH, KATE WILLSON, NIGEL JAQUISS

Wehby Raises Nearly $1 Million for Senate Race

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Republican Senate candidate Dr. Monica Wehby will report having raised nearly $1 million in the second quarter - and 85 percent of that has come in since May, Roll Call reports. But her opponent, incumbent Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), raised nearly twice that amount, pullin...   More
 
Thursday, July 17, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

U.S. Dept. of Education Upholds George Fox University Right to Discriminate Against Transgender Student

University offers student separate housing option

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The U.S. Department of Education has dismissed a complaint filed by a transgender student at George Fox University in Newberg who said the school discriminated against him when it refused to allow him to live with his male friends on campus.The decision,    More
 
Monday, July 14, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

White Men Retreat Taught White Men to See White Men Differently

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Mayor Charlie Hales office has released testimonials from the $56,000 diversity seminar for white managers held this week at a golf resort near Mt. Hood.
The retreat taught Hales and other high-ranking City Hall and Portland Police Bureau officials about the "small slights that affect women,...   More
 
Friday, July 11, 2014 by KATE WILLSON

New Report Says Tesoro's Track Record Raises Safety, Pollution Concerns About Proposed Plant on Columbia

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A new report released today raises questions about a giant crude oil terminal that Tesoro Refining & Marketing LLC and the Savage Companies want to build at the Port of Vancouver, Wash.
The proposed Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal would allow the transfer of 360,000 barrels of crude oil a day from trains to ships at a new facility on the Columbia River. T...   More
 
Thursday, July 10, 2014 by KATE WILLSON
 

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