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Murmurs: Still on Target for the Galleria?

Some corporations are more equal than others.


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The arrival of big-box retail in downtown Portland encountered another snag last week. Target Corp. has long been eyeing a downtown Portland location, and in October the Daily Journal of Commercerepor   More
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Working at the Water Bureau: More Dangerous Than the Fire Bureau


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Mayoral candidate Eileen Brady continues her torrid fundraising—she’s brought in $486,000 to Charlie Hales’ $294,000 and Jefferson Smith’s $171,000. But Brady returned two contributions this w   More
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Punched Out In Portland’s Living Room.


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FROM THE EDITOR: Sometime soon, Dwight Holton and Ellen Rosenblum each will announce their candidacies for the state attorney general’s seat incumbent AG John Kroger will vacate next year. Holton    More
 
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Retired Parks Bureau Plumber Challenges Occupy Portland’s Clean-Up Tab

The real pests occupying city buildings.


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Occupy Portland reportedly did $85,000 in damage during its 39-day stay in Lownsdale and Chapman squares-—this according to the Parks & Recreation Bureau. But a retired Parks Bureau plumbe   More
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Cat’s Rights, CRC Concerns and Blazertime!

The cats haven’t asked for their own lawyer.


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A Portland State University student is suing the school, claiming it violated her rights by trying to evict her cats—and then her—from student housing earlier this year. Jasmine Batiste, 24, s   More
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Our Oregon Ballot Bombs, the Kitz Fund and Coveting thy Neighbor’s Car

Riding that Occupy wave.


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The union-backed advocacy group Our Oregon quietly dropped 13 potential ballot measures with the Oregon Secretary of State’s elections division last week. The measures have names such as “Mi   More
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Self-Financing Fritz, PacifiCorp Fines and a Laika Lawsuit

News to whisper in Michele Bachmann’s ear.


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City Commissioner Amanda Fritz won her council seat in 2008 with public financing, part of the short-lived experiment in Portland that voters killed last year. Facing re-election in 2012, Fritz    More
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Oregon Housing Alliance, and Dogcupying the Portland Plan

News does not count as a serving of vegetables.


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Multnomah County has resigned from the Oregon Housing Alliance because of the Alliance’s lobbyist, Mark Nelson. County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury says Nelson’s role in a signature-gathering fi   More
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Wyden Kills Bill, Occupy Portland Silences Commenters

News even a super committee can endorse.


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• One the state’s most politically active companies, Portland-based Stimson Lumber, is adding to the Oregon House Republicans’ strong fundraising efforts that WW first reported on two weeks ago.   More
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 WW Staff

Murmurs: Homesteaders, Fundraisers and the Spirits of Giving

The whole world was watching football.


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HEY, YOU KIDS! GET OFF MY ANCESTOR’S LAWN! Randy Panek, a descendant of W.W. Chapman, who sold the land for Chapman Square to the City of Portland 141 years ago, was so upset by Occupy Portland’s    More
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 WW Editorial Staff
 

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