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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

Murmurs: No Influence. Nope. None Whatsover.

The Portland Development Commission is finally making progress unloading land it has collected in the Lents neighborhood. The PDC plans to sell six of the 12 Lents acres it owns to developers—includ   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Perhaps It’s The Crust Of a New Career.

Dave’s Killer Bread co-founder Dave Dahl is giving his first interview since being found guilty except for insanity in November of ramming two Washington County sheriff’s patrol cars with his Cadi   More
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Where We Take Old News and Make it New Again.

As first reported on wweek.com, multiple sources have told WW that the FBI is investigating Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes. An FBI spokeswoman declined to comment; the governor’s office says nei   More
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: We Swear—It’s Only The Truth Out Of Salem.

When Uber returns to Portland in April, it could face new competition (“Drive,” WW, Dec. 31, 2014). Commissioner Steve Novick has told the city’s taxi board to tackle its backlog of 377 permit   More
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Meet The New Year. A Lot Like The Old Year.

Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown is finally fulfilling her long-delayed promise to tackle campaign finance reform. Oregon is one of only four states that places no limits on political contri   More
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: The Latest Dispatches From The Uncaring Economy.

Portland seems to be coming to terms with the so-called “sharing economy”—witness the deal, first reported by wweek.com, that Mayor Charlie Hales cut with Uber to have the ride-sharing com   More
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW Editorial Staff
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