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Raking (in) Leave

The city's fire and police disability plan gets a new look.

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Last month, Portland taxpayers finally got to see exactly how much they're spending on retired and injured cops and firefighters. For many, it was a frightening sight.This year, for the first time, pr ...   More
Wednesday, November 10, 2004 Mary Ann Albright

Street Legal?

Pocket bikes are the latest two-wheeled wonders to confound regulators.

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You've probably seen them. Full-grown adults zipping down the street or sidewalk on miniature motorcycles, their tushes a mere foot above the pavement. Fun? Looks like it. Legal? Unless you're a Shrin ...   More
Wednesday, September 29, 2004 Mary Ann Albright

The Mark of the Arrow

An enigmatic street artist makes his statements from...above.

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A few weeks ago, Portland quietly acquired its very own Zorro: a self-proclaimed "street activist" who revels in anonymity and leaves a telltale mark. In this case, it's not a slashed "Z," but a brigh ...   More
Wednesday, September 1, 2004 Mary Ann Albright

At the Epee Center

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Last week, WW chronicled epee fencer Cody Mattern's experiences at the Olympics, going to press time just before his competition started. Mattern ended up placing 22nd in the individual competition af ...   More
Wednesday, August 25, 2004 Mary Ann Albright

Harbor Light Flickers

Salvation Army cuts 24 beds from women's shelter.

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Amid a rising tide of homelessness among women, the Salvation Army has pared 40 percent of the beds reserved for single females from its Harbor Lightshelter. The agency added the beds to its women's s ...   More
Wednesday, August 25, 2004 Mary Ann Albright

Swordsman's Diary

For two glorious weeks, Olympic fencer Cody Mattern becomes a Village person.

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Cody Mattern isn't getting as much attention as West Linn marathoner Dan Brown or Azalea decathlonist Tom Pappas, but the Tigard swordsman figures he's got as good a shot as they do at an Olympic meda ...   More
Wednesday, August 18, 2004 Mary Ann Albright

Mosquito Man

After 30,000 skeeters, Nathan McConnell knew the West Nile virus was coming to Oregon.

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When news broke last week that West Nile virus had arrived in Oregon, Nathan McConnell wasn't surprised.McConnell, a 29-year-old vector control specialist for Multnomah County, had been preparing for ...   More
Wednesday, August 18, 2004 Mary Ann Albright

Cheesed Off!

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Striking a blow for truth in advertising, the Tillamook Creamery has decided to stop labeling its Wisconsin dairy products as "Oregon Coast Cheese."Last week, WW revealed that Tillamook's three Bandon ...   More
Wednesday, August 11, 2004 Mary Ann Albright

Something's Rotten in Tillamook

"Oregon Coast Cheese" is actually made in Wisconsin.

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Last Friday, Pioneer Courthouse Square was a dairy junkie's dream, as Portlanders swarmed over the red bricks to gobble up free samples and penny ice-cream cones from the Tillamook County Creamery Ass ...   More
Wednesday, August 4, 2004 Mary Ann Albright
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