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July 23, 1989 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Pistols and shotguns ready, 10 members of Portland's elite Gang Eradication Team emptied out of an unmarked van to serve a search warrant on a suspected drug house the hard way--at the end of a battering ram. One of seven raids executed in the rundown northeast section of Portland on Friday, it is a routine repeated with grim regularity by police departments in drug-plagued towns and cities across the country. But in one way, this raid was different.
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June 10, 1988 | JANNY SCOTT, Times Medical Writer
The nation's first experiment in giving clean hypodermic needles to drug addicts is to begin next month in Portland, Ore., testing a controversial AIDS-control strategy that has proven too politically unpalatable to be tried anywhere else in the country. The needle exchange program, announced Thursday, is modeled on similar experiments abroad.
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August 26, 1987 | United Press International
A man apparently angry because he was refused entry to the FBI's Portland office hurled a rock through two windows of the facility Tuesday, shattering glass in the reception area. Gary Nelson Wilkins, 28, was taken into custody for psychiatric evaluation, an FBI official said. No injuries were reported.
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