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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

Murmurs: Bring those Bags, Brent Barton!

Oh, Blazers! Where shall I go? What shall I do?

Former State Rep. Brent Barton (D-Clackamas) has moved out of his old legislative district so he can run for the seat being vacated by former House Speaker Dave Hunt (D-Gladstone), who’s running    More
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

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

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