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Ted, Get Your Tool Belt


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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 Democratsâ   More
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 WWeek News Staff

Take the Orange Line to High Times


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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


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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.


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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?


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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.


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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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The best shortish news items in Portland.


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The Port of Portland paid a $325,000 settlement in April to a female firefighter who says a male colleague sexually assaulted her during a training trip in Texas last fall, according to a story the no   More
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 WWeek News Staff

Murmurs: All Hail the New Weed Queen


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Portland Mayor Charlie Hales last week publicly embarrassed City Commissioner Amanda Fritz by abruptly yanking her control of the bureau that oversees real-estate development. Fritz had angered develo   More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 WWeek News Staff

Cougar Burleigh's Family Gets Justice


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More than eight months after Cougar Burleigh died from an assault on the Burnside Bridge, his family has seen justice. Robert Lewis Browne, 42, pleaded guilty June 29 to second-degree manslaughte   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 WWeek News Staff

Murmurs: A Hipster Dividend


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No, Portland’s proposed “density bonus” is not a cash handout to you for tolerating an increasingly crowded city. It’s a series of new incentives City Commissioner Dan Saltzman wants to give d   More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 WW Editorial Stall
 

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