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Next: Good Humor Trucks Selling THC On a Stick.

State lawmakers are in the weeds (sorry) over how to fine tune the state’s voter-approved laws on legalized marijuana. One debate seems to be ending: Oregon will have “dry” cities and coun   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Here’s The News—Don’t Tell The Auditor.

An emotional neighborhood battle from 17 years ago is surfacing in a contentious fight for a Portland Public Schools board seat. In 1998, PPS board candidate Amy Kohnstamm joined Arlington Heights   More
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: The Dope For Our Stories Comes From All Over.

Oregonians who are paranoid about large, out-of-state marijuana companies dominating the state’s legal weed market now have more reason to worry. State lawmakers are considering a way to keep ��   More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: The State Police, Seeing Green.

Legal weed, schmegal weed: Oregon cops still want more money to go after marijuana crimes. The Oregon State Police have recently asked state lawmakers for a $3.9 million budget increase for 2015-1   More
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Get the Checkbook—Stat.

It’s unusual to hear about an unpaid $1.5 million tax bill with anyorganization—let alone Oregon’s medical school and research hospital. But on March 2, the Internal Revenue Service filed a lien   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: It’s Not All About Us.

Last December, Mayor Charlie Hales exchanged sharp words with Uber executive David Plouffe when Plouffe called to tell him the ride-hailing app was launching in Portland in defiance of city rules. T   More
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Dribbling Out A Little Justice.

Score one for girls’ high-school basketball. On March 30, the Portland Public Schools board voted 4-1 to hear the gender discrimination complaint that PPS dissed girls’ teams by routinely making t   More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: News To Chew On.

What do you give the zoo that has everything? A dead water buffalo. That’s the unusual offer Clackamas County heavy-hauling magnate Terry Emmert made the Oregon Zoo this month. Emmert owns the P   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Portland Schools Dispose of a Discipline Idea.

Portland Public Schools has put a stop—for now—to the practice of forcing students at César Chávez K-8 School to clean walls, doorknobs and desks and pick up trash as discipline (“Little Janit   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Dave Frohnmayer, 1940-2015.

News reached us at deadline that former Oregon Attorney General and University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer died March 9 at the age of 74 of complications from prostate cancer. Frohnmayer,    More
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

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