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Meet the Oregonian Who Helped Transform the Patriot Act

Ron Wyden's most secretive staffer helps the senior US senator craft his take on national surveillance.

  • 06/22/2015
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Oregon's Ballot is a Microcosm of Messy National Politics

Weed! Obamacare! Equal rights! The Koch Brothers! In this month’s off-year election, Oregon mirrors the gnarly state of national politics.

  • 11/03/2014
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The Road to Legal Gay Marriage in Oregon

Meet the unlikely team that changed the course of Oregon law (and love).

  • 07/01/2014
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What's So Bad About Urban Density?

As Portlanders fret over our current upward growth spurt, some perspective from across the Pacific eases one writer's angst.

  • 05/12/2014
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Five Essential Talking Points in Portland's Epic Water War

With ballots out to voters, the fate of the legendary Bull Run watershed (and City Council's political clout) hangs in the balance.

  • 05/08/2014
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The Perfect Party: May 2014

We asked elected officials to toss invites to great Portlanders, and they came up with this all-star fantasy guest list.

  • 05/01/2014
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Who Should Control Portland's Drinking Water?

A controversial campaign aims to take Bull Run away from City Council.

  • 04/15/2014
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Willamette Falls' Next Move

The rezoning of the Blue Heron Paper Mill site may signal a new era for Oregon City.

  • 04/02/2014
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Nancy Hales, Portland's First Lady

With local fashion chops, a passion for grassroots organization, and a 1987 bumper sticker-laden Toyota truck, the mayor's better half is crafting herself a place in Portland history.

  • 01/02/2014
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The Perfect Party: January 2014

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from Jerry Seinfeld to a ’90s teen heartthrob

  • 01/02/2014
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A New Future for Oregon Forests

How innovative loggers and environmental capitalists are redefining timber.

  • 05/01/2013
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City Council Astrology

An astrologer predicts how our new city council will collaborate—and clash!

  • 12/12/2012
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Style Spotlight

The First Lady's Fashion

With four years more of Michelle Obama as our FLOTUS to come, we take a look at some of her classic fashion looks.

  • 11/07/2012
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Favorite Looks from the FLOTUS

With more years of a stylish first lady to come, we take a look back at her classic style.

  • 11/07/2012
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Running in Place

Next month, Portland voters will weigh the merits of many would-be mayors. But how do the three major candidates—Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales, and Jefferson Smith—see the city they want to lead?

  • 03/23/2012
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Stage Presence

5 Questions for Kinky Friedman

Author, politician, songwriter, and cowboy philosopher speaks up

  • 07/27/2010
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Cary Clarke’s First Official Summer

Former PDX Popper makes local music a municipal matter.

  • 07/13/2010
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