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Is the Oregon State Bar still committed to affirmative action?

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Some lawyers, law faculty and law students are questioning the Oregon State Bar’s commitment to diversity after its award-winning affirmative action administrator resigned last month. The bar&r ...   More
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Paul Leonard

Moaner Lisa

A little commuting help for Multnomah County Commissioner Lisa Naito.

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Call this Multnomah County Commissioner Lisa Naito’s extreme transportation makeover. In a piece The Oregonian wrote last week about the long summer absences of Multnomah County commissioners L ...   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Paul Leonard

Speaker Pelosi Hearts Streetcars

Progressive Portland loves U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. And Pelosi loves our streetcar.

"I want to thank the city of Portland for what you are doing," said Pelosi, praising Portland's light-rail system along with the city's commitment to reduce emissions at yesterday's conf...   More
Thursday, September 13, 2007 by Paul Leonard

Merkley’s Rental Health

WW talks to Senate candidate Jeff Merkley’s other constituents—his renters.

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Oregon House Speaker-turned U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Merkley has a few unhappy constituents—the renters of property he owns in Portland and Tualatin. WW set out to find how well Merkley manag ...   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Paul Leonard

Ron Co.

Taking it to the streets with Portland backers of GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul.

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Chances are you’ve already driven past longshot Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s Portland grassroots campaign. Since July, his supporters have camped out at three Portland ro ...   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Paul Leonard

Fluoridation Foes Get an Unexpected Ally

The crusade against fluoridating Oregon's drinking water got a major boost last month from an unexpected ally—one Lake Oswego dentist.

Dr. Bill Osmonson co-sponsored three ballot initiatives for the November ba...   More
Tuesday, September 11, 2007 by Paul Leonard


Last Friday, after our two previous efforts to get Portlanders to decode Callahan, we invited the man himself to talk about his latest work to appear in WW. Before he took off to get ready ...   More
Monday, August 27, 2007 by Paul Leonard

Update on the Murder of Lemon Groves

Though the crime took place more than 3,000 miles away, the May 28 murder of longtime Northeast beauty shop owner Lemon Groves definitely hit home in Portland.

Now there may be some closure for Groves, friends and family. Yesterday, a Granada, Nicaragua, jury found the c...   More
Friday, August 24, 2007 by Paul Leonard

Jefferson Smith Makes His Move

In the latest from carpetbag central, Jefferson Smith has already fled inner Northeast Portland's House District 43 for the cozy, wide-open 47th in East Portland - the home of Speaker Jeff Merkley's soon-to-be-vacated House seat.

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Thursday, August 23, 2007 by Paul Leonard

A Slap from the Past

The DA’s office in the butt-slapping case has been criticized before for withholding police reports.

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Years before the Yamhill County prosecutor’s office failed to hand over a police report in the case of McMinnville’s butt slap heard ’round the world, the Oregon State Bar investigat ...   More
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Paul Leonard
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