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Relative Risk

The real reason Randy Leonard didn’t get the Police Bureau.


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On Oct. 27, Sam Adams announced the most important decision he has made so far as Portland’s mayor-elect. He announced that Commissioner Dan Saltzman would oversee the Police Bureau when Adams b ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 COREY PEIN

Oregon 2009 Preview? Gambling Interests Delay Atlantic City Smoking Ban



A few weeks back, we had a cover story about how Oregon's looming smoking ban is likely to pinch state Lottery profits, which pay for everything from schools to salmon habitats.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Randy-Rosie Feud Continues With Leak Allegations


After announcing on Oct. 22 that he would not accept the police commissioner job next year, Portland Commissioner Randy Leonard told anyone who would listen that he hoped his decision would end a nasty media “circus” fed by leaks from the police.

“I'm a ...   More
 
Monday, October 27, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Our Spin On 7 Days of News


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$900 MILLION: Increase in annual earnings Daimler Trucks (formerly Freightliner) expects to generate three years from now, after it closes its Portland plant and cuts 3,500 jobs across the country. S ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 COREY PEIN

Schmoozing And Shredding

Oregon’s most bizarre campaign spending.


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Portland’s two publicly financed City Council candidates, Amanda Fritz and Charles Lewis, have proven a huge disappointment for scandal-hungry critics of the controversial program. Sticklers for ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 COREY PEIN

Restaurant Guide 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
If a miraculously resurrected F. Scott Fitzgerald decided to have a night on the town in Portland, he’d probably lead his glamorous, drunken entourage toward Carlyle for dinner. Bruce Goldberg’s Slabtown destination diner is fancy but fun, friendly and casual, and refreshingly detached f   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 COREY PEIN

Restaurant Guide 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
An overwhelming consensus—i.e., The Oregonian (2005 Restaurant of the Year), Robb Report and WW’s own readers (who voted it 2008’s Best Place to Take a Date in the Pearl District)—favors this slick Peruvian restaurant, and for good reason. Appearance-wise, it’s a pretty   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 COREY PEIN

Bike Commute Challenge Reveals Who Talks a Good Game, But...


The Portland-based Bicycle Transportation Alliance just released the results of this year's bike commute challenge .
The challenge included 1073 workplaces an...   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2008 by COREY PEIN

Unlucky Strike

The Oregon lottery is going into detox—and our state budget is along for the smoke-free ride.


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It’s 11:30 am on a Friday at Asian Garden, a strip-mall karaoke joint next to a Beaverton Safeway. Seated at the bar is Sally Runyon, a 50-year-old divorced mother of two, who is just off her e ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2008 COREY PEIN

Our spin on 7 days of news


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MEET THE SHERWOOD FOREST LOBBY: Along with timber payments for the counties, the state’s congressional delegation secured a tax break for an Oregon company selling toy arrow shafts in the $700 ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2008 COREY PEIN
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