FBI is Investigating Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes

Feds looking into actions of Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancee


The FBI has opened an investigation into Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes, WW has learned from multiple sources. The investigation began soon after the newspaper published a story in early October raising questions about the dual role Hayes has played in the office of her fiance, Gov. John Kitzhaber (“First Lady Inc., WW, Oct. 8, 2014). In that story, WW reported that in 2013, Hayes signed private ...   More
Friday, January 9, 2015 by Nigel Jaquiss

Swedish Government Denies Asylum for U.S. Citizen Who Claims Torture at Request of U.S. Government

Documents show Portland resident Yonas Fikre met with FBI before his arrest.


The Swedish Migration Board this month denied asylum to Yonas Fikre, a Portland resident and American citizen who said he was tortured in the United Arab Emirates in 2011 at the behest of the U.S. government.  It's unclear where Fikre, a Muslim man from Oregon, will go from here. But he'll have to leave Sweden for at least five years, according to the ruling obtained by Carl Larsson, ...   More
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 KATE WILLSON

FBI Will Ask Judge to Dismiss Torture Lawsuit


The FBI this week will ask a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging its agents had Portland resident Yonas Fikre kidnapped and tortured for months in the United Arab Emirates, then refused to let him re-enter the United States. Fikre is living in Sweden, where he sought asylum after being released from a UAE facility in September 2011, and after being denied an airline ticket ...   More
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Hotseat: William T. Vollmann

Suspected Unabomber/National Book Award-winning novelist on Big Brother’s incompetence.

Q & A
As a journalist, William T. Vollmann has traveled with the anti-Soviet mujahideen in Afghanistan. He has lived for a year as a homeless rail-jumper, smoked crack and frequented prostitutes. He    More
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The FBI Asks for 'Portlandia' Sketch for Training


Maybe the FBI is now operating in the WTF business: The agency asked Portlandia if it could use a sketch spoofing recycling culture for training.Co-star Carrie Brownstein told The Hollywood Reporter that an instructor from the FBI academy in Quantico, Va., asked producers to use the "Sanitation Twins" sketch in its advanced-intelligence classes, which focus on terrorism, espionage, IP theft and other ...   More
Monday, June 24, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Mohamed Mohamud Found Guilty

Mohamed Mohamud

 A Portland jury took less than a day to find Mohamed Osman Mohamud guilty of trying to bomb the 2010 tree-lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square.Our news partner KATU has full coverage of the verdict, reached at 2:45 this afternoon. Earlier this month, WW published an excerpt from Trevor Aaronson's book, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism. In it, ...   More
Thursday, January 31, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

Mohamed and “The Terror Factory”

This week’s trial will determine if the FBI entrapped the Christmas Tree Bomber.

Cover Story
This week, the man federal officials say tried to bomb the Pioneer Courthouse Square Christmas tree lighting ceremony more than two years ago   More
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Covert Coverage

Obama’s police state, troubled oceans and Japan’s radiation top Project Censored’s latest report of news stories ignored by big media.

News Stories
People who get their information exclusively from mainstream media sources may be surprised at the lack of enthusiasm...   More
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 YAEL CHANOFF

Sleepless In Abu Dhabi

An Oregon Muslim says he was jailed and tortured in the United Arab Emirates for 106 days after refusing to turn informant.

News Stories
A Muslim man from Oregon says he was imprisoned and tortured for 106 days last year in the United Arab...   More
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY

30 Missing Minutes

Numbers are key to the fate of the accused Christmas Tree Bomber.

News Stories
Inmates in custody of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office as of Nov. 28: 1,167 Inmates arrested by the FBI: 3 Number of inmates charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction: 1 Wee   More
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 COREY PEIN


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