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The Naughty And The Nice.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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