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Big Checks and Balances

Charlie Hales leans on big donors, and a Portland developer plays two sides.


Elections
Political candidates like to say every vote counts. When it comes to campaign contributions, some people clearly have a louder voice than others. Last week, WW gave you an analysis of special-in   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 HEIDI GROOVER

City Hall Bucks

Contributions in the mayor’s campaign have topped $1 million, and it’s becoming clear who’s paying for this race.


Elections
From speeches in swanky bars to parties with aerial dancers, Portland’s three leading mayoral candidates...   More
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 HEIDI GROOVER

Manual Dexterity

When Eileen Brady helped run New Seasons, the company equated unions with extremists.


Elections
Eileen Brady’s association with New Seasons Market has been the central narrative of her campaign for Portland mayor. It makes sense that she wants to identify herself with the grocery that call   More
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Extra Seasoning

Records raise questions about Eileen Brady’s New Seasons résumé.


Elections
Early this month, New Seasons Market announced plans to build its 13th store on a vacant lot in North Portland’s Eliot neighborhood.  That’s good news for the listless economy and the u   More
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Out Wu, In New

Our endorsement in the race for the 1st Congressional District. Election day is Jan. 31.


Elections
Few voters in Oregon’s 1st Congressional District will miss U.S. Rep. David Wu.  First elected in 1998, Wu resigned last August after exhibiting bizarre behavior and, ultimately, facing a   More
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 WW Staff

It’s All in the Game

Rob Cornilles’ pursuit of tax breaks and his shrinking company challenge his campaign image as a “Job Creator.”


Elections
Rob Cornilles hasn’t seen his campaign message that he’s a “job creator” go quite like he’d hoped.  Cornilles is the Republican nominee in the Jan. 31 special election to replace fo   More
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS
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