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Holy Alliance!

Conservative churches may make common cause with liberal Portland pols.

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At Beaverton-based global evangelist Luis Palau's suggestion, conservative Christian pastors at rapidly growing suburban mega-churches may join with liberal Portland Mayor Tom Potter and Commissioner ...   More
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 Don Mcintosh

All That Fusion Jazz

Backers of fusion voting race the legislative clock.

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A proposal aimed at unlocking a 100-year Democratic-Republican duopoly in Oregon politics hangs in the balance as the 2007 Legislature wraps up this month. Two minor parties—the Libertarian Par ...   More
Wednesday, June 6, 2007 Don Mcintosh

Paper or Plastic?

Sam Adams is becoming Portland's bag man.

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The ever-fertile mind of Portland City Commissioner Sam Adams has turned to solving one of life's vexing dilemmas: "Paper or plastic?" Two weeks after San Francisco became the first U.S. city to ban ...   More
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 Don Mcintosh

Kerry On

From the 2004 presidential campaign to Portland's Bagdad Theater for John and Teresa.

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John Kerry couldn't have been much further from the White House on Monday night. The 2004 Democratic presidential candidate appeared at the Bagdad Theater with his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, to pitch ...   More
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 Don Mcintosh

Other March Madness

What the antiwar movement has learned as it gears up for its big Portland rally Sunday.

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Organizers of Portland's antiwar movement think they're finally about to translate their street strength into political results almost four years after U.S. soldiers invaded Iraq. They expect a tur ...   More
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 Don Mcintosh

Chain Reaction

Wal-Mart isn't the only grocery giant eyeing Portland.

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A non-native species of grocery has sprung up in the Portland area.Save-A-Lot, an "extreme value" grocer that began about 30 years ago in suburban St. Louis, is a fast-growing chain of small stores wi ...   More
Wednesday, October 11, 2006 Don Mcintosh

Tom Leedham

Why a Portland union leader thinks he'll finally unseat Teamsters head Jimmy Hoffa Jr.

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From his base in an outer Northeast Portland union hall, Tom Leedham is campaigning one more time to head the Teamsters, America's largest private-sector union.His opponent: incumbent Jimmy Hoffa Jr., ...   More
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 Don Mcintosh

Party On

The new Working Families Party promises to shake up Oregon's elections.

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Think the bumper crop of third-party candidates for Oregon governor is making this year's election interesting?Just wait 'til 2008, when a new union-backed third party, the Oregon Working Families Par ...   More
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 Don Mcintosh

Learning How To Get Along

Odd alliance of school-voucher advocates tries to gain ground in Portland.

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Politics makes strange bedfellows, and school politics is certainly no exception.Last week, Portland glimpsed the growing national alliance between free-market whites and traditionally liberal African ...   More
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 Don Mcintosh

Academy Makeover

The latest attempt to solve the Jefferson High School puzzle angers some parents, students and teachers.

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With only three weeks until finals wrap up this school year, confusion reigns again at Jefferson High School over what its latest new look will be come September.Portland Public Schools was planning t ...   More
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 Don Mcintosh
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