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Something Difficult

Same song, different verse: Uninsured Portland band faces huge medical bills.

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The lead singers of your favorite local band may have great voices, but chances are they can’t afford even a checkup of their vocal cords. Going without health insurance is a gritty gamble many ...   More
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 Lillian Hogan

No Car, No Problem

One family’s diet: Out of their car and onto their bikes.

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When you’re joyful that gas has dropped to about $4 per gallon, it’s not hard to figure out why people are giving up on driving. But how easy is it to get rid of owning your car for good? ...   More
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 Lillian Hogan

Thugs Gone Green

How the environmental building movement turned around a crew of troublemakers.

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It’s a Saturday afternoon and members of the self-titled Fuck Da Police crew are listening to loud political hip-hop and admiring their work on a newly remodeled house on Northeast Wygant Street ...   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 Lillian Hogan

Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit, Mourns Loss of Jordan Case

A group of around 60 people gathered for a candelight vigil Friday evening to mourn the loss of Jordan Case, a 20-year-old Reynolds High School graduate who was shot to death in 2006 in Tualatin by a Washington County sheriff's deputy while tripping on mushrooms.
The event...   More
Saturday, April 5, 2008 by Lillian Hogan

Bill Clinton Packs Portland Events, Hillary Expected in Oregon Next Week

A line of over 1,500 people formed outside Oregon Health & Science University's Old Library today to see Bill Clinton's speech “Solutions for the Economy.”
And Hillary is not far behind. According to Clinton spokesman Isaac Baker, "Senator Clinton is...   More
Monday, March 31, 2008 by Lillian Hogan

Red Ink

Local Gallery Owes Thousands To Artists. And Some Are Pissed.

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When City Arts LLC opened at 902 SW Morrison St. in November 2006, hopes were high that the gallery could be like Saturday Market with a roof. But after just 14 months, City Arts LLC owners were three ...   More
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 Lillian Hogan

Vegan Strip Club For Sale

Thanks to a tip from a blogging stripper, WWire has learned that Portland's Casa Diablo, the world's first vegan strip club, is for sale after just a month and a half in business. Here's the Craigslist...   More
Monday, March 24, 2008 by Lillian Hogan

Dr. Death Faces Australian Extradition, Trial

Washington County resident Dr. Jayant Patel, also known as Dr. Death, appeared in federal court Tuesday, where it was revealed that Australia is requesting his extradition.
FBI agents arrested Patel, 57, in his home the same m...   More
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 by Lillian Hogan

TriMet Set to Increase Police Presence

After a slew of assaults and criminal activity on the MAX last year, TriMet riders will be happy to know that increased police presence is in Portland public transportation's future.
TriMet's enhanced safety plan, announced in December in response to the    More
Monday, March 10, 2008 by Lillian Hogan

Tre Arrow Pleads Not Guilty, Trial Set for May

Environmental activist Tre Arrow entered a not guilty plea and U.S. Magistrate Judge Dennis J. Hubel set a trial date of May 6 in a small courtroom filled to occupancy in Portland's Federal Courthouse at 1:30 pm Monday.
Arrow, who    More
Monday, March 3, 2008 by Lillian Hogan
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