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Murmurs: Condoleezza's Speaking Fee and Illegal Wastewater Dumping

News that’s still in the running for the Heisman.

Want to send your angry liberal friends the ultimate ironic gift? It’ll cost you at least $5,000. That’s the minimum donation necessary to get a personal photo op with former Secretary of State    More
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Raising Funds, Chickens and Rent

We’ve never been near Glen Rice or an oil drum.

Two City Council candidates who are also state lawmakers face pressure to get their fundraising done before the May 2012 primary. State Rep. Mary Nolan is running for City Council and Rep. Jefferson   More
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Jefferson Smith Throws in Hat, High Schooler Builds App, GOP Coffers are Fat

Making a pivot to our jobs every week.

Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) said Tuesday he will run for mayor of Portland against former City Commissioner Charlie Hales and businesswoman  Eileen Brady. Smith, 38, is a founder of t   More
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Maybe Mayors, Man Booker and the City Dole

No anniversaries here.

Two prominent lawmakers are close to major career moves: Two-term state Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) spent the weekend at the coast with his wife to arrive at a decision whether to enter t   More
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Pot 'n' Poultry

All the News We Have When We Hit ‘Print’.

The man behind pdxmugshots.com—a site that posts booking photos and charges their subjects $39 to remove them—has identified himself. Portlander Kyle Ritter, 35, also runs pdxbars.com and previous   More
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

It’s Still August. We’re Still Here.

Former state legislator and Metro Council Chairman Mike Burton has lawyered up to fight any charges he broke state ethics laws by taking a $4,500, 11-day European trip last year while a vice provost   More
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

The Cause of Michele Bachmann’s Migraines.

He’s not up for re-election until 2016, but U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) held a big-ticket fundraiser on Aug. 3 in Washington, D.C. The lunchtime event asked $2,500 from “co-hosts” and $5,000    More
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

News That S&P Hasn’t Downgraded—Yet

Tom Chamberlain, a former Portland firefighter and current president of the Oregon AFL-CIO, says he’s strongly considering running for Portland mayor, as first reported by wweek.com. His major op   More
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

All The News We Had Time To Fit In.

It was a bike crash heard around the nation: On Sunday night, July 31, former University of Oregon and NFL quarterback Joey Harrington, 33, was hospitalized with a broken clavicle, broken rib and pun   More
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Averting an American Financial Crisis Since 1974.

Last week the Seattle Weekly published a hard-hitting article that sought to shed a different light on a 2000 Oregon killing. Liysa Northon maintains she shot her husband, Chris, in the head at a Wal   More
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

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