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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

Murmurs: News to Give You Hives.

After nearly two years of debate, lawmakers have approved prison reform after Gov. John Kitzhaber stepped back from his hopes of changing the state’s tough sentencing guidelines (“The Hard Truth A   More
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Rudy Crew, We Hardly Knew You.

The leader of one of Portland’s most prominent churches is out—and parishioners say they don’t know why. The Rev. Stephen Newton—a supporter of the Portland Pride Festival & Parade—was a   More
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: So What’s a Few Million Here and There?

Officials pushing the Columbia River Crossing are concealing the true costs of multimillion-dollar deals they have reached to win support of manufacturing firms affected by the proposed freeway br   More
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Testing Hales, On Civil Rights And Police Reform.

Mayor Charlie Hales faces a decision about what to do regarding Baruti Artharee, his chief public safety adviser and liaison to the Police Bureau. As first reported on wweek.com, Artharee has ac   More
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Who Picks Up the Bill for the Tilapia Dinner?

Companies on the hook for a Superfund cleanup of Portland Harbor are paying millions to study the toxicity of Willamette River fish. But that doesn’t include $920 for new metal signs, designed by    More
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

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