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Murmurs: News That Doesn’t Know When To Quit.

Tigard police have long ex-pended unusual efforts on prostitution stings (“To Catch a Stoner,” WW, Aug. 5, 2009). Their penchant for busting johns has netted one of Oregon’s top Republican polit   More
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Building Bridges and Hotels.

As first reported on wweek.com, Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the Gresham bakery that made headlines in February by refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, closed its storefront Saturday, Au   More
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Forget it, Fritz—it’s Chinatown.

The long-running battle whether Portland Mayor Charlie Hales was a legally registered Oregon voter when he filed for office in 2011 took an odd turn this week. On Aug. 26, a Marion County judge dismis   More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: All the News That Fits in a Bootleg Loo.

Gay-marriage opponents are already behind in the spending race to repeal Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage. The group seeking to overturn the ban, Oregon United for Marriage, launched a drive to col   More
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Did The Port and Housing Agency Get Scammed?

Two ex-employees of the Port of Portland and Home Forward, the area’s housing agency, are under criminal investigation for allegedly misappropriating tens of thousands of dollars from their em   More
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Portland Gets Its Own Red Square.

The true power behind the fight for control of Portland’s water and sewer bureaus (“Water Bedfellows,” WW, July 10, 2013) is getting less murky. The city’s largest water ratepayer, German semi   More
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: The County Dishes On Spendy Jail Food.

Hawthorne Street Fair supporters want to know why they can’t use the entire street for their Aug. 18 celebration. City officials have granted closure of only half a lane of Southeast Hawthorne   More
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: People On The Streets…Under Pressure.

A proposed state rule to run strict background checks on addictions counselors could disqualify as many as 600 workers and volunteers who help keep people sober. The Oregon Health Authority is cra   More
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Deputy Fife Rides the Portland Streetcar.

There’s more trouble for Diversified Abilities, a Happy Valley company designated by the state as a qualified rehabilitation facility (“Janitorial Mess,” WW, June 26, 2013). As WW reported, Di   More
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: You Don’t Have Sam to Kick Around Any More.

Mayor Charlie Hales has stopped hinting his predecessor, Sam Adams, might be to blame for a plan by the city’s top financial officer, Jack D. Graham, to improperly shift Water Bureau funds to his ow   More
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

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