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Murmurs: Step Up To The Bar And Light One Up.


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The city’s Independent Police Review has published the results of its investigation of the Portland Police Bureau’s handling of local hip-hop shows—and finds that city regulators, police o   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Where the Uber Meets the Road.


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Portland, your Uber is arriving—in court. The city of Portland on Dec. 8 sued the ride-sharing company and is asking a federal judge to block Uber from operating here until it’s willing to f   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Maybe Airbnb Can Rent Out All Those Streetcars.


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Portland city officials say they will finally crack down on Airbnb hosts who don’t get safety inspections. WW reported last month that only 4 percent of Airbnb hosts in Portland had bothered to    More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: In Oracle vs. Oregon, Maybe the Lobbyists Win.


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Portland real-estate developer Terry Bean rose to prominence in national politics as a founder of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT rights organization. But the HRC announced    More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: We’ll Skip The Jokes About Banana Daiquiris.


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Alcohol and monkeys don’t mix. That’s the warning from a former Oregon National Primate Research Center employee, who says she was fired in June after reporting that her boss was getting a fel   More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Uber: The Fastest Way Out of Gresham!


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On Nov. 7, the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that the Oct. 14 death of Cougar Burleigh—a 38-year-old Olympia, Wash., man who was found at about 3:30 am Oct. 12 on the west s   More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: At Least East Portland Has Enough Parking.


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The next stop for Portland’s apartment boom? Neighborhoods east of 82nd Avenue. A new report from the city’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability predicts commercial districts in East Portland wi   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: News That Tells Us How You Really Feel.


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It’s not just your imagination: Portlanders are hot under the collar about City Hall. City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade has released the annual survey gauging how well citizens feel the city o   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: It Hits the Fan at the City’s Sewer Bureau.


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A longtime Portland bureaucrat has been put on paid administrative leave as the result of a city audit into a Bureau of Environmental Services building project that went out of control. BES director D   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Tired Of All The Campaigns? The Street Fee Is Next.


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Will voters get a say on the Portland street fee? That’s been a lingering question ever since Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick said this spring they opposed a public vote. Now i   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 WW Editorial Staff
 

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