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Meet the Man Battling to Abolish Executions in Oregon

As the national debate on capital punishment shifts, Ron Steiner continues his fight.

  • By Rachel Saslow
  • Published 09/21/2015
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Can Keen Save America's Endangered Wilderness with a Single RV?

Five major national wilderness areas—including Eastern Oregon's Wild Owyhee Canyonlands—are at risk. One Portland shoe company wants to do something about it.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 09/21/2015
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Portland Artist Makes Headlines for Painting Donald Trump in Menstrual Blood

A Portland artist has become a viral phenomenon after a portrait she painted of Donald Trump set fire to the Internet.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 09/16/2015
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Why Is a Seattle Politician Campaigning in Portland?

Kshama Sawant gained notoriety in Seattle as the headstrong socialist voice of city council. This Saturday, she's bringing her reelection campaign to Portland.

  • By Katie Vaughan
  • Published 09/10/2015
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Marijuana Legalization: Where Are We Now?

The chief petitioner of last year's successful legalization measure talks about where we are now—and where we have to go.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/04/2015
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The Many Mysteries of Vaping, by the Numbers

Dialing in the digits of Oregon's newest—and least regulated—industry.

  • By Katie Vaughan
  • Published 08/24/2015
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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.

  • By Nigel Duara
  • Published 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.

  • By Tim Dickinson
  • Published 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).

  • By Matty Newton and Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 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.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 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.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 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.

  • By Matty Newton
  • Published 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.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 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.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 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.

  • By Karen Karbo
  • Published 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

  • By Matty Newton
  • Published 01/02/2014
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A New Future for Oregon Forests

How innovative loggers and environmental capitalists are redefining timber.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/01/2013
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City Council Astrology

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

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 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.

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 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?

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/23/2012
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