Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-741-1-.html Fri, 25 Jul 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Jack Shack Attack - The Legislature takes on Oregon’s proliferating lingerie shops. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17278-jack_shack_attack_the_legislature_takes_on_oregons_proliferating_lingerie_shops.html You’ve seen them along Northeast 82nd Avenue and lining the suburban strips of Washington County. With names like Hotties, Pussy Cats and Private Rendezvous, they advertise services from ]]> Weed, The People - Meet the Oregonians driving the marijuana marketplace. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16397-weed_the_people_meet_the_oregonians_driving_the_marijuana_marketplace.html Douchebags Not Allowed - Southwest Ankeny street says yes to cool and no to cars. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17251-douchebags_not_allowed_southwest_ankeny_street_says_yes_to_cool_and_no_to_cars.html Dustin Knox’s bar on Southwest Ankeny Street has seven rules posted at the door. Find a seat or leave. No hitting on strangers. No fights. No drunks served. One at a time in the bathroom. Don’t]]> Killing Time - Dead Men Waiting on Oregon's Death Row. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-8334-killing_time_dead_men_waiting_on_oregons_death_row.html Lord Of The Files - An Oregon lawyer fights to open police internal affairs records. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17312-lord_of_the_files_an_oregon_lawyer_fights_to_open_police_internal_affairs_records.html When police raided William Traverso’s house last fall, it wasn’t the first time cops had come knocking. Traverso was caught up in a 2008 FBI ]]> Dirt Roads, Dead Ends - Portland has 59 miles of unpaved streets. Guess who promised to fix them. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17460-dirt_roads_dead_ends_portland_has_59_miles_of_unpaved_streets_guess_who_promised_to_fix_them.html Last week, Mayor Sam Adams provided reporters a peek at his proposed city budget, which is set for a City Council vote on June 16. The mayor points with pride ]]> Cyclist vs. New Seasons - A horrific crash and a potential mayoral candidate’s company. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17514-cyclist_vs_new_seasons_a_horrific_crash_and_a_potential_mayoral_candidates_company.html Portlanders need no introduction to New Seasons, a local grocery chain with a near-fanatical following. One key to the company’s success ]]> Plastic Crusader - Can Stiv Wilson ban the bag in Oregon? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17214-plastic_crusader_can_stiv_wilson_ban_the_bag_in_oregon.html The most significant Oregon environmentalist of the moment was once arrested on more than 100 counts of petty theft. When Stiv Wilson was a sophomore at the University of Montana, he and his friend]]> Strip Bars Laid Bare - Undercover agents accuse two club owners of filing false tax returns. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17413-strip_bars_laid_bare_undercover_agents_accuse_two_club_owners_of_filing_false_tax_returns.html The owners of two separate Portland-area strip club chains are under criminal investigation by the IRS for allegedly concealing income from tax collectors, according to court documents. On April 11]]> Giving Us Flack - Portland’s $7 million, publicly funded PR Industrial Complex takes news for a spin. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17536-giving_us_flack_portlands_%247_million_publicly_funded_pr_industrial_complex_takes_news_for_a_spin.html Earlier this month, Metro had some good news to get out. The Portland-area regional government was turning 100 acres in Happy Valley into the Scouter Mountain Natural Area—a Boy Scout camp and ad]]> To Catch A Stoner - One cop shop's prostitution sting: Phony ads on Craigslist of hot women offering sex for weed. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10870-to_catch_a_stoner_one_cop_shops_prostitution_sting_phony_ads_on_craigslist_of_hot_women_offering_sex.html Natural Selection - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11213-natural_selection_.html Higher Ed - Reed College is exceptional for more than academics. It's one of America's most permissive colleges for experimenting with drugs. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-9009-higher_ed_reed_college_is_exceptional_for_more_than_academics_its_one_of_americas_most_permissive_co.html Missing Justus - A Portland cop says he was forced out of his job over a human-trafficking case. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16968-missing_justus_a_portland_cop_says_he_was_forced_out_of_his_job_over_a_human_trafficking_case.html The Portland Police Bureau’s former point man on the issue of human trafficking has put the city on notice that he intends to sue his former supervisor for gender harassment.]]> The Prostitution Report - A sex-worker treatment program fails key benchmarks and raises privacy questions. