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Strippers and union goons, fetuses and convicts—they’re all appearing in the fierce battle for control of the Oregon House.


Elections
Observers of the Portland mayor’s race have whined about campaign tactics this year. But running for City Hall is like sipping high tea...   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

One Question: Do You Support the “Arts Tax” to Fund Schools and Cultural Organizations?


Elections
Portland voters will decide Nov. 6 whether to impose an annual $35-per-adult tax on city residents (with exemptions for those living in poverty) to help fund more arts teachers in Portland Publi   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 BRENT WALTH

PDX Votes: WW’s 2012 Endorsements

Our recommendations on how to cast your ballot.


Elections
NATIONAL President: Barack Obama (D)  CONGRESS U.S. House, 1st District: Suzanne Bonamici (D) U.S. House, 3rd District: Earl Blumenauer (D) U.S. House, 5th District: Kurt Schrader    More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

One Question: Would You Vote to Permit Construction of the CRC in its Current Form?


Elections
The City of Portland has been a minor player in the proposed $3.5 billion Columbia River Crossing—with its wide freeway bridges and light rail to Vancouver, Wash. But the mega-project will pro   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 TROY BRYNELSON

One Question: A Sustainability Center Or HQ Hotel—What Gets The Money?


Elections
Last month, the Portland Development Commission resumed negotiations on two long-debated projects requiring millions in public subsidies: an office tower in Southwest Portland without a carbon f   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 AARON MESH

One Question: Should the City End the 48-Hour Waiting Period for Police Involved in Shootings?


Elections
The city’s labor contract with police allows officers involved in a shooting or in-custody death to decline to talk to bureau investigators for 48 hours while they confer with union lawyers. O   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

One Question: Should Portland Have OK’d Fluoridation Without a Vote of the People?


Elections
The Portland City Council voted unanimously Sept. 12 to fluoridate Portland’s water by mid-2014. Foes, seeking to refer the question...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 AARON MESH

One Question: What are you going to do about the Moyer Hole?


Elections
In 2009, Tom Moyer abandoned work on a new 33-story office and condominium tower in the center of Portland’s downtown retail district. The development mogul’s company has left us with a gaping   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 AARON MESH

Your Money’s No Good Here

Under the grandstands, here’s how the mayoral campaign contribution limits compare.


Elections
It’s getting to where donating money in the Portland mayoral race requires photo ID, an advanced math degree and a healthy sense of irony. Last week, state Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portl   More
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 AARON MESH

City Slackers

Voters who will decide the mayor’s race in November didn’t cast a ballot in May. That’s good news for Jefferson Smith.


Elections
Numbers may not lie, but they don’t always tell the whole story, either. When former City Commissioner Charlie Hales finished...   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 COREY PEIN
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