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Murmurs: Kroger’s Legacy and Occupy Still Making Waves

City to Occupy: Why don’t you do it in the road?


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Ex-Attorney General John Kroger has left for Reed College, but his legacy at the Oregon Department of Justice continues. On July 2, the Harrang Long Gary Rudnick law firm sent the state a $431,0   More
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Financing on the Fritz

The slippery slope of campaign contributions.


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 Did City Commissioner Amanda Fritz violate her campaign-contribution limits? Fritz has based her political career on her independence from undue influence. In her re-election campaign, she   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: EPA Smacks Lower Willamette Group

Portland harbor companies face penalties.


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Companies on the hook for cleaning up the Portland Harbor Superfund site are facing civil penalties. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the companies used “incorrect or misleading inf   More
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Capping the Campaigns

Charlie and the Contribution Factory.


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Former City Commissioner Charlie Hales shook up the Portland mayor’s race against Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) by announcing June 21 he would limit contributors to $600 and not accept out-o   More
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Top Local Planned Parenthood Official Out

Paying a headhunter to find a headhunter.


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The top official at Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette is out after 179 health-care workers fought for—and won—a union contract in a battle that brought unwanted publicity for the organization   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: New/Old Candidate for ATU President

Meet the new union boss, same as the old boss.


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A $400 million plan to reduce Interstate 5 congestion in the Rose Quarter has one surprising element: a freeway cover on I-5 at North Vancouver and Williams avenues. The lid—similar to the freeway   More
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: It’s Good to be the CEO

The job-creating power of school reform.


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Apparently Oregon school reform means paying big bucks to the top executive. Newly hired state Chief Education Officer Rudy Crew will make $280,000 annually under a three-year contract. Crew will get    More
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: What Happens at the Heathman...

Occupy vs. Portland: The softball questions.


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Chris and Tom Maletis’ long-running effort to get their Langdon Farms Golf Club, located on I-5 just south of the Wilsonville, inside the urban-growth boundary took a dramatic turn May 25 when   More
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Re-read Some Award-Winning WW Journalism

Big names—and money—behind university reform.


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Some powerful interests want to light a fire under lawmakers who are considering giving the seven campuses of the Oregon University System more autonomy. As first reported at wweek.com, five men, incl   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Foodie Fisticuffs—The Lawsuit

A pig fight in court, and a watchdog ascends.


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What began two years ago as a passion-fueled street brawl involving two foodies and a foreign pig has moved to an only slightly more civilized venue: the county courthouse. WW first reported the por   More
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 WW Editorial Staff
 

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