Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1541-1-.html Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Price Check On Fireball - Oregon voters will soon be told getting rid of the OLCC will lower liquor prices. A shopping trip to Vancouver kills that buzz. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21685-price_check_on_fireball_oregon_voters_will_soon_be_told_getting_rid_of_the_olcc_will_lower_lir_price.html Forget free-market dogma and protecting the little guy: We just want to know whether getting government out of the liquor business will save us money. It’s a key question facing Oregon voter]]> Take and Give and Take - What’s really at stake in the contract fight between the Portland schools and teachers. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21542-take_and_give_and_take_whats_really_at_stake_in_the_contract_fight_between_the_portland_schools_and_.html Portland Public Schools, the state’s largest school district, has troubles enough as it is. It’s under fire from its auditor for abysmal graduation rates, facing a formal complaint from pare]]> Suicide Curve - A police report on Portland suicides flubs the math, and the media—including WW—miss the error. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21609-suicide_curve_a_police_report_on_portland_suicides_flubs_the_math_and_the_media%E2%80%94including_ww.html On Sept. 30, Police Chief Mike Reese stood before TV cameras and journalists to release troubling new findings about how often people commit suicide in Portland. It didn’t take reporters lon]]> Terrorist To Test Case? - Mohamud’s case could be the first to challenge warrantless wiretapping revealed by Edward Snowden’s leaks. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21956-terrorist_to_test_case_mohamuds_case_could_be_the_first_to_challenge_warrantless_wiretapping_reveale.html Mohamed Mohamud has been cast in many roles: as a simmering potential terrorist, as a teenager manipulated by FBI agents, and most of all as Portland’s “Christmas tree bomber.” But now he�]]>