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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

Murmurs: Shannon’s Missed Putt

There’s a hole in the middle of his big plans.

Voodoo Doughnut owner Tres Shannon for months now has been talking up his brainstorm for a nightlife project, a putt-putt golf and pool room called the Portland P Palace (see “Voodoo Child,” W   More
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Brown Shifts Election

Kate could move her election to another state.

Secretary of State Kate Brown has made a decision critics say is nothing more than partisanship that’s inappropriate of the state’s elections officer. As first reported on wweek.com, Brown,    More
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Avakian is the Word

Zombie lawsuits, burnin’ up the quarter mile.

Two years ago, the Tonkon Torp law firm scored a coup when it snagged Josh Kardon, the longtime chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, to bolster its federal government-relations practice. Kardon,   More
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Sincerest Form of Flattery?

We promise never to use this Ferris joke again.

High-profile Portland lawyer Nena Cook is in a competitive race for an open Oregon Supreme Court seat against Oregon Court of Appeals Judge Timothy Sercombe and Multnomah County Judge Richard Ba   More
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Grant High School Exposés Itself

Never deferential, affirming or quiet.

Grant High School student journalists investigating the Jan. 12 locker-room assault involving junior varsity basketball players have broken big news: Sources tell Grant Magazine police will not    More
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: ODOT Backlash and Schaufler Unbowed

Fixing a city charter right out of Dickens.

WW reported recently about the Oregon Department of Transportation program that has given Union Pacific—with billions in profits—state subsidies of $24.7 million to fix its own track under the lot   More
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

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