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A Respite From All The Bad News Out Of Arizona.


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A late December federal decision moved Washington’s Cowlitz tribe closer to gaining a tribal casino 22 miles north of Portland. That decision and the prospect of another private casino effort th ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

News That Fell Out Of The Sky.


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Less than one week before his Jan. 10 inauguration, Gov.-elect John Kitzhaber has yet to announce his chief of staff or many other hires. By comparison in 2002, then-Gov.-elect Ted Kulongoski had hire ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Conversation Starters For A New Year’s Party.


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Three pieces of cop news: 1) Portland’s police union has reached a tentative contract deal with the city. As reported last week at wweek.com/draftcontract , a leaked draft of the contract shows ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Asking And Telling Each And Every Week.


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Portland Public Schools voters will decide this May whether to increase their property taxes to pay for a $548 million construction bond. And donations to the pro-bond campaign have started pouring in ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

News That Flows Like John Boehner’s Tears.


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Prominent Portland real-estate developer Homer Williams is being sued by one of the city’s premier law firms for $16,977 in alleged unpaid bills. As first reported on wweek.com, the lawsuit file ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

A Column That’s Always “Captain Awesome.”


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Supporters of Antjuanece Brown and Jolene Jenkins, the subjects of last week’s “Sext Crimes” cover story, have established a trust account to help Brown repay the $3,000 in court fee ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

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The sister of a man slain in 2005 by a Portland cop is asking Mayor Sam Adams and Police Chief Mike Reese not to promote the officer involved. Raymond Gwerder, 30, was reported armed and suicidal when ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Items For Greg Oden’s Post-Surgery Reading.


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The number of bike trips in Portland experienced a 7.6 percent upswing in 2010, according to the Portland Bureau of Transportation. That’s significant because last year—for the first time ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Don’t Touch Our Junk.


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A busy Tuesday at the Police Bureau. Portland Police Officer Ronald Frashour was fired for his fatal shooting of 25-year-old Aaron Campbell on Jan. 29. Chief Mike Reese and Mayor Sam Adams on Nov. 16 ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

This Week’s Decision Points.


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Gov.-elect John Kitzhaber turned to a familiar face to run his transition team that will hire staff and create a budget before Kitzhaber takes office Jan. 10. As first reported on Nov. 8 on wweek.com, ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 WW Editorial Staff
 

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