Some of my favorite pieces.
Residents of the Grove Hotel are prisoners of poverty.
Portland Tribune, January 22, 2008.
Rules of the
At least law-breaking officials respect the laws of economics
The Economist, May 5, 2007.
For millennia, the ancient language of the Wasco tribe echoed throughout
the Columbia River Gorge. Today, only three people in the world
speak it fluently. Can a onetime forklift operator and single mom
save it from extinction?
Portland Monthly, May 2007.
Drowning out the
Fifty years later, remembering the death of Celilo Falls.
Portland Monthly, March 2007.
A dose of
realism on vaccines
Review of Vaccine, by Arthur Allen
The Oregonian, February 18, 2007.
Lock up your board games: computers are beginning to outperform
humans on every front.
The Economist, January 25, 2007.
Blood on the
Review of The Deschutes River Railroad War by Leon Speroff.
The Oregonian, December 17, 2006.
in the Slammer
Welcome to the Monkeyhouse.
Whitewater legend Val Shaull is facing the toughest challenge of
his career: a 9-year-old girl named Jodie.
Portland Monthly, September 2006.
Life and death on the Sandy River.
Willamette Week, July 2006.
America's bike messengers are being pushed off the streets.
The Economist, June 2006.
The Fisher King
Guido Rahr is on a mission to save the world--one salmon at a time.
Portland Monthly, June 2006.
The Buck Stops Here
Soaring business costs in California were driving Buck Knives to
the brink. The company regained its edge by dismantling its factory--and
putting it back together 1,453 miles away.
Inc. Magazine, May 2006.
The Gamble in the
Two tribes battle for survival in the fight over the casino in
Portland Monthly, March 2006.
Criminals run free while a jail sits empty.
Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2005.
Scars Fade, Memories
Can survivors of torture recover from their traumatic memories?
Willamette Week, June 1, 2005.
Hell on Wheels
Guardians of morality, beware! You are about to be blindsided by
a madcap quadriplegic.
Willamette Week, March 9, 2005.
Wrestling legend Dutch Savage still knows how to tie a reporter
Willamette Week, 11/10/04
Portland's leading devil dude philosophizes about good and evil.
But mostly about evil.
Willamette Week, 11/10/04
The Deadly Cure
State health cops investigate surge of methadone overdoses.
Willamette Week, May 28, 2003.
Waterfront lockout pits shipping interests against the nation's
most powerful union.
Willamette Week, Oct 9 2002.
How the Homeland Security Act innoculated drug makers against autism
Willamette Week, Nov 27 2002.
Is medical marijuana real, or is it just a great way to get over
on the man?
Willamette Week, April 4, 2002.
is out There
Don't call them contrails--they're chemtrails, and they're part
of an interplanetary plot...
Willamette Week, Sept 26, 2001.
Hundreds of aspiring actors bilked out of thousands of dollars
as Caribbean dream dissolves.
Willamette Week, July 4, 2001.
How Treva Throneberry convinced the world she was a teenage runaway--again
and again and again.
Willamette Week, June 27, 2001.
Going to the
They're cute. They're furry. They're taking over.
Willamette Week, July 4, 2000.
Man vs. Machine on the Checkered battlefield.
Willamette Week, April 5, 2000.
Profile of a high-class hooker.
Willamette Week, January 26, 2000.
Psychiatric patients flex their political muscle.
Willamette Week, Sept 1, 1999.
Bridges are supposed to bring people together... aren't they?
Willamette Week, March 31, 1999.
A toxic plume of industrial solvent may have sickened thousands
of workers at a Beaverton toy factory.
Willamette Week, Jan 6 1999.
Health officials investigate outbreak of flesh-eating bacteria
among Portland drug addicts.
Willamette Week, Dec 22, 1998.
Welcome to the world of injury litigation, where every victim is
a suspect and every twinge has a price tag.
Willamette Week, Nov 13 1996.
faith of stoic witnesses to repression
Singapore cracks down on Jehovah's Witnesses.
Sydney Morning Herald. April 11, 1998
Human rights organization decries libels suits by Singapore politicians.
Sydney Morning Herald. Oct 17, 1997.
Where life passes in
Singapore takes steps to combat the highest level of myopia in
Asiaweek, Dec 1997.
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