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Elder Scammer Gets the Slammer

Michael B. Woodward, a two-time Rogue of the Week, caught in Las Vegas bilking octogenarians

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Time wounds all heels. Even Michael B. Woodward.

A decade ago, WW twice named Vancouver, Wash., insurance salesman Woodward ...   More
 
Thursday, October 3, 2013 by AARON MESH

Can Terry Emmert Pick a Better Arena Football Name than the Forest Dragons?

We do not think so.

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Terry Emmert didn't get to buy the Portland Trail Blazers. He'll settle for an Arena Football League franchise to play in the Blazers' building.

Emmert, a Clackamas-based building mover, owns the Portland Chinooks of the Inte...   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by AARON MESH

Bus Riders Say TriMet's New Fare Machines Cut Down Weekend Transfer Times

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This July, TriMet debuted new fare machines on its buses—replacing driver-issued newsprint transfers with a 2-hour, computer-printed fare.
The regional transit agency celebrated the new fare printers as the end of confusion...   More
 
Friday, September 27, 2013 by AARON MESH

Seattle's Purchase of a Portland Loo Is Getting Flushed

UPDATE: But Seattle mayor plans to rescue public toilet with public money.

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Why does Washington keep rejecting Oregon's gifts?

First, the state refused our bridge-and-light rail overture. And now Seattle is on the verge of spurning the Portland Loo.

Seattle's possible purchase of a loo for its downtown Pioneer Square got   More
 
Friday, September 20, 2013 by AARON MESH

Convention Center Hotel Opponents Offer List of Failed Hyatts

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Metro Council President Tom Hughes didn't need say much to convince Portland City Council to cast the key votes for his long-desired $198 million Oregon Convention Center hotel. All five commissioners had    More
 
Thursday, September 19, 2013 by AARON MESH

City Hall Greenlights Convention Center Hyatt

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Portland City Council voted this evening to approve Metro's plan for a Hyatt hotel at the Oregon Convention Center, accepting the $198 million plan presented by Metro Council President Tom Hughes with only a minor amendment.
"The risk is reasonable, the opportunity is considerable, and this investment supports our values," said Mayor Charlie Hales. "This investment passes ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by AARON MESH

Muddy Waters

Rep. Earl Blumenauer wants to cut Willamette Superfund costs. His wife works for a company paying the bills.


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For more than a decade, the federal government has been demanding that companies along the Willamette River clean up their mess in the Portland Harbor. And no one has been more adamant about get   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 AARON MESH

Hotseat: Phil Stanford

The Portland muckraker’s new book traces Watergate to a D.C. call girl.


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Phil Stanford isn’t paranoid if John Dean really is out to get him. Portland’s most notorious muckraker has always seen conspiracy where others have not as he’s plumbed Rose City corruptio   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 AARON MESH

Bus Project Names New Executive Director

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The Oregon Bus Project's national search for a new executive director has made a local selection: Tara Sulzen, a Portland State University urban studies administrator.
Sulzen succeeds founder Jefferson Smith and Caitlin Baggott at the wheel of the Bus.    More
 
Monday, September 16, 2013 by AARON MESH

Pearl District Neighborhood Association and Homer Williams May Sue City Over Homeless Camp Move

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The Pearl District Neighborhood Association voted last night to release $10,000 in funds for legal action against the City of Portland over City Commissioner Amanda Fritz's plan to move homeless camp Right 2 Dream Too beneath ...   More
 
Friday, September 13, 2013 by AARON MESH
 

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