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Hotseat: Dave Dahl

The co-founder of Dave’s Killer Bread talks about bottoming out and cashing in.


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The face of Dave’s Killer Bread has many masks.  For the past five months, Dave Dahl has been buying African tribal masks on eBay. He’s hung more than 200 of them on the red walls of his Mi   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 AARON MESH

Mayor of Oregon Coast Town Quits Over Backlash to Pot Ban

UPDATE: City drops plans for weed ban, but mayor not coming back.

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The Oregon Coast town of Rockaway Beach tried to ban recreational weed shops.

It now has some very angry pot smokers. And it no longer has a mayor.

Mayor Joanne Aagaard resigned this morning from her job atop the beach town of 1,312 people,    More
 
Friday, August 14, 2015 by AARON MESH

Oregonian Seeks Weed Reviewer For Drug-Free Newsroom

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The Oregonian wants a pot critic.
Editors at the state’s largest newspaper have started placing ads, shared on Facebook in July, seeking a freelancer to write two to four reviews a month of marijuana strains and edibles.
“The candidate should be an experienced cannabis consumer,” the notice says, “with deep knowledge about the variety of strains and products avail...   More
 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by AARON MESH

Dave's Killer Bread Sold to a Georgia Company for $275 Million

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Dave Dahl's gamble on organic bread has paid off in a big way, despite his public fall from grace.

Dave's Killer Bread, the Milkwaukie-based family bakery Dahl transformed a decade ago with seed-laden, whole-grain loaves, announced tonight it will soon be sold to Georgia-based company Flowers Foods for $275 million in cash.

That's the result Dahl and brother Gle...   More
 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by AARON MESH

Money to Bernie

Bernie Sanders drew record crowds in Portland. He’s also fighting for Oregon donations with Hillary and…Jeb?


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On his second day canvassing for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ rally in Portland, Dan McIntosh-Tolle started warning people: Get to the Moda Center an hour early if you want a seat.  “His belie   More
 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 AARON MESH

How Symone Sanders Began Defusing Bernie Sanders' Race Problem in Portland

UPDATE: The candidate met with Don't Shoot Portland leaders after his rally.

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The appearance of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in Portland on Sunday night didn't just set campaign attendance records. It also marked the start of an urgent effort to fix the Democratic presidential candidate's foundering message on race.

As    More
 
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 by AARON MESH

The 13 Home-Run Lines from Bernie Sanders' Portland Speech

An estimated 28,000 people rallied at the Rose Quarter on Sunday night.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders threw a socialist social in the Rose Quarter on Sunday night—and so many people came, thousands didn’t get to see him speak. The insurgent Democratic presidential candidate from Vermont drew an estimated 28,000 people to his Portland event. The 19,000 supporters that managed to get into the Moda Center drank Widmer bee...   More
 
Sunday, August 9, 2015 by AARON MESH

With the Fennica Back in Alaska, Here's What Shell Has Planned for the Arctic

Hint: 15 years of drilling.

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Getting the icebreaker MSV Fennica out of Portland has unlocked Arctic drilling for Shell Oil.

As WW reported in Wednesday's cover story, the oil giant began drilling in the Chukchi Sea five minutes after the Fennica pas...   More
 
Friday, August 7, 2015 by AARON MESH

Lane County Judge Delays Terry Bean's Trial Until Sept. 1

Prosecutors asked for more time to find the alleged victim, who is missing.

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A Lane County judge today delayed the sex crimes trial of Portland developer and activist Terry Bean to give prosecutors more time to find his alleged victim, who prosecutors say is on the run across two states trying to avoid testifying.

The trial, which was slated...   More
 
Friday, August 7, 2015 by AARON MESH

Portland Firefighters Organizing a "No-Confidence" Vote Against Chief Erin Janssens

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Firefighters with Portland Fire & Rescue are circulating a letter calling for a "no-confidence" vote against Chief Erin Janssens.

The letter, which has been obtained by WW and was sent this week to all city fire stations, lists several reasons why firefighters should express their lack of support for Janssens.

Among them: Janssens    More
 
Thursday, August 6, 2015 by AARON MESH
 

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