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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

Murmurs: Self-Financing Fritz, PacifiCorp Fines and a Laika Lawsuit

News to whisper in Michele Bachmann’s ear.

City Commissioner Amanda Fritz won her council seat in 2008 with public financing, part of the short-lived experiment in Portland that voters killed last year. Facing re-election in 2012, Fritz    More
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Oregon Housing Alliance, and Dogcupying the Portland Plan

News does not count as a serving of vegetables.

Multnomah County has resigned from the Oregon Housing Alliance because of the Alliance’s lobbyist, Mark Nelson. County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury says Nelson’s role in a signature-gathering fi   More
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Wyden Kills Bill, Occupy Portland Silences Commenters

News even a super committee can endorse.

• One the state’s most politically active companies, Portland-based Stimson Lumber, is adding to the Oregon House Republicans’ strong fundraising efforts that WW first reported on two weeks ago.   More
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 WW Staff

Murmurs: Homesteaders, Fundraisers and the Spirits of Giving

The whole world was watching football.

HEY, YOU KIDS! GET OFF MY ANCESTOR’S LAWN! Randy Panek, a descendant of W.W. Chapman, who sold the land for Chapman Square to the City of Portland 141 years ago, was so upset by Occupy Portland’s    More
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Unoccupied Pocketbooks

All the news that can occupy this space.

It’s looking grim in the Occupy Portland camps: Occupy organizers say they’re broke. As first reported on wweek.com, a former finance committee member refunded $14,000 to donors last week without    More
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Occupalooza and a Special Election Reminder

7 billion people can’t be wrong.

Mayoral poll: Two-thirds of the 300 Portland voters surveyed in October on the mayor’s race by pollster Tim Hibbitts said they didn’t know the three leading candidates or would prefer someone else   More
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Bullivant Payout Woes, Cemetary Triumphs and Endorsement Recaps

Breaking News: Steve Jobs is still dead.

Portland law firm Bullivant Houser Bailey has had its share of trouble recently with lawyers leaving-—losing nearly two dozen this year, and 38 since 2007. Now, Bullivant can’t meet its payment   More
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: DeWitt’s Booker Ambitions, Bonamici's Cash Advantage and Allen’s Dirt

Better than tax advice from the pizza guy.

State Sen. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Beaverton) enters the stretch run for the Nov. 8 Democratic primary to replace U.S. Rep. David Wu with a big cash advantage over her opponents. The latest reports sho   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Contracts, Appointments and no Friend of Oregon

News sharper than Rick Perry’s punchlines.

Powell’s Books and its union employees have a new 18-month contract, the shortest term the beloved bookseller has ever signed with the decade-old International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local   More
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

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