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JUICY SUITS: Troubled Thai Restaurant Typhoon! Sued for Unpaid Produce Bills


 A Tigard-based Thai restaurant chain's legal troubles continue this week with a series of lawsuits in Multnomah County Circuit Court for alleged unpaid produce bills.According to three lawsuits filed March 8, Typhoon! locations in Northwest Portland, downtown Portland, Beaverton and Gresham owe a total of more than $88,500 in unpaid bills to Portland-based T.P. Produce. The lawsuits include ...   More
Friday, March 11, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Randy Leonard Kills City Hall's JTTF Agreement


Mayor Sam Adams' office has just announced it has once again canceled a hearing—this one scheduled for next week—on whether Portland should rejoin the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force.Commissioner Randy Leonard tells WW the move came after he met today with representatives from the mayor's office and the city attorney's office. They met to discuss the latest draft of a new resolution on rejoin...   More
Friday, March 11, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

After Tweeting From Work at MultCo, Collymore Cuts Twitter Account


Followers of Karol Collymore's Twitter account know that she has not been shy about tweeting socially while on the job as an aide to Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen.Consider a couple of recent tweets from Collymore, who ran unsuccessfully last year for a seat on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners.There was this tweet Collymore sent around 1:10 pm on Wednesday, March 2.
Or this tweet ...   More
Thursday, March 10, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Read the Document: Two Powerful Lawyers Attack the Investigator in the Cylvia Hayes Probe


As the probe continues into whether the Oregon Department of Energy unlawfully steered business to a company co-owned by Gov. John Kitzhaber's longtime companion, two well-connected defense lawyers have gone on the offensive against the chief investigator in the case.WW has obtained a 30-page    More
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Up in Smoke: Medical Marijuana Crusader Paul Stanford Arrested for Tax Fraud


Longtime Portland marijuana activist Paul Stanford has been arrested for tax fraud, according to a news release from the Oregon Department of Justice.Stanford, who heads a nationwide chain of medical-marijuana clinics, has a reputation as a controversial figure in pot activist circles, and his financial woes were first detailed in a 2007 profile of Stanford we titled "   More
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Cheap Eats 2011: Red Onion Thai Cuisine

Food Reviews & Stories
The specials menu at Red Onion bears a cautionary note: “We regret we are unable to make any changes or return of your dish after serving.” Ostensibly, the warning is for white-bread customers w   More
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

JUICY SUITS: Ultimate Fighter Matt 'The Law' Lindland Sued for Alleged Stolen Marijuana


Ultimate fighter and former Republican political candidate Matt "The Law" Lindland is being sued for allegedly stealing six mature marijuana plants.In a suit filed March 3 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, plaintiff Gonzalo Aldana Gamboa claims Lindland offered last year to let Gamboa grow pot under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program on Lindland's property in Eagle Creek.According to the lawsui...   More
Monday, March 7, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Environmentalist Bill McKibben on the Koch Brothers and Disappointment in Obama


While reporting a story on the environment this week, WW caught up with Bill McKibben, an environmentalist and climate-change crusader whose writing has been featured before in our pages   More
Thursday, March 3, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Free From Foreclosure? Oregon Senator Sponsors 'Anti-MERS' Bill to Protect Homeowners

Suzanne Bonamici

State Sen. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Washington County) is sponsoring a bill in the Legislature that could affect thousands of Oregon homeowners.As reported in today's WW, homeowners have accused Virginia-based Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems of foreclosing on their properties without the correct paperwork ...   More
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 by JAMES PITKIN

Loan Wolf

A Portlander takes on a mortgage giant to save her property—and she’s not alone.

After a North Portland rental home owned by Dawn Lind went into foreclosure last fall, she jumped into a nationwide legal fight that could affect millions of residential properties. Lind, who learn   More
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 JAMES PITKIN
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