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17725-the_prostitution_report_a_sex_worker_treatment_program_fails_key_benchmarks_and_raises_privacy_quest.html Three years ago, prostitution was engulfing 82nd Avenue. Arrests were up 43 percent. Sex workers stalked the avenue day and night. Shady johns trolled the street]]> Legalize It - Oregon's ailing economy needs a boost. How about hemp? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12115-legalize_it_oregons_ailing_economy_needs_a_boost_how_about_hemp.html Eric The Enlightened - How a guru from Beaverton raked in millions as a New Age psychic. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10512-eric_the_enlightened_how_a_guru_from_beaverton_raked_in_millions_as_a_new_age_psychic.html Pity For The Panty Thief - Two lawyers ask the Governor to free a notorious burglar. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12556-pity_for_the_panty_thief_two_lawyers_ask_the_governor_to_free_a_notorious_burglar.html The Gun - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17808-the_gun_.html It’s 9:50 on a Wednesday night, in the Safeway parking lot on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. I’m looking into the passenger-side window of a gray Chevy Tahoe, with $160 in my fist. ]]> Head To Head - Two powerful Portland clans compete to develop a key downtown site. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-16984-head_to_head_two_powerful_portland_clans_compete_to_develop_a_key_downtown_site.html Multnomah County’s drive to sell some prime downtown Portland real estate has pitted two of the city’s wealthiest and most influential families in competition to ]]> The Kyron Files - The 14 most important people and things to emerge from the Kyron Horman investigation. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12305-the_kyron_files_the_14_most_important_people_and_things_to_emerge_from_the_kyron_horman_investigatio.html Gangland - Digging deeper into the landscape of Portland's latest gang war. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10074-gangland_digging_deeper_into_the_landscape_of_portlands_latest_gang_war.html Randy’s To-Do List - Five tasks for Portland’s toughest commissioner before he retires from City Hall. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17702-randys_to_do_list_five_tasks_for_portlands_toughest_commissioner_before_he_retires_from_city_hall.html Love him or hate him, Portland will be a more boring place without City Commissioner Randy Leonard. Leonard’s face would turn scarlet at the comparison, but in his nine-plus years on the City Cou]]> Loan Wolf - A Portlander takes on a mortgage giant to save her property—and she’s not alone. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17019-loan_wolf_a_portlander_takes_on_a_mortgage_giant_to_save_her_property%E2%80%94and_shes_not_alone.html After a North Portland rental home owned by Dawn Lind went into foreclosure last fall, she jumped into a nationwide legal fight that could affect millions of residential properties. Lind, who learn]]> The Adventures of Zetaman - Portland's superhero bunks in the 'burbs and drives a minivan—when he's not keeping our streets safe. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-8534-the_adventures_of_zetaman_portlands_superhero_bunks_in_the_burbs_and_drives_a_minivanmdashwhen_hes_n.html The Debt Effect - One of Oregon's biggest collection lawyers faces new troubles from the debtors he's sued. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-8391-the_debt_effect_one_of_oregons_biggest_collection_lawyers_faces_new_troubles_from_the_debtors_hes_su.html Smoke Screened - A pot user is denied pain meds. Advocates say he’s not alone. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17383-smoke_screened_a_pot_user_is_denied_pain_meds_advocates_say_hes_not_alone.html Johan Mathiesen has smoked pot recreationally for 45 years.  “It’s my coffee, my tobacco, whatever you want. It’s my social drug,” says Mathiesen, a 69-year-old deli clerk at New Seaso]]> Saving Ryan - Why it was left to two Portland judges to bring this junkie back from the brink. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12460-saving_ryan_why_it_was_left_to_two_portland_judges_to_bring_this_junkie_back_from_the_brink.html Naked Damages - A lawsuit alleges dirty tricks in the “lingerie shop” trade. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17465-naked_damages_a_lawsuit_alleges_dirty_tricks_in_the_%E2%80%9Clingerie_shop%E2%80%9D_trade.html A contract dispute over a downtown nude-dancing parlor has led to allegations against the owner of several Portland-area erotic shops. Centerfold Suites, on the third floor above Dante’s
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JTTF: WTF? - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17232-jttf_wtf_.html Last week, Mayor Sam Adams canceled for the third time a hearing on whether Portland should rejoin the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.  And so far, Commissioner Randy Leonard is the only p]]>