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Murmurs: It’s Good to be the CEO

The job-creating power of school reform.

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.

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.

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.

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

Murmurs: Earl the Tariff Cutter

Unexpected pickets at Planned Parenthood.

A federal grand jury in San Diego last week indicted Yonas Fikre and two others for attempting to conceal the transfer of $75,000 from the United States to the United Arab Emirates in 2010. Fikre is t   More
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Gambling on a New Lottery Boss.

The Oregon Lottery generates more than $500 million a year, most of it from video gambling machines in bars and taverns. Longtime Lottery Commission Chairman Steve Ungar is stepping down and Gov.    More
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Somthing Rotten in Tomatogate

Have you been snared in an illegal speed trap?

Former State Sen. Charlie Ringo (D-Beaverton) filed a class-action lawsuit April 3 in Multnomah County against the City of Portland, alleging the city has been improperly enforcing a temporary 35-   More
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Extra Mayoral With a Side of Pulitzer

Charlie Hales faces election complaint.

An elections-law complaint against former City Commissioner Charlie Hales threatens his campaign for mayor. Portlander Seth Woolley, a Green Party activist, filed complaints late Tuesday with the    More
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: DIY Taxidermist Winged by Feds

You’d think the Feds have bigger game to chase.

DIY taxidermist Emily Humphries, whom we featured last fall (see “The Right Stuffing,” WW, Sept. 21, 2011), says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating her under the Migratory Bird Tr   More
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Lowballing the Willamette Cleanup

We never add sugar to our product.

The coalition of property owners potentially on the hook for a Portland Harbor cleanup (see “What the Muck?,” WW, March 28, 2012) are pushing bargain-basement proposals. The companies say the    More
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

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