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Megabucks Megaphone

Rich white men alter the campaign finance landscape in Oregon’s 2014 campaign.


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What name sends chills down the backs of liberal Portland politicos? We don’t need a poll to tell us it’s Koch. Billionaires Charles and David Koch are at the top of the list of conservative,    More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

Rolling Into November

The May 2014 primary results provide clues about the fall election—and this state.


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If the May 20 primary election reinforced one lesson, it’s that voters are paying attention. They saw through the specious claims put forth by Portlanders for Water Reform, the group seeking t   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

WW’s Primary Endorsements

Our recommendations for the May 20 election.


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Oregon is counting votes in the coming days-on May 20, to be exact-to find out who voters want running their local government, and which candidates they want to see facing off in the general e   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

WW’s 2014 Endorsements in Brief

Our picks for the May 20 primary.


Elections
We published our endorsements for the May 20 primary last week, so we’re publishing the list again this week to remind everyone of our choices. WW follows a different path than most newspape   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

It’s the Real Thing

Big soft-drink money is pouring into the Multnomah County Chair’s race.


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If you make or sell soda pop, you’ve got a lot to worry about from Multnomah County. The county’s health department has targeted sugary soft drinks as a top worry, especially in the fight ag   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

One Question: What Change Would You Make to the County Health Department?


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No local government agency delivers more health care than Multnomah County. Aside from running the jails, it’s the biggest thing the county does. According to its latest budget, Multnomah County   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

One Question: County Programs to Fund and Functions to Cut


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OK, this week it’s actually two questions for the leading candidates in the May 20 primary election for Multnomah County chair. But the questions to Jim Francesconi and Deborah Kafoury are close   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

One Question: Would You Cut Business Taxes?


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It’s a perennial query that politicians running for office face, and we tracked down the answers from the leading candidates for Multnomah County chair, Jim Francesconi and Deborah Kafoury.    More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Chew on This

Sure, we’re about to vote on fluoride, but also on issues about kids and open spaces. Here are WW’s endorsements for the May 21 ballot.


Elections
Many election battles vow an eye for an eye. But this spring’s fight is something even fiercer: a tooth for a tooth. This off-year election—held in a season when voters might be understandably   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 WW Staff

Hall of Errors

A ballot-tampering probe highlights a history of problems under the Clackamas County clerk.


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The news last week that a temporary Clackamas County elections worker got caught filling in votes for Republican candidates has put a cloud over the voting results in Oregon’s third-largest co   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS
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