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News That’s Bigger Than Greg Oden.


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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.


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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.


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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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The estate of a woman who died of pneumonia in the Multnomah County Detention Center after guards allegedly ignored her cries for help is suing the county for $1 million. Holly Jean Casey, a 36-year-o ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 WW Editorial Staff

Chug This For New Year’s.


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An arbitrator has decided the City of Portland violated its contract with Laborers’ International Union Local 483 in 2007. That’s when Portland’s Bureau of Transportation outsourced ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

The Naughty And The Nice.


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Former Gov. John Kitzhaberraked in big checks this week to lift his total to nearly $400,000 for next year’s Democratic gubernatorial primary. But some observers point to ex-Kitzhaber aide Steve ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

News Even Joe Lieberman Can Get Behind.


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The second effort to recall Mayor Sam Adams has gone dark for the holidays, but campaign spokeswoman Avel Gordly tells Murmurs she is “very encouraged” at how many people have offered to v ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

Let Us Bowl You Over.


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Sandy Rowe, editor of The Oregonian since 1993, told her newsroom Monday she’s retiring Dec. 31 in what she described as a voluntary cost-cutting move to preserve other jobs at the financially a ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

Boiled For Your Safe Consumption.


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Although John Minnis is no Tiger Woods, the secrecy around why Gov. Ted Kulongoski demanded Minnis’ immediate resignation last week as director of the Department of Public Safety Standards and T ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

Our Reporting, Our Words.


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Five days after Portland Police Officers Aaron Dauchy and Christopher Humphreys created a furor (see “Reasonable Doubts,”) over their arrest of a 12-year-old girl on the MAX line, a lawsui ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 WW Editorial Staff
 

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