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DeFazio's Financial Transaction Tax Gains Steam

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For years, Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio has been the primary sponsor of a bill that would impose a tax on certain stock transactions in excess of $100,000 a year as a way of balancing the budget and targeting speculators.  The current version of the bill, HR 3313, or "The Wall Stree...   More
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 by MARK ZUSMAN

The Protests Pile Up Against the Lariviere Ouster

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Over this sleepy Thanksgiving weekend, dissenting views continue to surface over the decision by Gov. John Kitzhaber and the State Board of Higher Education to oust Richard Lariviere as president of the University of Oregon. As WW reported earlier in the week, Lariviere was i...   More
 
Friday, November 25, 2011 by MARK ZUSMAN

Congressional Democratic Candidates on Cutting the Budget

"What's the federal government doing that it shouldn't be?"

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A question WW always asks Republican candidates for Congress is whether there are any tax loopholes they would like to close, or any taxes they would consider raising. It's a way of getting them to show how they think (or if they think) or if they are simply reflexive anti-government candidates.
Similarly, we always ask Democratic candidates for Congress what cuts they would consider making in ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 by MARK ZUSMAN

The Defender

A Guantanamo lawyer says conservatives have given the state powers they always feared.


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No Portlander is more involved with the aftermath of 9/11 on a national—or global—scale, than Steven Wax. As the federal public defender for Oregon since 1983, leading the office that provides    More
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN

The Enduring Book of Mark

The death of former U.S. Sen. Mark Hatfield reminds Oregon why he still matters.


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The timing was fitting: One week after the far right wing of the Republican Party held the economy hostage...   More
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN

Mark Hatfield, 89, Dies. Lion of Oregon Politics

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 Mark Hatfield, former U.S. Senator, Governor, Secretary of State and the class act of Oregon politics for more than 40 years, died today after a long illness. He was 89 and had returned to Oregon after several months of hospitalization at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

The dean of moderate Republicans, Hatfield fused deep Baptist beliefs with a knack for reta...   More
 
Sunday, August 7, 2011 by MARK ZUSMAN

Media Mogul Puts Montana Ranch Up For Sale

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Oregon's biggest media magnate is not Robert Pamplin Jr., the scion of the Pamplin fortune and the owner of the Portland Tribune and several suburban newspapers, including the Lake Oswego Review. It is the lesser-known Larry Wilson, who once ran Citadel Broadcasting, which owned more than 200 radio stations when Wilson...   More
 
Friday, July 8, 2011 by MARK ZUSMAN

Name That Sport

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Readers, we need help.  This past weekend at the Oregon Coast, we encountered several individuals waving brightly colored fabrics.  Interpretative Dance?  Spies sending signals to Al Qaeda?  Budget cuts at the air traffic control tower?  Disc golf referee?  More likely, the newest beach activity.  Is there a name for this?   Thoughts?
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Tuesday, July 5, 2011 by MARK ZUSMAN

What Were We Thinking? 6/15/11

WW Editor Mark Zusman answers your questions about our coverage.


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Got a question about the future of journalism or how Willamette Week covered something, or didn’t cover it? Ask away. WW Editor Mark Zusman—that's his friendly mug in the picture—will respon   More
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN

What Were We Thinking? 6/8/11

WW Editor Mark Zusman answers your questions about our coverage.


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Got a question about the future of journalism or how Willamette Week covered something, or didn’t cover it? Ask away. WW Editor Mark Zusman—that's his friendly mug in the picture—will respon   More
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN
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