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Spying the Friendly Skiesnew

Drone aircraft used for recon in Afghanistan are now in the U.S. Northwest.
Willamette Week  |  Corey Pein  |  06-26-2012  |  War

A Newsman's Secretnew

The woman with Oregonian editor Bob Caldwell on the day he died works as an internet call girl.
Willamette Week  |  Corey Pein  |  03-21-2012  |  Media


Thanks to Julian Assange, we now know how Oregon’s top company fights corruption, counterfeiting and Croatian smugglers.
Willamette Week  |  Corey Pein  |  12-20-2011  |  Business & Labor

War Bribesnew

An Oregon businessman wanted to get “filthy stinking rich.” Now he’s linked to a bribery case and risks losing his biggest customer: the U.S. Military.
Willamette Week  |  Corey Pein  |  11-08-2011  |  War

Outgreened and Uncountednew

Oregon spent hundreds of millions to create “green” jobs, but it can’t say how many it got.
Willamette Week  |  Corey Pein  |  10-07-2011  |  Economy

Public Paydaysnew

Portland's public employees aren’t getting rich—but they’re doing better than their neighbors.
Willamette Week  |  Corey Pein  |  09-19-2011  |  Policy Issues

Cheat Local!new

Portland helped make Groupon a giant. Here's how local businesses get crushed.
Willamette Week  |  Corey Pein  |  08-17-2011  |  Business & Labor

Death of a Yoginew

The battle for a corporate empire, hundreds of millions of dollars and the meaning of a faith.
Willamette Week  |  Corey Pein  |  07-08-2011  |  Features

Thomas Frank on What's Wrong with Obamanew

Before he morphed into one of the few real leftists still taken seriously by the mainstream press, author Thomas Frank had an even lower profile.
Willamette Week  |  Corey Pein  |  08-13-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

LaJean Lawson Follows the Bouncing Breastnew

For more than two decades, Lawson has searched for new and better ways to keep women’s boobs from bouncing when they run.
Willamette Week  |  Corey Pein  |  07-16-2008  |  Sports

Portland Spends Another $119,000 to Train Baristasnew

On July 9, the City Council voted unanimously to renew a $119,000 program that seeks to make service-with-a-smile espresso jockeys out of a couple dozen "at-risk youth"--bureau-speak for troubled and/or troublemaking teens.
Willamette Week  |  Corey Pein  |  07-16-2008  |  Food+Drink

Do Yuppie Hybrid Buyers Really Need a Tax-Break Carrott Anymore?new

Like many states, Oregon has long offered generous tax credits -- on top of existing federal tax credits -- to buyers of new hybrids. But if demand is already high and climbing as fast as the price of gasoline, why keep giving away money?
Willamette Week  |  Corey Pein  |  06-25-2008  |  Transportation

Can Portland's 5,000 Cyclists Swing a City Hall Election?new

Bikes are the new babies in Portland elections, where it seems every candidate gets photographed wearing a helmet and a smile. Stop laughing. There really is a bike lobby here -- in influence, sorta like Big Oil in Dallas or Little Havana in Miami, just without the cash.
Willamette Week  |  Corey Pein  |  05-07-2008  |  Politics

Opening Portland's First Day-Labor Hiring Center Turns Out to be a Hasslenew

Plans for the center seemed so simple: a single-wide trailer. Two Port-A-Potties. And as many laborers as could fit under a 30-foot tent. But nothing is ever simple when the city is Portland and the issue is land use.
Willamette Week  |  Corey Pein  |  04-30-2008  |  Immigration

Wal-Mart Winds Up Campaign Fodder in Portlandnew

The top contenders in a 13-candidate mayoral field have at least one actual substantive difference on a big (box) issue: Wal-Mart. Sam Adams loves to bash the country's largest non-union employer and leader on the Fortune 500 list, while Sho Dozono welcomes the house of Walton as an indication to all business that Portland is open.
Willamette Week  |  Corey Pein  |  04-23-2008  |  Politics

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