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DOG DIES AFTER TASER SHOCKS


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A healthy 50-pound male pit bull died last month after Portland cops shot it repeatedly with taser stun-guns, the city's first canine fatality involving the weapons. Police insist the tasers didn't ki ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 Angela Valdez

CRUSADER FAILURE?

Prominent anti-crime activist slapped with restraining order.


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A prominent Portland businessman and anti-crime advocate faces a judge's restraining order on charges that he abused his wife.Jim Jeddeloh's legal problems, which also include a 2004 arrest for drunk ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 Angela Valdez

BOSS HOG

Sheriff Bernie Giusto wants more of your money to lock up bad guys. Don't fall for it.


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Few local officials have been in the news more this year than Bernie Giusto. In dozens of newspaper and television reports, the Multnomah County sheriff has carpet-bombed citizens with a single messag ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 Angela Valdez

A SLICE OF STRIFE IN THE SUBURBS

Stats justifying Beaverton annexation dealt a blow.


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One of Beaverton's key arguments for grabbing in neighborhoods now outside the city is taking a beating.At a Beaverton City Council meeting last December, Police Chief David Bishop said city police re ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2005 Angela Valdez

LESLIE STEVENS

Cop defender gets ready to turn cop watchdog.


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Next month, Leslie Stevens will become the new director for Portland's Independent Police Review division, a job that will require her to balance oversight of cops with fairness to those same officers ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2005 Angela Valdez

THE STICKER SHOCK TO COME

MultCo faces questions ahead about what to do when county income tax ends.


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The just-ended battle over the Multnomah County budget will seem tame next year when the county income tax ends, eliminating more than $100 million a year in money set aside for schools, services and ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 Angela Valdez

A CHIEF CHECKUP

WW takes stock of Police Chief Derrick Foxworth.


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It's not Derrick Foxworth's birthday, and his one-year anniversary as police chief passed months ago with little fanfare.But we thought the 46-year-old chief deserved a checkup anyway, as he deals wit ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 Angela Valdez

Diane Linn

Multnomah County Chair in battle with colleagues and budget.


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Another day, another problem for Multnomah County Chair Diane Linn, now in a standoff against three fellow commissioners, this time over the county's $320 million budget and how best to keep inmates i ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 Angela Valdez

And the Beat Goes On

Latest protester settlements cost city $545,000.


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The city of Portland will pay $545,000 in attorneys' fees arising from two lawsuits alleging police misconduct during protests in 2002 and 2003.Finalized this week, that settlement comes on top of the ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 Angela Valdez

WHERE'S THE ART?

A Portrait of a Dead Artist, a Desperate Widow and Her Scheming Suitor


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Margaret Rosenborg, 82, sits in her apartment surrounded by her late husband's paintings. She runs a hand over her nest of slate-colored hair and shakes her head. "I wanted something too badly," she s ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 Angela Valdez
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