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Two Students Arrested In Drug Bust At Reed

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Portland police arrested 20-year-old Reed College students, Roland Bracewell Shoemaker and Manuel Abreu, on Monday, seizing what an announcement described as "an estimated 2-3 pounds of marijuana, a small amount of MDMA and LSD, as well as packaging material and scales."
Shoemaker, pictured left, face the most serious allegations, arrested for what police call "Delivery of Marijuana within 1000...   More
Thursday, February 16, 2012 by COREY PEIN

Senator of Fortune

A lawsuit lifts the curtain on Sen. Brian Boquist’s military deals—and how Republicans may be benefiting.

State Sen. Brian Boquist (R-Dallas) may be the most adventurous lawmaker in Salem. He’s described his best-known business, International Charter Inc. of Oregon, as a humanitarian organization,   More
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 COREY PEIN

Oregon Lawmaker Accused of Diverting Money from A Defense Contractor to Bankroll GOP Candidates

A federal lawsuit says Sen. Brian Boquist, R-Dallas, misappropriated funds from a military training firm he owns

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State Sen. Brian Boquist (R-Dallas) allegedly misappropriated "thousands of dollars" from a U.S. military contractor and funneled the money to Republican Party candidates and causes in Oregon, according to a federal lawsuit filed by Boquist's former business partners.The partners allege that Boquist forced them out of the company, called ICI Wyoming, in December, and that they subsequently learned...   More
Friday, February 3, 2012 by COREY PEIN

Busted Ranks

New allegations from a former vice cop about the top brass.

Cops and Courts
A former vice cop is making new allegations of retaliation, lying and backbiting in the highest ranks of the Portland Police Bureau—after he gave a series of interviews about the city’s fail   More
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 COREY PEIN

What To Do On Your Lunch Break: Vote


Residents of Oregon's First Congressional District have until 8pm tonight to vote for Democrat Suzanne Bonamici, Republican Rob Cornilles, Libertarian James Foster or Progressiv...   More
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 by COREY PEIN

Taxi Drivers Get Raw Deal, Report Says

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A new city of Portland report calls for additional regulations on the local taxi business, citing drivers' long hours and low pay.
The following table, drawn from the report (pdf) shows what local drivers make:
2011 City of Portland Fair Wage $9.61
Oregon Minimum Wage $8.50
Average Ho...   More
Friday, January 27, 2012 by COREY PEIN

Oregon Scientist Finds New Way To Track Underground Nuke Tests

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Oregon State University geophysicist Paul Vincent recently published a research paper detailing a new way to measure underground nuclear weapons tests with satellite imagery.
Vincent's study, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, focus...   More
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 by COREY PEIN

One City Union, No Longer Holding Back On Mayoral Endorsement, Says It Supports Eileen Brady

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The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 48, which represents about 100 city of Portland workers, was one of four union locals that last month made a show of not endorsing any candidate for mayor.At the time, IBEW 48 business agent Joe Esmonde cited the Co...   More
Thursday, January 19, 2012 by COREY PEIN

Local Business' Bane Bemuses TV Newswoman

60 Minutes on Groupon


On Sunday night, 60 Minutes got around to Groupon. Check out the video here—and if you already know how the online daily deals business works, you can fast forward to 7:55 for the bit about Groupon "horror stories," a phenomeno...   More
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 by COREY PEIN

Portland Crime Charts Of The Day Show Shifts In Gun Crime


A Portland Police Bureau report prepared this week for the Multnomah County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council illustrates the migration of gun and gang crime over the past decade and a half.
The maps below, for some reason marked "do not disseminate," are reproduced from the report, which was    More
Friday, January 13, 2012 by COREY PEIN
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