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Murmurs: It’s Not All About Us.

Last December, Mayor Charlie Hales exchanged sharp words with Uber executive David Plouffe when Plouffe called to tell him the ride-hailing app was launching in Portland in defiance of city rules. T   More
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Dribbling Out A Little Justice.

Score one for girls’ high-school basketball. On March 30, the Portland Public Schools board voted 4-1 to hear the gender discrimination complaint that PPS dissed girls’ teams by routinely making t   More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: News To Chew On.

What do you give the zoo that has everything? A dead water buffalo. That’s the unusual offer Clackamas County heavy-hauling magnate Terry Emmert made the Oregon Zoo this month. Emmert owns the P   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Portland Schools Dispose of a Discipline Idea.

Portland Public Schools has put a stop—for now—to the practice of forcing students at César Chávez K-8 School to clean walls, doorknobs and desks and pick up trash as discipline (“Little Janit   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Dave Frohnmayer, 1940-2015.

News reached us at deadline that former Oregon Attorney General and University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer died March 9 at the age of 74 of complications from prostate cancer. Frohnmayer,    More
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Ted vs. Charlie? A Potential 2016 Fight For City Hall.

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales looks like a cinch for re-election next year, but some powerful constituents would like to see Hales work to keep his City Hall job. Three sources tell WW that repre   More
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Portland’s Policing Of Airbnb? Into Thin Air.

An independent analysis of Airbnb’s Portland hosts reveals only 93 of 2,006 online rentals in the city show they have a city permit to operate legally. That’s just 4.6 percent. The city of Por   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Maybe a Custodian Will Take The Job.

Democrat Kate Brown, set to become governor Feb. 18, must choose her replacement secretary of state—a jumping-off job a lot of ambitious politicians would like to hold. Leading contenders have   More
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: What John Kitzhaber Can Still Do.

As WW goes to press, John Kitzhaber remains the 37th governor of Oregon—barely. Kitzhaber’s increasingly tenuous grasp on power marks a stunning reversal for a physician who turned from me   More
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Raise Your Right Hand. First, Put Down The Joint.

Oregon lawmakers have started hashing out rules for the sale of recreational marijuana that voters approved last November. That means lots of legislative hearings—but possibly with a twist. Sena   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

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