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PDXS was a biweekly tabloid newspaper in Portland, Oregon from the early 1990s until the early 2000s. It was founded by Jim Redden, a reporter formerly with Willamette Week and subsequently with the Portland Tribune, and his brother Bill, a public defender. PDXS focused on arts and culture, as well as news coverage (typically exposé journalism and conspiracy theory.)

Redden wrote a serial article entitled "The Larry Hurwitz Story" that appeared in 23 issues, in which he uncovered the mystery surrounding a previously unsolved 1990 murder. Largely as a result of Redden's investigative work, Hurwitz was arrested in 1998 on tax evasion charges, and subsequently pleaded no contest to murder, receiving a 12-year sentence.[1]

Novelist Katherine Dunn contributed a regular boxing column, which typically featured news about local matches. Following boxer Mike Tyson's controversial match with Evander Holyfield, however, Dunn wrote a piece that bucked conventional opinion, contending that Holyfield provoked Tyson with illegal head butts.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ van Buskirk, Audrey (March 3, 2005). "The search for the Starry Night killer". Willamette Week. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-13. 
  2. ^ Dunn, Katherine (1997-07-09). "Defending Tyson". PDXS. cyberboxingzone.com. Retrieved 2007-04-18. 
  3. ^ "WW Scorecard: Winners and Losers". Willamette Week. July 16, 1997. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. 
  4. ^ Waxman, Shari (February 2004). "When Heroes Go Bad: The co-dependence of Mike Tyson and the press". Columbia Journalism Review. Archived from the original on October 1, 2006.