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Going Rogue Each Week

Meet the new boss; same as the old boss. When Dan Staton was sworn in as interim Multnomah County Sheriff on Nov. 5, we hoped he would reverse former Sheriff Bob Skipper’s refusal to hand over ...   More
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

You Don’t Need 60 Votes To Consider This Column.

City Commissioner Dan Saltzman has said he will announce in January whether he’ll run for a fourth term in 2010. But Murmurs has learned Saltzman has already hired Emerald Bogue to be his ...   More
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

Lists. A Great Way To Organize The News You Follow.

Oregon gets its first cannabis cafe on Friday, Nov. 13—at 4:20 pm, naturally—thanks to the pro-legalization group Oregon NORML. Only people who are members both of the Oregon Medical Mari ...   More
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

Landing On The Right Runway Every Week.

Add the names of two more business leaders to the second effort to recall Mayor Sam Adams: As first reported on wweek.com, a fundraising email sent this week by chief petitioner Avel Gordly went out o ...   More
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

News That Soars Even Without A Balloon.

The chief petitioner and spokeswoman for the second attempt to recall Mayor Sam Adams will be former State Sen. Avel Gordly, who retired from the Legislature last year after 17 years representing Nort ...   More
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

A Column Worthy Of A Nobel Peace Prize.

Some Portland cops are crying nanny state after the Police Bureau recently “clarified” rules to cut sick-leave abuse. Cops must now call their sergeant to ask for sick leave rather than le ...   More
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

A “Human Being” Column Chip Kelly Would Appreciate.

A Multnomah County jury has found Del Monte Fresh Produce liable for unpaid wages to hundreds of employees who worked at the North Portland food-processing plant before a federal immigration raid in 2 ...   More
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

Insurance Each Week That You Know The News.

Steve Shields, a former Hewlett Packard exec from Corvallis, is beavering away on a gubernatorial run in the Democratic primary next May. Shields has met with more than 70 political insiders and group ...   More
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

No Extra Troops Were Used To Produce This.

Clackamas County Chairwoman Lynn Peterson is raising money and inching closer to an official announcement that she’ll enter the 2010 Democratic primary for governor. She’ll join a field t ...   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

News Joe Wilson Can’t Shout Down.

Church groups that have long fed dinner to hundreds of Portland’s homeless and working poor under the Burnside Bridge’s west end remain without a home. Construction on new Mercy Corps and ...   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 WW Editorial Staff

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