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Multnomah Sheriff Team To Look For Missing Man

Twenty members of the Multnomah County Sherrif's Department Search and Rescue Team and one deputy will leave today to assist in the search for missing CNET editor James Kim in southern Oregon.

The SAR team is mostly composed of high school students in the department's Explorer p...   More
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 by Ian Demsky

Naito Headquarters?

Multnomah County Commissioner Lisa Naito has been living outside of the district she was elected to represent for nearly a year and a half, WW has learned.

She hasn't broken any laws, though. Unlike Washington County, Multnomah's charter stipulates only that commissioners live i...   More
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 by Ian Demsky

Badge Of Dishonor

About a third of Oregon law enforcement and corrections licenses revoked since 2002 involved sexual misconduct.

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Recent revelations of sexual shenanigans by two local cops may seem like the beginning of a bad trend.Portland Police Officer John Wood asked to see the panties of two women during a traffic stop, whi ...   More
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Ian Demsky

Dissing Her District

Multnomah County Commish Lisa Naito no longer lives among the people who elected her.

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For nearly a year and a half, Multnomah County Commissioner Lisa Naito hasn't lived in the district she's representing.Not that there's anything wrong with that legally, given that the county charter ...   More
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Ian Demsky

Cheap Eats 2006

Food Reviews & Stories
Back to basics: Stark Naked is a no-frills pizza joint (unless you consider a table-top version of the '82 videogame classic Mr. Do! a frill). The thin-'n'-crispy slices ($2-$3.50) are generous, bigger at the crust than a thumb-to-pinkie span, but don't expect a flavor rumba. You might also try out    More
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Ian Demsky

Local Radio Personality's Husband Found Dead

The husband of KINK FM news director and drive-time anchor Sheila Hamilton was found dead on Larch Mountain of an apparent suicide over the weekend, according to law enforcement officials.

He had been missing since October after he reportedly left his house with a gun.

The story was first blogged about on oregonmediainsiders.com. You can read that post by clicking   More
Tuesday, December 5, 2006 by Ian Demsky

Couchy Mama: Adams Wants Burnside Streetcar, Other Major Changes

Portland Commissioner Sam Adams will be rolling out his recommendations for improving West Burnside and Northwest Couch this morning.

The project is aimed at putting “the center back into the center city,” Adams says in a statement embargoed until this morning.
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Tuesday, December 5, 2006 by Ian Demsky

Keen Service

WW welcomed Keen Footwear to the Rose City in our Best of Portland guide this year. And today there's another reason to give them a little nod.

I bought a pair of Keen Targhee hiking boots in the spring. They were some of the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned and I wore the...   More
Monday, December 4, 2006 by Ian Demsky

Ted's New Crew

Multnomah County Chair-elect Ted Wheeler announced his new team of incoming county department managers today, along with those who will serve in the inner sanctum of his office as his executive staff when he takes the beleaguered county's reins on Jan. 1.

For those with a strong ...   More
Thursday, November 30, 2006 by Ian Demsky

Two Crimes, Two Punishments

Who should get more prison time: an accomplice in a robbery or a drunken driver in a fatal crash?

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More than a decade ago, Oregon launched a tough-on-crime reform intended to put the blindfold back on Lady Justice.Ballot Measure 11, passed by state voters in 1994 and reaffirmed by them in 2000, pro ...   More
Wednesday, November 29, 2006 Ian Demsky
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