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Artists want it. Developers want to build it. So why is cheap live/work space hard to find?

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You don't have to be a painter, sculptor or graphic designer to know that Portland is bursting with creative types. In the past few years, this city has attracted thousands of the young, the hip and t ...   More
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 Zach Dundas


How Portland's new campaign-money rules have worked elsewhere.

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Barring a last-minute petition frenzy in the next couple of weeks, Portland will become the first city in America to offer full public campaign funding to give taxpayer money to qualifying City Hall c ...   More
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 Zach Dundas

In Deep S**t?

City Council may dive into $400 million Big Pipe sewer fight.

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Portland's City Council will decide this Thursday whether to plunge into the battle between two contractors over $400 million worth of sewer tunneling under the east side.The project is colossal. So a ...   More
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 Zach Dundas

Hurtin' IRNE

Legal warfare besieges city phone system.

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Major telecom companies are trying to kick the City of Portland out of a business most citizens don't know it's in: telephone, Internet and wireless service.Federal lawsuits filed by TimeWarner and Va ...   More
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 Zach Dundas

Glowing in the Wind

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The city of Portland is launching a power project more low-profile than a proposed purchase of Portland General Electric, but just as bold in its own way.Portland wants to become the first major city ...   More
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 Zach Dundas

And Another Thing!

Mayor Potter asked city workers to sound off. They did. WW examines some bureau-kvetches.

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When Tom Potter became mayor this year, he vowed to make the city's bureaus more efficient, friendly and diverse. Step one: He solicited anonymous suggestions, observations and complaints from city em ...   More
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 Zach Dundas

One Woman's Qwest

How Jennifer Palmquist brought down the Roaming Empire.

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One sunny spring day in 2001, Jennifer Palmquist stepped out of the downtown Borders and whipped out her cell phone.Palmquist, a lawyer, dialed her secretary on the 11th floor of a granite-and-glass o ...   More
Wednesday, May 4, 2005 Zach Dundas

WEB EXTRA - Beam Files Bridgehead Appeal

Developer will fight controversial PDC vote.

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Brad Malsin, the losing developer in last week's Portland Development Commission vote on the quarter-billion-dollar Burnside Bridgehead project, filed an appeal of that decision Wednesday afternoon.Th ...   More
Wednesday, May 4, 2005 Zach Dundas

Glasnost for Others

Auktyon-just maybe the greatest Russian band ever-tries to conquer America.

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Of all the things a person could do in 1983-get heavy into legwarmers, write a bestseller about coke-snorting stockbrokers, whatever-forming an avant-garde Russian rock band ranked very, very low on t ...   More
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Zach Dundas

Garden-Variety Schools

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In Oregon-a state both overweight and underfed-fat kids are a hot political topic, as Salem legislators weigh (yes, Pun Hell awaits) bills banning junk food and requiring Phys Ed. But in Portland, the ...   More
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 Zach Dundas
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