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Murmurs: Where We Take Old News and Make it New Again.

As first reported on wweek.com, multiple sources have told WW that the FBI is investigating Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes. An FBI spokeswoman declined to comment; the governor’s office says nei   More
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: We Swear—It’s Only The Truth Out Of Salem.

When Uber returns to Portland in April, it could face new competition (“Drive,” WW, Dec. 31, 2014). Commissioner Steve Novick has told the city’s taxi board to tackle its backlog of 377 permit   More
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Meet The New Year. A Lot Like The Old Year.

Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown is finally fulfilling her long-delayed promise to tackle campaign finance reform. Oregon is one of only four states that places no limits on political contri   More
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: The Latest Dispatches From The Uncaring Economy.

Portland seems to be coming to terms with the so-called “sharing economy”—witness the deal, first reported by wweek.com, that Mayor Charlie Hales cut with Uber to have the ride-sharing com   More
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Step Up To The Bar And Light One Up.

The city’s Independent Police Review has published the results of its investigation of the Portland Police Bureau’s handling of local hip-hop shows—and finds that city regulators, police o   More
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Where the Uber Meets the Road.

Portland, your Uber is arriving—in court. The city of Portland on Dec. 8 sued the ride-sharing company and is asking a federal judge to block Uber from operating here until it’s willing to f   More
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Maybe Airbnb Can Rent Out All Those Streetcars.

Portland city officials say they will finally crack down on Airbnb hosts who don’t get safety inspections. WW reported last month that only 4 percent of Airbnb hosts in Portland had bothered to    More
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: In Oracle vs. Oregon, Maybe the Lobbyists Win.

Portland real-estate developer Terry Bean rose to prominence in national politics as a founder of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT rights organization. But the HRC announced    More
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: We’ll Skip The Jokes About Banana Daiquiris.

Alcohol and monkeys don’t mix. That’s the warning from a former Oregon National Primate Research Center employee, who says she was fired in June after reporting that her boss was getting a fel   More
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Uber: The Fastest Way Out of Gresham!

On Nov. 7, the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that the Oct. 14 death of Cougar Burleigh—a 38-year-old Olympia, Wash., man who was found at about 3:30 am Oct. 12 on the west s   More
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

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