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Confused Embryology

Bush administration feds want to toss more frozen embryos. Huh?

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Here's a strange new twist in the Christian right's opposition to the burgeoning business of fertility medicine: Because of a rule change at President George W. Bush's Food and Drug Administration, mo ...   More
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 Angela Valdez

Cycling Through The System

A follow-up to last week's story about a bike "menace."

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WW's story last week about James Heidtbrink's apparent problem with accosting women on his bike called him a "bike menace" and a villain.Turns out the story about the criminal charges against the 39-y ...   More
Wednesday, August 16, 2006 Angela Valdez

Two-Wheeled Menace

There's something new for cyclists to worry about in traffic: a fellow biker.

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Peace-loving cooperation aside, most cyclists in Portland know exactly who their real enemies are: careless motorists. But a new menace has emerged on the streets with an M.O. that might surprise bike ...   More
Wednesday, August 9, 2006 Angela Valdez

Shopping While Black

A Portland Safeway pays $44,000 to settle a false shoplifting accusation.

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The security guard at the Safeway on Southeast 122nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard recorded several suspicious observations in her logbook for March 12, 2005.Kay Sandercock took note of the white couple ...   More
Wednesday, July 26, 2006 Angela Valdez

Marcelino De Jesus Hernandez

Rogue of the Week
Portland Police Officer Joseph Sharpe says rogue isn't quite the right word for this week's subject of public shaming. "I'd have other choice words for this sort of person of the week," Sharpe says. " ...   More
Wednesday, July 26, 2006 Angela Valdez

Reading Between The Lines

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Four months after a WW cover story criticized The Oregonian's coverage of the meth problem ("Meth Madness," WW, March 22, 2006), the Portland daily has responded in print.Sunday's lead editorial state ...   More
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 Angela Valdez

Ripe Picking

Investors move in on the assets of Portland's fallen restaurant empire.

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The once-trusting backers of the ripe restaurant group—which basked in the glow of culinary stardom for nearly three years before beginning to unravel this spring—have begun the legal rush ...   More
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 Angela Valdez

Night & Day

A photo essay of the most dangerous 'hood in Portland

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In a few weeks, the grass will die at the St. Johns Woods apartments in North Portland. Without a budget for sprinklers or summertime watering, a brown moat will spread around each of the two-story bu ...   More
Wednesday, July 5, 2006 Angela Valdez

The Mexican Connection

In the second of two parts, the FBI goes to great lengths to make Oregon's first case against human trafficking.

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On May 5, two female FBI agents approached a farmhouse in Salem carrying a bottle of sparkling water, a potted plant and a greeting card from the local chamber of commerce.When a Mexican woman answere ...   More
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 Angela Valdez

All Meth-ed Up

A new national study debunks the meth "epidemic."

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A report released last week by a Washington, D.C., criminal-justice think tank blames the media and public officials for exaggerating the extent of methamphetamine abuse in the United States."The Next ...   More
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 Angela Valdez
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