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The Man Behind Mannix

Reclusive Republican moneyman Loren Parks finally talks.


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Loren Parks won't deny that he is the biggest political contributor in the history of Oregon politics. But the way he sees it, he may also be the most misunderstood man in the state.To liberal activis ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 Carlton Smith

HOLY WARRIOR

A Portland Muslim is waging a quiet jihad against the Bush administration.


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Portland lawyer Tom Nelson has some advice for U.S. Muslims who have attracted the unwanted attention of federal government agents. "My legal advice to my Muslim clients is," says Nelson, "'Don't talk ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2004 Carlton Smith

Vanishing Act

The strange case of Raymond Billings, the missing owner of one of the West Coast's last big-screen porn theaters.


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Where is Raymond Billings? Or perhaps even more pertinently, who is Raymond Billings?According to his attorney and his closest associates, Ray Billings--owner of the X-rated Jefferson Theater--was las ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 2, 2004 Carlton Smith

GROOMING AN ELF

How Tre Arrow turned Jake Sherman into an "eco-terrorist."


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It seemed a simple plan. They would collect a bunch of empty milk jugs, slice off the tops, fill them three-quarters full of gasoline, stuff the tops with cellophane, push a punk into the top for ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2003 Carlton Smith

LONGO'S PLEA

The accused murderer wants to make a deal with prosecutors.


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Christian Longo is ready to bargain for the very thing he's accused of taking from his family: the chance to live. Earlier this month, one of Longo's attorneys sent a letter to Lincoln County Dist ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2002 Carlton Smith

The Making of a Murderer

The life and crimes of Christian Longo (Part 2)


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Editor's Note: This is the conclusion to a two-part series begun with last week's cover story, which can be read here.   Sometime in the first week of June 2001, Chris Longo packed his wi ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2002 Carlton Smith

The Making of a Murderer

THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF CHRISTIAN LONGO


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Editor's Note: This is the first half of a two- part series. The conclusion will appear in next week's WW.Sometime around two in the morning of Dec. 17, 2001, 27-year- old Christian Michael Long ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2002 Carlton Smith
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