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Murmurs: Doctoring Campaign Contributions

What our five-star mayor is thinking about.

Bad medicine: Doctor groups wanting to avoid Medicaid cuts have raised $2.3 million in campaign contributions to influence health-care reform. As first reported on wweek.com, a document accounting   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Super PACs-a-Plenty

We’re the only newspaper—except for the others.

Katie Riley, a Democrat making her second run at the House District 29 seat, currently held by Rep. Katie Eyre (R-Hillsboro), learned an important lesson this week: If you are going to misrepres   More
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Salem Spam, Animal Psych, and Smith’s Slip.

Thousands of people have been getting emails from state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point) recently and haven’t been sure why. Turns out Richardson, co-chairman of the budget-writing Ways    More
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Casino Battle Royale and OPE Oil Sands

Where the slogan “just right” always applies.

The two guys from Lake Oswego who want Oregonians to approve a giant casino in east Multnomah County are back again. Last week, Matt Rossman and Bruce Studer got approval to begin gathering signat   More
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Still on Target for the Galleria?

Some corporations are more equal than others.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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