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Spying the Friendly Skies

Drone aircraft used for recon in Afghanistan are now in Portland.

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Military surveillance drones of the kind used to spy on Taliban targets for U.S. forces in Afghanistan are now based in Portland, but U.S. government officials are unclear how or when they might   More
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 COREY PEIN

Wireless Waste

Portland schools have had to spend $172,000 fighting a parent's lawsuit over Wi-Fi.

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 One year ago, the parent of a Portland Public Schools student sued the district with claims a new Wi-Fi network in his daughter’s middle school was poisoning her and potentially harming other students.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 COREY PEIN

Fisherman’s Wrath

A campaign targeting gillnetters takes class war to the Columbia River.

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IMAGE: Corey PeinMark Ihander draws his net from the waters of Youngs Bay. Tangled in the mesh he spies the first catch of the clear blue afternoon: a spring chinook, hatchery bred, strong and gli   More
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 COREY PEIN

Enviro Groups Sue Forestry Officials On Behalf Of Endangered Bird

marbled murrelet chick

Three environmental groups filed a lawsuit yesterday against Gov. John Kitzhaber and numerous state and county forestry officials that demands an end to logging in the coastal forest habitat of the marbled murrelet, a seabird that nests in trees.The plaintiffs in the U.S. District Court lawsuit—Cascadia Wildlands, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Audubon Society of Portland—had give...   More
Friday, June 1, 2012 by COREY PEIN

Portland Police Advise iPhone Users Not To Stare, Zombielike, At Their Devices

cat ipad

Portland police yesterday announced that they'd caught that most elusive brand of criminal, the smartphone thief.
Three recent Apple-related robberies are being blamed on an unnamed 16-year-old from East Portland, and police say they expect to make more arrests.This should give Portland police bragging rights over their    More
Friday, May 25, 2012 by COREY PEIN

Literary Giant Dies In Oregon

paul fussell

Paul Fussell was a great writer and scholar and, in the three years before his death yesterday, an Oregonian.Obituaries are beginning to appear around    More
Thursday, May 24, 2012 by COREY PEIN

What Money Can’t Buy

Portland’s mayoral primary had something to teach everyone about Rose City politics.

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Fresh off his May 15 primary victory, mayoral candidate Charlie Hales fired most of his staff last week. As a gesture of...   More
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS , COREY PEIN

NYT Examines Facebook's Oregon Tax Break


With a good share of the country's business reporters freaking out over today's first-ever public stock sale by    More
Friday, May 18, 2012 by COREY PEIN

A Blizzard of Hoaxes

Documents reveal details about white-powder mailings, and how they tie up government responders.

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The return address was listed 2413 NW Burnside St., Portland—a nonexistent location. The sender was “The MIB, LLC”—a nonexistent business. The more than 100 recipients, however, were rea   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 COREY PEIN

Brady Exits Mayor's Race

For a one-time frontrunner, a long painful night


Tuesday night's most elaborate campaign party had some of the most disappointed attendees. Mayoral candidate and businesswoman Eileen Brady strove for positivity as she conceded the race to her less well-funded opponents, former City Commissioner Charlie Hales and State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland).

"It looks like Charlie and Jefferson are going to the runoff," Brady said to a few doze...   More
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 by COREY PEIN
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