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Murmurs: Saving Portland, One Tree At A Time

Leonard Williamson, inspector general for the Oregon Department of Corrections, has filed notice of his intent to sue the department and his boss, DOC director Colette Peters. The tort claim notice, f   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 WWeek News Staff

Murmurs: No McMenamins with a Superfund View

Portlanders’ 2016 ballots may be crowded with tax measures. Portland Public Schools officials are crunching numbers to figure out how much property owners will have to pay to rebuild Benson, Madison   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 WWeek News Staff

Thunderbird Hotel Is the Biggest Property Tax Delinquent in Multnomah County

State Treasurer Ted Wheeler plans to announce Sept. 9 that he will challenge incumbent Mayor Charlie Hales in next May’s primary election. Wheeler, 53, was elected Multnomah County chairman in 2006    More
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 WWeek News Staff

No Poking!

Multnomah County juvenile detention officials responded this week after learning they had employed a former Portland Public Schools teacher who allegedly poked a PPS colleague “in, on or around”   More
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 WWeek News Staff

Ted, Get Your Tool Belt

Organized labor and Democratic politicians have long held each other in a warm embrace. But the 2016 political season is beginning with fractiousness. Trade unions, angered by congressional Democrats   More
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 WWeek News Staff

Take the Orange Line to High Times

The nation’s biggest legal-weed party is looking to land in Clackamas County. For months, High Times magazine has struggled to find a site in Portland where it could host the Cannabis Cup, a marijua   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 WWeek News Staff

State Rep. Brent Barton Says Goodbye

State Rep. Brent Barton (D-Oregon City) is surrendering the most expensive seat in the Oregon House. Barton, 35, a Harvard-educated trial lawyer, defeated Republican Steve Newgard in a 2014 rematch th   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 WWeek News Staff

Murmurs: We’re All Out Of Bubblegum.

Three weeks ago, Portland real-estate developer and Democratic Party fundraiser Terry Bean tried to avert a trial on criminal sex-abuse charges by paying cash to the 17-year-old alleged victim (“Bea   More
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: When Will the Pope Endorse Charlie?

Ted Wheeler is preparing his run for Portland mayor. Last week, the state treasurer told The Oregonian he was still making up his mind whether to challenge Mayor Charlie Hales in 2016 or take a run at   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 WWeek News Staff

Murmurs: President Trump Will Stop the Megaquake.

Does the city lawfully own the trademark to the neon “Portland Oregon” sign? Legal observers will have to wait for an answer now that city officials have employed a creative maneuver to quash a la   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 WWeek News Staff

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