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Mumurs: News That Always Has Room For One More Guest.

The City Council later this month is expected to make it legal for the home-rental marketplace Airbnb to operate in Portland. The decision will give Airbnb a legitimacy it lacks in other cities, i   More
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: The News We Refuse To Bury.

The state has a new media outlet this month: The Oregon Optimist, a news website, bills itself as “a project of Oregon Right to Life.” The state’s largest anti-abortion group flexed its consid   More
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: The Moment Of Silence For Kutai Is Over.

There has been a troubling silence from the elected officials who run Metro about problems concerning the highest-profile enterprise they oversee, the Oregon Zoo. WW first reported six cotton-top tama   More
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: We Hate Coal. We Love Coal. (We Can’t Decide.)

Gov. John Kitzhaber’s growing opposition to a proposed coal-export terminal in Oregon (“Coal-line Stand,” WW, June 4, 2014) will get a test this week. The Oregon Department of Transportation   More
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: News That Won’t Keep You On A Waiting List.

Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith says she’s serious about closing the gap in the way the district disciplines African-American students. In recent years, black students have been    More
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Boil This News Before Reading.

Not just any proposal can alarm both churches and the purveyors of lottery tickets and cigarettes. But places of worship and convenience stores are the groups expressing the loudest opposition t   More
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Let Them Eat Pavement.

It’s not every day that a conservative talk-show host suggests spending more taxpayer dollars. But during his May 8 show on KXL-FM 101.1, Lars Larson floated an alternative to Mayor Charlie Hale   More
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Next: Democrats Duck the Santa Claus Question.

A Portland police detective who faced allegations last year that he tampered with jurors and threatened his ex-wife has quit the force. WW first wrote about Jason Lobaugh’s troubles nine years   More
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Fighting a Measure That’s Not On the Ballot—Yet.

Gay-rights advocates aren’t waiting to fight back against a proposed ballot measure that would allow businesses to refuse wedding services to same-sex couples. A new group led by Basic Rights Or   More
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: News Among the Ruins

Mayor Charlie Hales and City Commissioner Steve Novick are still moving toward a $12-a-month street fee on households and even higher taxes on businesses to raise more money for the Portland Burea   More
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

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