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Murmurs: Why Don’t You Go Outside And Play?

It’s a nightmare scenario for a principal: learning after the fact your school has hosted a registered sex offender. But that’s what happened to Jefferson High School principal Margaret Calv   More
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Did the OLCC rig a huge legal weed contract?

A Florida software company says the state’s marijuana overlords improperly awarded a $1.7 million contract to follow the flow of legal pot from farm to bong. The company, BioTrackTHC, wants to provi   More
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: The City Covers For The Fire Chief.

Portland Fire & Rescue Chief Erin Janssens is trying to put out a blaze in her own office. The city Bureau of Human Resources last month completed an investigation into an allegation that Ja   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: All The News That Gives A Hoot.

State lawmakers are considering ways to let people expunge past marijuana convictions from their criminal records. WW first reported in February that Rep. Lew Frederick (D-Portland) had introduced a   More
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Government Transparency, At $18,000 A Pop.

Elephant rights activists are getting under the not-so-thick hides of Oregon Zoo officials. Last summer, regional government Metro, which runs the zoo, quoted The Northwest Examiner an $18,000 bill    More
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

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

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