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Portland Tibetans Occupy Canada

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A busload of Portland-area Tibetans traveled last week to Vancouver, B.C., to protest outside the Chinese consulate. The protests follow a series of self-immolations in Tibet, which the Dalai Lama has bl...   More
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 by COREY PEIN

KATU: Poll Shows Reese Would Enter Mayoral Race Near Top Of Field

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A new poll shows that Portland Police Bureau Chief Mike Reese, who is considering entering the mayoral race, would fare well against the top three declared candidates. KATU first reported the results of the SurveyUSA poll,    More
Monday, November 7, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Calif. Company That Blew Whistle On Bribery Scheme Wins Bureaucratic Victory

War Bribes

In this week's print edition, WW tells the story of an Oregon defense contractor, Skedco, linked to a bribery case that landed a former Defense Department official, Joseph J. Marak, in prison.The case came to light because a California company, S.O. Tech</...   More
Thursday, November 3, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Chief Reese Confirms Interest In Mayoral Run


Wearing a suit and tie instead of his uniform, Portland Police Bureau Chief Mike Reese confirmed to WW in an interview at police headquarters this morning that he's putting plans in place to run for mayor in the current election cycle.

He told WW he expects to make a decision within a "couple weeks." Reese's statements today confirm WW's    More
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 by COREY PEIN

War Bribes

An Oregon businessman wanted to get “filthy stinking rich.” Now he’s linked to a bribery case and risks losing his biggest customer: the U.S. Military.

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Many successful business owners can’t resist showing off. They get their name in the newspaper...   More
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 COREY PEIN

KGW Says Graphic Mocking Occupy Portland Never Went On-Air (Updated)

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An anonymous Twitter account apparently set up yesterday is alerting news outlets to this graphic, which it claims ran "for half a second" on KGW's noontime broadcast yesterday.
Apparently pegged to one of the Portland Police Bureau's    More
Thursday, October 27, 2011 by COREY PEIN

'How News Is Made' Panel Promises Look Inside Grisly Local Sausage Factories

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Portland's Dill Pickle Club, a civic interest group that pitches itself something like a less-stuffy City Club, is holding a "how news is made" tour and panel discussion this Friday, Oct. 28. I'll be among the speakers.The tour starts in the early afternoon and the panel discussion kicks off at 4:30 pm in the U.S. Bank of America room ...   More
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 by COREY PEIN

Novick Sort-Of-Opposes Portland Business Alliance Tax Cut Request

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The Portland Business Alliance today released the responses to the questionnaires it sent to City Hall candidates.
Read the responses of the mayoral candidates—Eileen Brady, Charl...   More
Monday, October 17, 2011 by COREY PEIN

The Other Portland

It’s poor, it’s dangerous, it’s growing like crazy—and it’s more important than ever.

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In case you didn’t get the invite, Portland is an endless party in a shining urban utopia where everyone has a $1,000 bicycle, eats locally sourced gourmet dishes from food carts and is blindingly   More
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 COREY PEIN

Hearings Scheduled On County BPA Ban

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New water bottles for everyone!As expected, the Multnomah County Commission will move forward with a countywide ban on some plastic food and drink containers containing the Bisphenol A, a chemical linked to a number of adult illnesses and developmental problems in infants, and better known as BPA.

A draft...   More
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 by COREY PEIN
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