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PDX to Trump: Drop Deadnew

How David Douglas School District proves Donald Trump wrong.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  12-11-2015  |  Elections

Asleep At The Wheelnew

U.S. Rep. David Wu totaled a parked car and blamed it on his hectic travel schedule.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  03-16-2011  |  Politics

Strange Wunew

Oregon Congressman David Wu's very odd behavior that had his staffers threatening to shut down his 2010 campaign.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  02-23-2011  |  Politics

Hidden in Americanew

For a child of illegal immigrants, life remains in the shadows.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  01-19-2011  |  Immigration

Sext Crimesnew

Oregon has a name for teens who take dirty photos with their cell phones: child pornographer.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  12-01-2010  |  Crime & Justice

We Were Marshallnew

How the redesign of Portland's high schools ended up with a plan to close Marshall High School.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  10-06-2010  |  Education

A Stitch And Timenew

Harun Mustafa showed promise as a cello player. Then he made one bad decision that sent him to prison.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  05-13-2010  |  Crime & Justice

How Portland Teachers Use Your Tax Dollars to Get Aheadnew

Several key details of the contract changed but one ithing did not: How much Portland Public Schools pays its 3,000-plus teachers still depends on just two factors. Neither of which have much, if anything, to do with the quality of their teaching.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  03-17-2010  |  Education

A Mayor's Dozen: Sam Adams Proposes 12 Spending Hikes as the City Cuts its Budgetnew

Much ink has been spilled over Mayor Sam Adams’ budget decision to divert $20 million from Portland’s backlog of sewer-system repairs to help build new bicycle boulevards. But that’s not the only spending question facing the mayor this month.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  03-17-2010  |  Politics

Pros and Cons of a Proposed High School Redesignnew

After more than two years of planning, the Portland School Board voted 5-2 Monday night to approve the broad outlines of a new high-school system for Portland Public Schools. The Superintendent now has 45 days to return with a detailed proposal of the changes she envisions.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  03-10-2010  |  Education

Girl In Beanbag Case Gets One Year Probationnew

Multnomah County Judge Paula Kurshner sided with prosecutors this afternoon, saying the 12-year-old girl whom Officer Christopher Humphreys shot with a beanbag on a MAX platform caused the struggle Nov. 14 that erupted in a political firestorm over Portland Police’s use of force.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  03-03-2010  |  Crime & Justice

Eight Relentless Watchdogs Who Hound Public Officials in Pursuit of Answersnew

On good days they’re known as citizen watchdogs. On bad days, they’re civic-minded pains in the neck. If you’ve been to a public meeting in process-happy Portland, you know the type. They’re the activists who testify time after time at City Council - and elsewhere.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  02-03-2010  |  Civil Liberties

New Report Raises Questions About Portland as 'Bike City USA'new

The number of bike trips in Portland dropped for the first time in five years, according to a new report. Meanwhile, city officials are launching their most ambitious plan yet to upgrade the city’s bicycle infrastructure to meet what they say is strong demand.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  12-16-2009  |  Transportation

Cheerless: The Real Reason Lincoln High No Longer Has Spiritnew

Lincoln High’s boys basketball season opened Nov. 30 with all the fanfare one would expect. The bleachers were packed. Students wore the school’s red and white. The band played. Only one thing was missing: Lincoln’s cheerleaders.
Willamette Week  |  Beth Slovic  |  12-16-2009  |  Education

Fourteen Fascinating Things from the Investigation of Portland's Mayornew

Behind the report Oregon Attorney General John Kroger released regarding the investigation of Portland Mayor Sam Adams' relationship with Beau Breedlove is an extraordinary amount of detail even the casual observer should find fascinating.
Willamette Week  |  Nigel Jaquiss, Beth Slovic and James Pitkin  |  06-24-2009  |  Politics

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