Portland is looking to tax weed—even before voters legalize it.
Come November, Oregon voters will decide whether to
legalize recreational marijuana, giving the state the authority to
regulate and tax weed sales.
But Portland city leaders aren’t waiting to
These eccentric billionaires have the cash that could legalize pot in Oregon.
What do a hedge-fund billionaire, an online sex-toy mogul
and the nation’s most beloved expert on backpacking in Europe know about
Oregon that voters here do not? That it should be legal for the
The State Treasurer—famously averse to risk—wants to gamble millions for college scholarships.
We didn’t think we’d see State Treasurer
Ted Wheeler out on the campaign trail for another two years. He won
election in the last cycle to a full four-year term after being
appointed in 2010
The City Commissioner rails against what he calls a takeover of the city’s water system.
City Commissioner Nick Fish is in hot water. And by the standards of this usually placid lawyer, he’s boiling mad.
Fish, who’s up for
re-election, is fighting a second battle on the May ballot
State treasurer Ted Wheeler wants to borrow $500 million to buy stocks and invest the profits in college scholarships.
As Multnomah County chairman, Ted Wheeler killed a risky
proposal for an Oregon Convention Center headquarters hotel. As state
treasurer, he’s been a voice of caution on excessive borrowing and
A bill tying voter registration to driver’s licenses is stuck in neutral.
A bill that could register as many as 600,000 new Oregon voters is in danger of dying without a vote.
The state’s top
elections official, Secretary of State Kate Brown, wants anyone who gets
State records reveal norovirus outbreaks are common in long-term care facilities.
In January, the staff at Providence ElderPlace Glendoveer, a residential care facility in Northeast Portland, responded
with speed when patients at the 84-bed center started showing signs of