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Fall 2012 Vol. XII, No.2

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Contributors Drew DeSilver (“Risky Business,” p.16) has worked as a business reporter for The Seattle Times since 2000. He has won numerous business writing awards, including a “Best in Business” award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for his reporting on the collapse of Washington Mutual. His coverage of the recession’s local toll won a Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists. During the 2010–11 academic year, DeSilver was a Knight Bagehot Business Fellow in business and economics journalism at Columbia University. Daniella Lednicer (“Risky Business,” illustration, p.16) graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in communication design. An artist and illustrator based in New York, she has illustrated several children’s books and worked with the late Jeanne Claude and Christo on a companion brochure to The Gates. Her work has appeared in Ubiquitous Magazine, Fort Greene Journal, The Association of Joint Labor Management and various election campaigns throughout the New York tri-state area.

Todd Schwartz (“Death Defier,” p. 20) has won more than 20 writing awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). His work has appeared in Oberlin Magazine, Oregon Quarterly, Portland Magazine and Travel + Leisure Magazine. Lee van der Voo (“How Loudly Should Money Talk?,” p.28) is an independent journalist based in Portland, Ore., focusing on enterprise and investigative journalism. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, High Country News and Portland Monthly magazine, and online for The Atlantic, Slate.com, CNN, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune and The Boston Globe. Van der Voo is a regular contributor to InvestigateWest, the Seattlebased nonprofit news foundation. She won awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors for her coverage of a police scandal and from the Society of Environmental Journalists for revealing corporate pollution in a private lake.

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Willamette Lawyer | Fall 2012 Vol. XII, No. 2  

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Willamette Lawyer | Fall 2012 Vol. XII, No. 2  

Last fall, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced he would no longer carry out executions, saying that Oregonians need to have a statewide con...