Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-628-1-.html Wed, 22 Oct 14 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Quickie Crack Pipes - Some Portland convenience stores are all too willing to sell everything you need to smoke crack—and it's perfectly legal. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5182-quickie_crack_pipes_some_portland_convenience_stores_are_all_too_willing_to_sell_everything_you_need.html Why Did James Chasse Jr. Die? - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6212-why_did_james_chasse_jr_die_.html Two Crimes, Two Punishments - Who should get more prison time: an accomplice in a robbery or a drunken driver in a fatal crash? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6337-two_crimes_two_punishments_who_should_get_more_prison_time_an_accomplice_in_a_robbery_or_a_drunken_d.html Suicide Defense - How a punk-porn empire is trying to protect its piece of the pie. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5204-suicide_defense_how_a_punk_porn_empire_is_trying_to_protect_its_piece_of_the_pie.html The Conned Artist? - Airbrush artist sues famous sculptor's son for millions. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5334-the_conned_artist_airbrush_artist_sues_famous_sculptors_son_for_millions.html "My Name Is Randy, And I'm Addicted To Oil." - It's the end of the world as he knows it and Randy White feels fine (sort of). http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5329-my_name_is_randy_and_im_addicted_to_oil_its_the_end_of_the_world_as_he_knows_it_and_randy_white_feel.html Hydro Hogs - Our annual list of the biggest hosers in Portland. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6104-hydro_hogs_our_annual_list_of_the_biggest_hosers_in_portland.html Starving Art - Everclear's Art Alexakis is trying to lower his payments to his ex-wives. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5626-starving_art_everclears_art_alexakis_is_trying_to_lower_his_payments_to_his_ex_wives.html Red Light District - Portland seeks to double its cameras at traffic lights, but the company holding the city's no-bid contract has some legal troubles of its own. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6554-red_light_district_portland_seeks_to_double_its_cameras_at_traffic_lights_but_the_company_holding_th.html Buff Daddy Redux - Is Columbia Gorge inn owner Geoff "Buff Daddy" Thompson playing by the rules? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5308-buff_daddy_redux_is_columbia_gorge_inn_owner_geoff_buff_daddy_thompson_playing_by_the_rules.html Jailhouse Crock - Bruce Samuelson may have been a thief, a forger, an abusive husband and a snitch. But did he wrongly send a California man to his death? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5631-jailhouse_crock_bruce_samuelson_may_have_been_a_thief_a_forger_an_abusive_husband_and_a_snitch_but_d.html Steal This Bike - If you saw a man on Hawthorne liberating a bike with 2-foot bolt cutters, would you intervene? Say something? Call the cops? You may think so, but we say fat chance. (+ Video!) http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5987-steal_this_bike_if_you_saw_a_man_on_hawthorne_liberating_a_bike_with_2_foot_bolt_cutters_would_you_i.html The High Price Of Thrift? - An ex-employee sues Multnomah County, claiming she was fired for trying to spotlight financial misdeeds. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5404-the_high_price_of_thrift_an_ex_employee_sues_multnomah_county_claiming_she_was_fired_for_trying_to_s.html Loopy Laws - <i>WW</i> presents some screwy laws the state Legislature should fix in 2007. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6482-loopy_laws_ww_presents_some_screwy_laws_the_state_legislature_should_fix_in_2007.html The Dilettante vs. The Disaster - Down for the County? A wealthy challenger and a self-wounded incumbent punch it out for who gets the belt of Multnomah County chair. And why you should give a damn. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5245-the_dilettante_vs_the_disaster_down_for_the_county_a_wealthy_challenger_and_a_self_wounded_incumbent.html Chasse Cop's History - Data from Portland Police shows one of the officers involved in James Chasse's death among the department's top users of force. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6205-chasse_cops_history_data_from_portland_police_shows_one_of_the_officers_involved_in_james_chasses_de.html One Soldier's Story - As the conflict in Iraq enters its fourth year, wounded Oregon vet Sean Davis opens up his war journal and thoughts. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5464-one_soldiers_story_as_the_conflict_in_iraq_enters_its_fourth_year_wounded_oregon_vet_sean_davis_open.html Body Of Evidence - A Portland lawyer crusades to make autopsy reports after police-involved deaths open to the public. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6146-body_of_evidence_a_portland_lawyer_crusades_to_make_autopsy_reports_after_police_involved_deaths_ope.html Citizen Clara - How one powerful Hispanic businesswoman is getting ahead in Multnomah County, and why taxpayers should be concerned. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5780-citizen_clara_how_one_powerful_hispanic_businesswoman_is_getting_ahead_in_multnomah_county_and_why_t.html Myspace Invaders - Multnomah County steps up efforts to catch sex offenders who are using MySpace.com to find new victims. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5815-myspace_invaders_multnomah_county_steps_up_efforts_to_catch_sex_offenders_who_are_using_myspacecom_t.html School Daze - <i>WW</i> gets a look at the Portland school district's proposed closures. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5417-school_daze_ww_gets_a_look_at_the_portland_school_districts_proposed_closures.html In Bed With Big Wood - Emails show OSU and timber sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5526-in_bed_with_big_wood_emails_show_osu_and_timber_sitting_in_a_tree_k_i_s_s_i_n_g.html George Noory - Coast to Coast's Noory has the key to world peace—but he's not unlocking the door just yet. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6132-george_noory_coast_to_coasts_noory_has_the_key_to_world_peacemdashbut_hes_not_unlocking_the_door_jus.html Come Here Often? - Web sites list Portland's best public johns to "share the love." http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5360-come_here_often_web_sites_list_portlands_best_public_johns_to_share_the_love.html Lesbians And Gays Going Courting - A Portland couple's fight for same-sex parental rights is the opening salvo in a statewide legal campaign. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5475-lesbians_and_gays_going_courting_a_portland_couples_fight_for_same_sex_parental_rights_is_the_openin.html Double-bunk Jeopardy - New anti-jail-rape regulations put 200 Multnomah County jail beds at risk. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6454-double_bunk_jeopardy_new_anti_jail_rape_regulations_put_200_multnomah_county_jail_beds_at_risk.html Underhand Serve? - Allegations surface that another Multnomah County sheriff's employee intervened in legal matters for personal reasons. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6557-underhand_serve_allegations_surface_that_another_multnomah_county_sheriffs_employee_intervened_in_le.html F--- Dese Profiles - What did we do when we wanted to know more about teens with alleged ties to a Portland burglary ring? We checked out their MySpace pages. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-6411-f_dese_profiles_what_did_we_do_when_we_wanted_to_know_more_about_teens_with_alleged_ties_to_a_portla.html Linn Fallout - Multnomah County DA wants state to investigate charges made in <i>WW</i> story by ex-aide to Diane Linn. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5559-linn_fallout_multnomah_county_da_wants_state_to_investigate_charges_made_in_ww_story_by_ex_aide_to_d.html Cleaning Up With The PBA - Does the city's most powerful business group have the inside track on Portland's public potties and parks? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5850-cleaning_up_with_the_pba_does_the_citys_most_powerful_business_group_have_the_inside_track_on_portla.html