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Slouching Toward Peoria

America's leading celebrity pol once again packs a Portland arena. But to what end?


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Twice now, Ralph Nader has caused me to take the Lord's name in vain. The first time was last August when, I walked into the Memorial Coliseum and saw it packed with banner-waving fans who'd come ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2001 Patty Wentz

Unforgiven


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Ralph Nader made political history in Portland last August when more than 10,000 people paid money to see the third-party presidential candidate speak at Memorial Coliseum. It was the beginning of ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2001 Patty Wentz

salem's lot

IT'S ALL OVER BUT THE CRYING (AND GLOATING)


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As the sun peeked over Mount Hood Saturday morning, the weary lawmakers of the 2001 Legislature headed home, six months and more than 4,000 bills after opening day. Before the gavel fell at 5:15 a ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2001 Patty Wentz

Salem's Lot

THE END IS NEAR!


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The Incredible Disappearing Legislature!Most of Portland's politicians started this week on the lam.On Monday, the Democratic caucus of the House of Representatives went on strike, which meant that ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2001 Patty Wentz

the GOOD, the BAD, and the AWFUL

WW's Biennial Ranking of the Metro-Area Legislators.


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Reader Beware: What follows is largely gossip and opinion.Continuing a 26-year tradition, Willamette Week asked Salem insiders to grade metro-area lawmakers on their performance in the 2001 Legislat ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2001 Patty Wentz

salem's lot

FIVE DAYS THAT ROCKED THE ROTUNDA


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After months of stalled budgets, bland bills and making nicey-nice, the sleeping dinosaur that is the state Legislature woke with a foul-breathed yawn last week. The Capitol is on an accelerated pac ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2001 Patty Wentz

Buff Daddy

Multnomah county may be able to shut Geoff Thompson down, but it will never be able to shut him up.


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 ince last June, Geoff Thompson has been banned from Multnomah County.Not from the actual county, of course, but from the county offices. A letter signed by County Attorney Patrick Henry warns th   More
 
Wednesday, September 29, 1999 Patty Wentz
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