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FIRE AND ICEMount St. Helens didn't merely erupt on the morning of May 18-it exploded. "This is it!" exclaimed geologist David Johnston over the radio from nearby Coldwater Ridge, seconds before the m ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2005 Patty Wentz

swimming to astoria

The Columbia River is very long and very dirty-- and it's where Christopher Swain will spend the next six months.


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"I bet the water is going to be 42 degrees," says Christopher Swain, pulling on his neoprene wetsuit, booties, gloves and cap. It's a brisk morning on the shore of the Columbia River at Kelley Point ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2002 Patty Wentz

Jack Be Nimble


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For Republican candidates, appearing at a gathering of the land-use group 1000 Friends of Oregon is something like being Jimmy Swaggart at an atheists' convention. Chances are the congregation pro ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2001 Patty Wentz

The Enemy Within

Oregon Democrats sure know how to break up a party.


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U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith's full-page political ads that ran earlier this month were the only most visible signs that politics is getting snippy as the specter of the 2002 election looms larger.Behin ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2001 Patty Wentz

Thrill Us, Chill Us, but Don't Bacillus


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Warning a newsroom to look out for suspicious packages is like telling National League pitchers to be careful with Barry Bonds. "We get crazy mail all the time," says April Thomas, assistant to KOIN ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2001 Patty Wentz

Remembrance of Things Past

Bestselling author Jennifer Lauck says her heart-wrenching memoirs are true...pretty much.


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Jennifer Lauck has had an amazing year. Once an unknown face in Portland, she is now the bestselling author of last fall's breakout memoir, Blackbird. The book earned her a $45,000 advance, was tr ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2001 Patty Wentz

There's Room at the Shilo Inn


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Heavyweight hotelier and right-wing moneybags Mark Hemstreet has an idea to save America from recession. Not only that, but in the spirit of national unity he is extending the olive branch to Oreg ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2001 Patty Wentz

Blowing the Horn

North Portland Activist Ted Piccolo is back, with a new cause: keeping the state safe from career politicians.


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The Oregonian has been carrying more political cartoons than usual, thanks to an unusual advertising campaign headed by Ted Piccolo.Term limits is the latest cause for the anti-government activist f ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2001 Patty Wentz

Q&A: Sierra Club czar Jennifer Ferenstein


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With W. Bush in the White House, the top job at the Sierra Club takes on a new importance. The club, the oldest and most powerful environmental organization in the country, is playing defense agai ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2001 Patty Wentz

THE GOOD AMERICANS

IS KLAMATH FALLS THE WELLSPRING OF A NEW SAGEBRUSH REBELLION?


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John Stokes of Kalispell, Mont., has never been to Klamath Falls, but he's going there soon for a party. He is even bringing a gift that's too big to wrap: a 10-foot wooden swastika, painted green ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2001 Patty Wentz
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