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Novick Unchained

The City Council candidate is riding such a groundswell of support, he feels he can voice any idea. He has a lot of them.


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On the night he lost his race for U.S. Senate in 2008, Steve Novick gave one of the more extraordinary concession speeches...
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012 AARON MESH

WW’s Endorsements

Our picks in the 2012 Primary.


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City of Portland Mayor: Charlie HalesCity Council Position 1: Mary NolanCity Council Position 4: Steve Novick U.S. House of Representatives Oregon’s 1st, (R): Delinda MorganOregon’s 3rd   More
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

The People’s Mayor: Timothy Hutton


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We sincerely hope you will find our endorsements persuasive. But we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the mayor’s race includes another choice. Timothy Hutton, the people’s choice. Hu   More
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Switching On

Mayoral candidates retain enough cash to have an impact as the campaigns hit the airwaves.


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There’s a little more than two weeks before May primary ballots go out, and the contest for Portland mayor remains wide open. The most competitive mayoral primary in 20 years comes down to this:   More
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Doctor in the House? Or Senate?

Oregon medicos flock to state politics as the stakes for health-care reform grow.


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The average emergency-room doctor makes about $250,000 a year, but Dr. Sharon Meieran says she now makes “well under” that...   More
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

The Anti-Fritz Candidate

Rep. Mary Nolan is running for City Council but hasn’t yet connected with voters.


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Mary Nolan looks uncomfortable. About 25 people have gathered for a candidates’ forum at the June Key Delta Community Center in North Portland.   More
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 HEIDI GROOVER

The Elephant In The Room

The GOP still holds a fundraising edge.


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With less than two months until the May 15 primary, Republican candidates continue the strong fundraising they started last year (“Reversal of Fortune,” WW, Nov. 9, 2011).  From 2007, w   More
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Campaign Confidential

WW gets city hall candidates to make public questionnaires used to win special-interest-group support.


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If a candidate for mayor knocks on your door and asks for your vote, you probably won’t try to pin him or her down...   More
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 HEIDI GROOVER

You Really, Really Like Me!

Brady’s and Smith’s social-media campaigns are friending voters. And @Hales? #Zzzzz.


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Jefferson Smith, Eileen Brady and Charlie Hales hope you’ll “like” them. Brady also wants you to see pictures of her family and eavesdrop as she says “I love you” to her son. Smith weigh   More
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 HEIDI GROOVER

Fritz’s Labor Pains

City Commissioner Amanda Fritz says she is the champion of labor unions. So why have they abandoned her?


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A union strike, City Commissioner Amanda Fritz says, defined her commitment to public service long before she ran for office. She recalls...   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 HEIDI GROOVER
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