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Trash Talk In Lents

A mysterious preservation group stirs up opposition to a recycling center in Southeast Portland.

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Something stinks in Lents. In July, glossy brochures showed up at homes in the Southeast Portland neighborhood attacking plans   More
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

The Gun

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It’s 9:50 on a Wednesday night, in the Safeway parking lot on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. I’m looking into the passenger-side window of a gray Chevy Tahoe, with $160 in my fist.    More
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

JUICY SUITS: Portland Bicyclist Sued for Hitting a Car

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 In a reversal of the normal course of litigious events, a Portland bicyclist is being sued for allegedly hitting a car.According to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court, 28-year-old Diane Beaumont of Southeast Portland was biking at the intersection of Southeast Belmont and 11th Avenue on June 14, 2008.The suit says Beaumont collided with Christopher Schmidt's 2002 Volvo...   More
Friday, July 29, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Eileen Brady on Adams' Decision: 'It Doesn't Change Much About My Campaign'


New Seasons co-founder Eileen Brady tells WW that Mayor Sam Adams' announcement today that he won't seek re-election will have little effect on the substance of her campaign going forward. "It doesn't change much about my campaign," says Brady, who w...   More
Friday, July 29, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Jeff Cogen on Adams' Decision: 'My Decision Not to Run for Mayor Still Stands'

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Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen says he's sticking by his earlier decision not to run for mayor of Portland, despite Mayor Sam Adams' announcement tod...   More
Friday, July 29, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Kellie Johnson Says She's Running for Multnomah County DA (With Campaign Video)

Kellie Johnson

The first candidate to replace longtime Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schrunk has officially jumped into the race.Kellie Johnson, a disciplinary counsel at the Oregon State Bar who previously worked as a deputy in Schrunk's office, sent an email to potential supporters this morning saying she'll make the DA's office "a more active partner in taking on the public safety challenges we face...   More
Monday, July 25, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Feds Seek Citizen Input for Civil Rights Investigation of the Portland Police

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The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking input from citizens in its investigation of possible civil-rights abuses by the Portland Police Bureau.A news release today from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Portland asks citizens to call 471-5577 or email usaor.civilrights@usdoj.gov a...   More
Friday, July 22, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

The Federal Crackdown on Oregon Dispensaries Claims a Victim

Foster Healing Center marijuana dispensary

This past spring, U.S. Attorney for Oregon Dwight Holton followed the lead of several U.S. attorneys in other states and issued a strongly worded letter warning    More
Thursday, July 21, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Inside The Gang Wars

An unprecedented report reveals new details about the wave of gang violence.

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On June 21, two men beat Jacob Klesalek on the corner of Northeast 16th Avenue and Killingsworth Street, leaving him with severe bruises on his    More
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Jeff Cogen Announces He Will Not Run for Mayor of Portland

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Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen announced this morning he will not run for mayor of Portland in 2012."After thinking about it, I've decided there's a lot still to do at Multnomah County," Cogen said. "It does not feel like the right time to walk away."
Cogen was seen as a strong potential challenger to incumbent Mayor Sam Adams, should Adams decide to seek re-election. Cogen had said he was c...   More
Monday, July 18, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN
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