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In Regular Need Of Both Randy Leonard And Reconciliation.

Commissioner Randy Leonard has a new plan to arm Water Bureau security guards. Using an obscure state provision, Leonard wants the guards to become “special” police officers, according to ...   More
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

News To Lift Portland Out Of Depression.

The Portland Development Commission is preparing to buy out some employees and lay offothers because the agency has few projects. PDC showed union reps draft plans this week and hope to finalize a pac ...   More
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Even Jim Bunning Can’t Block This News.

Grant High School’s student newspaper reports that principal Joseph Malone, who is retiring at the end of this school year, wants every Grant student at school dances to take a breathalyzer ...   More
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Bikes, Breedlove & Bucks

Mountain bike advocates who hope to open Forest Park to more cycling face a contentious meeting with critics this week at City Hall. That’s because, in advance of the meeting Feb. 25, one member ...   More
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Unlike Mike & Jean, News That’s Easy To Find.

Usually a well-financed incumbent like senior U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) would only face token opposition. But with Dems playing defense after Republican Scott Brown’s upset victory last month ...   More
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Faster, Smarter, Shorter.

Portland cycling advocates have correctly noted that building hundreds of additional miles of bike lanes over the next 20 years is cheap compared with other mega-transportation projects, such as the C ...   More
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Always Asking, Always Telling.

Multnomah County wants to tax your smokes. During this month’s special legislative session, Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson (D-Gresham) will introduce a bill at the county’s request that woul ...   More
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

News That’s Bigger Than Greg Oden.

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Bill Bradbury rolled out a new big idea last week: a state-owned bank. His concept aims to keep Oregon dollars here supporting economic development programs rather tha ...   More
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

News You Can Recall Again And Again.

Nobody slams public employees more than KXL’s Lars Larson. But until this week, Larson says he had “no idea” that Public Employees Retirement System members indirectly own his statio ...   More
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

A Column That’s Always Dialect-Free.

Water Bureau director David Shaff has been busy answering questions from Commissioners Amanda Fritz and Dan Saltzman about Commissioner Randy Leonard’s proposal that Water Bureau security guards ...   More
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

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