Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1488-1-.html Sun, 04 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Very Healthy Paychecks - Top executives at Providence, after talking up health-care cost controls, see big raises as they leave. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20497-very_healthy_paychecks_top_executives_at_providence_after_talking_up_health_care_cost_controls_see_b.html Greg Van Pelt wants to cut your health-care costs. As the retiring CEO for Providence Oregon, he’s talked about working to find solutions for ballooning medical expenses and creating community]]> Strange Brew - The city is subsidizing a church-affiliated bar that plans to give away all its profits. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20208-strange_brew_the_city_is_subsidizing_a_church_affiliated_bar_that_plans_to_give_away_all_its_profits.html Stop us if you’ve heard this one: A bureaucrat, a preacher and The New York Times walk into a bar. The punch line? The Times’ glowing story Jan. 20 revealing that the Portland Development Co]]> Pistol-Whipped - As the firearm debate fades, the numbers reveal patterns in Oregon’s gun deaths. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20372-pistol_whipped_as_the_firearm_debate_fades_the_numbers_reveal_patterns_in_oregons_gun_deaths.html When the gunfire fell silent after Clackamas Town Center and Sandy Hook last December, politicians raced to proclaim it was time to do something about gun violence in America. The news set off a]]> A Question of Force - Experts on sexual violence against women speculate why Oregon’s numbers are so high. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20260-a_question_of_force_experts_on_sexual_violence_against_women_speculate_why_oregons_numbers_are_so_hi.html Last week, WW published an issue devoted to V-Day, an international campaign set for Feb. 14 to draw attention to violence against women. Some of the numbers were surprising: 27 percent of Oregon ]]> Smoke Brakes - Cigarettes will stay cheap in Oregon—whether or not Multnomah County gets to levy its own tobacco tax. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20563-smoke_brakes_cigarettes_will_stay_cheap_in_oregon%E2%80%94whether_or_not_multnomah_county_gets_to_le.html Portland smokers, hold on to your butts: Multnomah County wants the right to tax your cigarettes, and now the state of Oregon might be looking to increase the price of a pack as well. Thanks to ]]>