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[ABECEDARIAN LOVE SONGS] While some avant-garde karaoke nights (cue Baby Ketten) would make a killing with Magnetic Fields songs, the recent audiences for the band and its glum, glam tunesmith Ste   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 AARON MESH

Oregonian Chairman N. Christian Anderson III is Leaving for The Eugene Register-Guard

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The Oregonian announced this morning that its chairman, N. Christian Anderson III, is leaving the newspaper to become editor and publisher of The Eugene Register-Guard.

Anderson became The Oregonian's publisher in late...   More
 
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 by AARON MESH

David Plouffe Tells Mayor Charlie Hales: Uber Will Help East Portland

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Five months after cutting a deal that brought ride-hailing app Uber to Portland, company vice president David Plouffe and Mayor Charlie Hales faced off at a TechFestNW forum last night.

Their conversation traveled to a surprising destination: East Portland.   More
 
Friday, May 1, 2015 by AARON MESH

Faceoff

The city of Portland wants to put body cameras on its cops. Good luck getting to see the video.


News Stories
Mayor Charlie Hales wants Portland police to have body cameras. He’s also fine if it’s really difficult for you to see the video the cops record. The city of Portland has been the drivin   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 AARON MESH

The Oregon Legislature Gives Metro Cover Against a Public Vote on Convention Center Hyatt

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The Oregon Legislature has handed Metro extra protection against a public vote on the 600-room Hyatt hotel proposed for the Oregon Convention Center.

The state House today passed a bill assuring the project and its $78 million in taxpayer subsidies are exempt from a vote.

As    More
 
Monday, April 27, 2015 by AARON MESH

Uber is Making Its Drivers Register with the City of Portland by Noon Tomorrow

UPDATE: Company will begin running cars at 2 pm Friday.

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UPDATE, 3:55 pm: Uber spokeswoman Kate Downen tells WW the company has finished its city paperwork and will begin running cars at 2 pm Friday.
ORIGINAL POST, 2:58 pm: When Portland City Council legalized Uber on Tuesday, it added a significant new piece of regulation to keep an eye on its drivers.

City Commissioner Dan Saltzman    More
 
Thursday, April 23, 2015 by AARON MESH

Oregon State Police Want $5 Million for Pot Enforcement

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Legal weed, schmegal weed: Oregon cops still want more money to go after marijuana crimes.

The Oregon State Police have recently asked state lawmakers for a $3.9 million budget increase for 2015-17 to pay for 11 full-...   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 by AARON MESH

Sam Quinones, Dreamland: Book Review

A nation nods off.


Books
In March of 2013, WW ran a cover story titled “Who Wants to Save a Junkie?” It described a drug, Narcan, that could snap users out of heroin overdoses. By then, American OD deaths from opi   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 AARON MESH

Fierce Little Scratches

How Mexican heroin dealers and Russian addicts collided in Portland: An excerpt from Sam Quinones’ new heroin saga, Dreamland.


Cover Story
The two worlds couldn’t be more different. The young men of Xalisco toil in the sugarcane fields outside of town, nestled in the hills of southwestern Mexico. They dream of making enough m   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 AARON MESH

Hotseat: Brendan Kennedy

The founder of legal weed’s biggest investor, Privateer Holdings, wants the door to Oregon kept open.


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Brendan Kennedy has $82 million to spend on weed. He wants to make sure he can blow some cash in Oregon. Kennedy is a Silicon Valley veteran who launched a tech firm and ran a company to acquire   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 AARON MESH, NIGEL JAQUISS
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